2828 16th Street Affordable Family Housing & Arts Space in the Mission (was 1990 Folsom Street)



San Francisco’s Mission District has always been a supportive place for low-income and immigrant Latinos, but it’s now one of the most unaffordable neighborhoods in the country. Between 2000 and 2019, the Latino population of the Mission fell by over 9,000 residents. That amounts to nearly one in three Latino residents in 2000 leaving, whether forcibly or voluntarily, over the next two decades. MEDA is using our years of experience to keep Latinos and working families in the Mission District and help them thrive.

1990 Folsom is a new development that will bring 143 units of affordable family housing to the Mission.


Our project concept transformed a vacant and underutilized property into a beautifully designed, mixed-use development that increases pedestrian and resident safety in the area by bringing eyes to the street, promotes arts within the community by providing valuable Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) space, and stabilizes low-income families by connecting them to on-site child care, services and programs.

MEDA and TNDC partnered with LMS Architects to bring this project to life. Based on feedback from the community and the City of San Francisco, the building’s unit mix offers over 50 percent two- and three-bedroom units.

Located on the site of a former bakery, 2828 16th St. (former address 1990 Folsom) respects the history of the site and brings new life to a more industrial portion of the neighborhood, by replacing and exceeding the PDR area and dedicating the new use to the arts and creative endeavors.