170 Homes for Former San Francisco Homeless Shelter

New development papers suggest building almost 200 affordable dwellings on a former homeless shelter.

A new planning proposal at 1515 South Van Ness Ave. shows a rise from 157 to 170 intended residences.

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Seven studios, 62 one-bedrooms, 49 two-bedrooms, and 52 three-bedrooms will be for rent.

The dwellings will be 100% affordable to tenants earning 30% to 80% of the area median income, compared to 25% under previous plans.

Chinatown Community Development Center and Mission Economic Development Agency are the nonprofit developers of the project. contacted the Chinatown CDC.

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The city bought the McMillan Electric facility in 2019. Before construction begins, the existing shelter must be dismantled. $112 million is projected for construction.

MEDA spokesman Christopher Gil said tenants should move in by 2025.

Community opposition scuttled 2016 market-rate housing plans.

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