Tenderloin parking lot to become low-income housing,
As many as 130 low-income housing units and a much needed grocery
is planned for development by the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development
at the corner of Eddy and Taylor streets
Photos by Luke
By Mike Aldax
January 21, 2008
A developer plans to transform a parking lot in San Francisco's
Tenderloin neighborhood into a low-income housing complex with
a large street-level grocery store, it was announced Friday.
The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation said it has
acquired the property at the northeast corner of Eddy and Taylor
streets with financial help from the San Francisco Mayor's Office
of Housing and Bank of America Corp.
The building, slated for completion in 2012, will house 130 low
income and formerly homeless families along with a much-desired
grocery store, the developer said.
TNDC said area residents complained in a survey about the Tenderloin's
lack of safe, one stop shopping options. Most residents shop in
Chinatown and at the Safeway at Church and Market streets, having
to take public transit to get their groceries, according to the
"We've had our eye on this site for a long time," said
Don Falk, executive director of TNDC, which has developed 25 low-income
housing properties in and around the Tenderloin.
Photo by Adam Aufdencamp
The housing part of the complex will comprise of studios and
one, two, and three bedroom apartments and will be designed by
David Baker and Partners, the architects behind the Curran House
located a block away on Taylor Street, the developer said.
About 20 percent of the apartments will be reserved for formerly
homeless households, according to officials.
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