Community Meeting & Open House on April 19 for 681 Florida 100 Percent Affordable-Housing Development in the Mission

The Mission community is invited to the first in a series of gatherings about 681 Florida, the new development that MEDA will be building and managing in conjunction with Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC). The meeting venue will be the community room at Mosaica, 680 Florida St., with the time next Wednesday, April 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Child care and refreshments will be provided, with Spanish-language interpretation available.

This is the chance to meet representatives of the nonprofit team chosen by the City, review preliminary plans for the building and see who will benefit from this housing.

The proposed 681 Florida development’s initial design (photo) was by Mithun architects and calls for 130 affordable apartment rentals for families. Forty-two percent of units will be two bedrooms or larger, with 30 percent of apartments set aside for formerly homeless families.

The three key goals for 681 Florida are: fostering a safe home for families and an inclusive environment that encourages community, while providing connections to the street, neighborhood and city beyond; incorporating resident and community amenities and on-site services that support all residents, especially formerly homeless households; and creating an accessible, affordable place for arts-focused Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) uses, providing a window of creativity from the street into a flexible and functional space.

Our vision for this site is guided by the community’s need for family-centered homes, affordable arts space and cultural preservation. Community input is sought so that the final product will best meet our neighborhood’s needs.

We invite the community to:

  • Join the discussion and provide input by attending 681 Florida meetings.
  • Email us with any questions about 681 Florida.
  • Sign up to get 681 Florida updates.
  • Sign up to join MEDA in our community development work as we rebuild the Mission as a neighborhood of opportunity.

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