February 23, 2023 – South San Francisco, CA
The California Department of Housing & Community Development Awarded the City this money to make way for the construction of 800 new homes, including 158 affordable
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., February 23, 2023 – The California Department of Housing & Community Development awarded $28.8M to the City of South San Francisco through the Infill Infrastructure Grant to make way for the construction of 158 affordable new homes by BRIDGE as part of an 800-unit master-planned community which includes a childcare center, retail space, and public open space.
“I’m extremely proud of our staff for all of the work they put into this application to make this a reality for our City,” said South San Francisco Mayor Flor Nicolas. “By partnering with BRIDGE Housing, we are able to bring even more affordable housing to our area and transform a vacant area into usable space.”
“The state’s investment in infrastructure improvements will set the stage for a transformative development with a host of public benefits,” said Ken Lombard, President & CEO of BRIDGE Housing. “We’re proud to partner with the City, L37, and KASA Partners, and we’re excited to deliver 158 affordable apartments to the South San Francisco community.”
The new mixed-use development will be located on 5.9 acres of currently vacant land at 1051 Mission Road, known generally as the “PUC site.” It includes affordable housing; subsidized childcare that will accommodate 70-110 children; a “market hall” that will provide incubator space for local retail and maker businesses; more than 900 parking spaces; approximately one acre of publicly accessible open space that includes a public courtyard, improvements to Centennial Trail, a pedestrian bridge connecting the Kaiser property to Centennial trail, and a pedestrian trail connecting Mission Road to Centennial Trail; a series of linked open spaces including a children’s play area, sculpture lawn, and adult fitness station; a picnic area, and a small plaza connected to the Market Hall. As part of this project, there is also a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan that requires 35 percent use of alternative transportation modes (i.e., transit, carpooling, etc.) during peak periods of the day.
Approximately 58 communities across California were awarded more than $825.5 million to build 9,550 homes as part of a new funding approval process that eliminates the need for a developer to submit multiple applications. This includes roughly $700 million in funds for multifamily development and $125 million for infill development. This funding announcement will ultimately benefit an estimated 187,500 people over the total lifetime of all projects combined.
“California continues to advance our commitment to building 2.5 million homes — with one million affordable homes — by 2030, as outlined in our Statewide Housing Plan,” said HCD Director Gustavo Velasquez. “Our simple approach to funding helps us accelerate much-needed construction and ensure the lowest-income Californians have access to quality homes near jobs, transit, schools, and other necessities that will make our communities more inclusive for decades to come.”
About the City of South San Francisco
The City of South San Francisco proudly remains The Industrial City, a reflection of its steel mill and shipbuilding past, redefined to reflect the innovative, entrepreneurial and industrious spirit which has made South San Francisco the Biotech Capital of the World, with over 250 active biotech companies and growing. A vibrant community of 66,185 residents, South San Francisco enjoys a high quality of life with an extensive public parks system, active library and learning programming, and a dynamic, engaged community making South San Francisco a great place to live, learn, work and play.
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