In the News: Affordable Housing project planned near Balboa Park BART station
(By Allison Nagel, West Coast Editor, Bisnow.com)
A new development that will bring more affordable housing to San Francisco is underway next to the Balboa Park BART station.
The 155K SF transit-oriented development, Balboa Park Upper Yard, will deliver up to 120 units of low- and very-low-income housing in a mixed-use project that will have community-serving space. There will be open space on a connected piece of property owned by BART.
The project from neighborhood nonprofit Mission Housing Development Corp. and developer Related California is in the design phase, and construction could start in late 2019 or early 2020. Mithun is the project architect.
“We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to deliver more high quality, affordable housing to District 11,” Mission Housing Executive Director Sam Moss said in a statement. Mission Housing owns or manages 38 housing properties and is one of the area’s largest nonprofit housing organizations. “The community outreach, planning, design, financing and construction will lead to delivering the excellent affordable housing and community services hub which the people of San Francisco deserve.”