1979 Mission to Offer Affordable Housing in San Francisco
1979 Mission Plans BART Plaza Revitalization
1979 Mission is a residential and retail development project that aims to transform 16th and Mission into a community hub for both transportation and neighborhood engagement. The plan, which was researched and deliberated on for nine years by the City of San Francisco and the Mission community, addresses the deterioration of the 16th and Mission BART Plaza. It also seeks to lower the crime rate in the area by creating a safe location for residents, commuters and social activities.
1979 Mission is dedicated to effectively serving the community, and has solicited the input of local residents, businesses, and the City Planning department throughout the development process. The community benefits for the plaza include enhanced lighting and a 40% increase in usable space within the BART Plaza interior. These renovations will allow for more frequent community activities in a safer, more accommodating location. The project will also encompass improvements to nearby streets and sidewalks.
1979 Mission would create several hundred new units of housing. Since there are currently no residential buildings on the site, the project will not displace anyone. Instead, it will strive to enhance the neighborhood by creating a variety of new homes and rental units. The development will provide a variety of rental apartments, alongside dedicated workforce housing that will allow working San Franciscans an opportunity to own a home in the vibrant Mission district. The project will also open up 32,000 square feet of retail rental space located below the residential units. In addition to providing goods and services to the community, these new businesses will also create a number of new jobs for local residents.