SFHAC Members, Guests Explore Potrero Power Station Project, Tour Areas Planned for Creative Reuse Normally Closed to Public

SFHAC Members, Guests Explore Potrero Power Station Project, Tour Areas Planned for Creative Reuse Normally Closed to Public

SFHAC members and guests were treated to another sneak peak of an in-the-work project to build more homes in San Francisco, exploring a former power station building and historic stack planned for renovation and rehabilitation as part of a multi-year cleanup of a more than 6 acre site. The project plans for several creative reuses…

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Inside 1400 Mission – A Successful Off-Site Affordable Housing Development

Inside 1400 Mission – A Successful Off-Site Affordable Housing Development

The SF Housing Action Coalition recently hosted a tour of 1400 Mission Street, one of San Francisco’s few housing developments built through the off-site inclusionary option. On the afternoon of our tour, Brad Dickason of Maracor Development, Leo Shapland of Tishman Speyer, and Katie Lamont of Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) were on-site to share…

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How Smart Design & Non-Profit Management Make Affordable Housing Successful

How Smart Design & Non-Profit Management Make Affordable Housing Successful

On March 21st, the SF Housing Action Coalition along with the SF Bicycle Coalition & Emerging Leaders Peer Network hosted a bike tour of permanently affordable housing in San Francisco. Guest bloggers Matt Brezina (@brezina) and Brad Williford (@BradWilliford) provide their reflections of the tour. If you’re like us and the majority of San Francisco residents,…

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Hayes Valley’s Parcel P Evolves from Freeway Ramp to Vibrant Urban Housing

Hayes Valley’s Parcel P Evolves from Freeway Ramp to Vibrant Urban Housing

It’s startling to be reminded that a highway off-ramp once carved through the spot where one is standing. This is especially true while standing in a brightly colored lounge, walled with a community library, a fireplace surrounded by Heath tile, newly complete ground-floor retail (still available for lease), and 182 units that have started to…

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Tour Recap: Vida SF in the Mission

Tour Recap: Vida SF in the Mission

Mike McCone and Patrick McCarthy from Oyster Development, along with Kwan Hemi’s Director of Design, Faraaz Mirza and his colleague Dan Moberly, guided SF Housing Action Coalition members through the Vida SF units, balconies, and roof deck, giving us a good sense of the future tenant’s experience living here. The eight-story Vida building stands out…

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Oakland is Open for Business

Oakland is Open for Business

A large group of folks from the SF Housing Action Coalition and the Bay Area Council spent last Thursday exploring Oakland’s development potential on a bus tour hosted by our two organizations. Mayor Libby Schaaf kicked off the day at Oakland City Hall with an rousing welcome, highlighting why it’s a great time to invest…

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