Chinatown Community Development Center

758-772 Pacific Avenue, image by Google Satellite

15-Story Affordable Housing Proposed in Chinatown, San Francisco

Updated plans have surfaced for a 15-story affordable housing tower to rise at 758 and 772 Pacific Avenue in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The city purchased the property in 2017 after a campaign by the late Rose Pak, an influential political activist for the neighborhood. While initial plans considered building between 50 and 80 units on the lot, this recent application has proposed constructing 175 apartments and a new banquet hall.

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Transbay Block 2 East establishing view, rendering by Kennerly Architecture & Planning

Demolition Permits Filed for Transbay Block 2 in SoMa, San Francisco

Demolition permits have been filed for the existing single-story terminal building of Transbay Block 2 at 200 Folsom Street in SoMa, San Francisco. The permit was proceeded by new building permits from mid-November of last year for two future affordable housing developments with a total of 335 homes. The city’s planning department has yet to issue the permits to both developer, Mercy Housing, and the Chinatown Community Development Center.

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730 Stanyan Street northeast corner, rendering by OMA

Groundbreaking for OMA-Designed Affordable Housing in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco

Construction has started ahead of schedule for the eight-story affordable housing building in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. The new project is designed by the internationally renowned Office for Metropolitan Architecture, known as OMA, with 160 permanently affordable apartments, retail, neighborhood-serving community space, and a childcare facility at 730 Stanyan Street.

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1515 South Van Ness Avenue seen along Shotwell, rendering by David Baker Architects and YA Studio

New Building Permits Filed for Mission District Affordable Housing, San Francisco

New building permits have been filed for the nine-story affordable housing plan at 1515 South Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco’s Mission District. The 168-unit infill has been designated a priority by the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development to streamline approval. Chinatown Community Development Center and the Mission Economic Development Agency are jointly responsible for the project.

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