Over the next four years, a healthy and vibrant community will be developed in the Mission at 17th and Folsom streets. 2060 Folsom, to be exact (as the address has been changed from the original 2070).
MEDA was awarded the right to co-develop, with Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), a 101-unit development to stabilize San Francisco’s Mission District. The project will include 21 residences for transitional-age youth, plus deepen the resources and assets of the community. Integrating an on-site, cradle-to-college-to-career continuum of services provided by numerous partners of the Mission Promise Neighborhood, the development will also secure spaces to community-based organizations at risk of displacement.
The development was approved by the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), but the original project will be modified to exhibit community need. To discover such need, MEDA and its partners are seeking input via community meetings. The first in a series of such meetings—to be held next Monday, November 16th, from 5:30pm to 7pm—is called “Rising in the Face of a Housing Crisis: Future 100-Percent Affordable Housing at 2060 Folsom Community Planning & Information Meeting.” The venue is Mission Neighborhood Health Center, 240 Shotwell Street (between 16th and 17th streets), in the second floor auditorium. Facebook event and flier to share.
At this initial meeting, neighborhood residents can: learn and share in the history and future of 2060 Folsom; get a briefing on the affordable-housing development; and map and discuss surrounding community resources.
Childcare and light dinner will be provided. Spanish- and English-language interpretation will be available.
States Karoleen Feng, MEDA’s director of community real estate, “MEDA and all partners in this project are seeking community input. We were awarded this project based on our proposal, which met the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development parameters. We expect to continue to incorporate community needs and refine the proposal as we move forward. The community is being asked to be part of the creation of the exciting final plan for this 100-precent affordable housing development, which will be a great addition and fit in with the Mission neighborhood. We look forward to hearing from everyone at the community-planning meeting next Monday, November 16th.”