Grand Opening of Hunters View Phase 2

Date Posted: 02.27.2019

Mayor London Breed and community leaders today celebrated the grand opening of the newest 100% affordable housing phase of the revitalized Hunters View community. Once completed, the re-envisioned Hunters View will be a mixed-income, service-enhanced community, developed according to the principles of the Mayor’s HOPE SF Initiative.

“I grew up in public housing—I know firsthand that the many of these locations were deeply in need of an upgrade, which is why I am committed to seeing this process through,” said Mayor Breed. “For the residents of Hunters View, today is the result of years of perseverance and determination. I am excited that the new Hunters View will serve the community for generations to come.”

The renewed Hunters View is the result of a partnership between the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII), HOPE SF, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA), and the John Stewart Company, which all played substantial roles in the ongoing efforts to transform and redevelop a once distressed and isolated, war-era public housing complex.

Mithun served as master planners for the entire neighborhood redevelopment, as well as architects of Hunters View Block 4 (part of Phase 1).

Consistent with the City’s one-for-one replacement program, no existing residents were displaced as a result of this multi-phased development. Phases 1 is complete, and Phase 2, completed in 2017, contains 134 public housing replacement units with an additional 43 new affordable units. The final affordable housing phase of Hunters View, Phase 3, will begin construction in summer 2020.

The original Hunters View was constructed in 1957 with 267 temporary units. These units were never intended to be permanent housing, and due to the poor initial construction of the site and years of deferred construction, the property deteriorated well beyond repair. The rebuilding of Hunters View aims to house all current Hunters View residents as well as additional low-income families. In addition, the market-rate homeownership component is scheduled to kick off in 2020. With the completion of Phase 2, all Hunters View residents that lived onsite now live in Phases 1 and 2.