Affordable Housing Construction in Limbo
En Español.As construction workers swiftly make real the towering edifices of Vida Condos at Mission and 22nd—and the units in the luxury development steadily sell for $1000 a square foot—a plot of land granted to the city by Vida's developer for affordable housing sits at Shotwell and Cesar Chavez with nary a crane in sight. While Vida's 114 units are on-schedule to be completed by 2015, the project to build 44 below-market units on Shotwell is stuck in limbo. It's not alone. The Shotwell land is among four properties in the Mission slated for affordable housing that have yet to begin any development process. Included in those city-endorsed, but yet-to-move projects are properties on 24th and Harrison, 17th and Folsom and Mission at 16th. Together with Shotwell, the projects would bring nearly 200 units of inclusionary housing—generally, housing for households earning up to 80% of area median income—to the Mission. But when exactly those projects ...
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