Affordable Housing Planned Near Balboa Park BART Station

Date Posted: 12.05.2018

A new development that will bring more affordable housing to San Francisco is underway next to the Balboa Park BART station.

The 155,000 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.

Projects such as this one help Mission Housing better serve residents, particularly low-income Latino residents who have been displaced from one district of San Francisco into another, according to the organization.

“In boom economies, communities often undergo rapid change at the expense of long-time residents and cultural institutions,” said Mithun partner Anne Torney. “In these [neighborhoods] such as San Francisco’s Mission District, affordability is key to preserving equity and cultural heritage, and encouraging cultural diversity.”

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