A supportive housing project is planned at this site in Mission Bay next to Police Headquarters. (Steven Ho/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

A supportive housing project is planned at this site in Mission Bay next to Police Headquarters. (Steven Ho/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Construction begins on 140-unit Mission Bay building for the formerly homeless

San Francisco has begun building a 140-unit housing complex in Mission Bay for the formerly homeless, Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday.

In the planning stages since 2017, the $86.7 million Mission Bay Block 9 development is expected to finish construction in late 2021.

The site, at 410 China Basin St., is located next to Police Headquarters on Third Street.

Breed praised the project in a statement, emphasizing how important it is for The City to increase its supply of permanent supportive housing, which provides residences and services for the formerly homeless.

Such a project “not only create new homes for formerly homeless residents, but also creates new construction jobs to help get our economy back on track,” Breeds said.

The project was previously approved by the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure, which oversees the former redevelopment area known as Mission Bay.

Supervisor Matt Haney, who represents the area, said in a statement that the development is “going to enrich our Mission Bay community.”

The development is being undertaken by BRIDGE Housing, Community Housing Partnership and HealthRight 360. It incorporates factory built modular housing to lower costs and expedite the construction timeline.

While this project was in the planning stage well before COVID-19, officials said the pandemic further emphasized the need for it and others like it.

“Right now, it’s more important than ever for our most vulnerable neighbors to have a stable, affordable place to live,” said Cynthia Parker, president and CEO of BRIDGE Housing, in a statement. “We’re excited to see the building rise quickly with modular construction, and we’re proud to partner on these new apartments that will end homelessness for many San Franciscans.”

Once completed, the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing will place formerly homeless residents into the units using its Coordinated Entry System, which prioritizes housing for persons based on certain criteria.


Bay Area NewsHousing and Homelessnesssan francisco news

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

San Francisco Police Officer Nicholas Buckley, pictured here in 2014, is now working out of Bayview Station. <ins>(Department of Police Accountability records)</ins>
SF police return officer to patrol despite false testimony

A San Francisco police officer accused of fabricating a reason for arresting… Continue reading

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Shamann Walton announced that funding would be diverted from the police budget toward the black community in June 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City directs $60 million toward Black community services and housing support

San Francisco released new details Thursday for how it plans to spend… Continue reading

Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
State allows high school sports to resume, but fight is far from over

For the first time since mid-March 2020, there is hope for high… Continue reading

A nurse draws up a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Mission neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine site on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF expands vaccine eligiblity, but appointments ‘limited’

San Francisco expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday but appointments remain limited… Continue reading

The now-shuttered Cliff House restaurant overlooks Ocean Beach people at Ocean Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
History buffs working to keep Cliff House collection in public view

Funds needed to buy up historic building’s contents at auction

Most Read