July 14, 2008
Mosaica 601 (Or 601 Alabama As Far As The Post Office Is Concerned)
Speaking of new development websites and monikers, the Citizens Housing Corporation development that’s filling the block bordered by 18th, 19th, Alabama and Florida has been dubbed Mosaica 601 (or 601 Alabama as far as the post office is concerned).
A bit more detail on the 151 units: 93 apartments for families earning 25% to 50% of the area median income (AMI); 24 apartments for low-income seniors earning between 15% and 35% of AMI; and 34 condominium townhomes (including 21 BMR units ranging in price from $181,089 to $344,727 and available to those earning between 80 and 120% of the 2008 San Francisco Median Income).
And floor plans (ranging from 1,013 to 1,409 square feet), an overview, and additional details are now available online.
∙ You Ask, We Answer, You Embellish: Big Developments In The Mission [SocketSite]
∙ Mosaica 601 (601 Alabama) [mosaica601.com]
First Published: July 14, 2008 11:30 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Good to see that now even those earning less than SF's median income can live in ridiculous sounding developments with made up names.
Posted by: Foolio at July 14, 2008 12:06 PM
foolio, you beat me to it. I can just hear the branding consultants at work at this one...."a mixed income community, a mosaic of our diverse city...I've got it MOSAICA!
Posted by: curmudgeon at July 14, 2008 12:15 PM
"93 apartments for families earning 25% to 50% of the area median income (AMI); 24 apartments for low-income seniors earning between 15% and 35% of AMI"
How does the project lease these apartments (i.e., who is the landlord)?
Posted by: urban dweller at July 14, 2008 12:40 PM
I hope there's some developers reading this: stop with the idiotic sounding building monikers as if they were pharmaceuticals! (Anyone want to live in Cialis?) Buildings should have addresses. Unless you're a landmark building (e.g. Empire State Building) or house some special function or company, the building should have an address, not a stupid corporate marketing name. I for one would never buy a unit in a project with an idiotic name like "Infinity" or "Mosaica" or "Arterra." In addition to being the height of stupid cheese, the names heighten the sense that rather than buying a home, you're simply buying a share of some faceless, slick, impersonal pre-packaged fantasyland of which you're nothing more than a number.
Posted by: sincere at July 14, 2008 1:18 PM
Ha! Did anyone look at their website and take a look at the "neighborhood map." The map must have been made from someone out of town or someone very sloppy, because those idiots added a new diagonal street cutting all the way across the mission. I was totally disoriented looking at the map at first.
Posted by: realist at July 14, 2008 1:25 PM
It looks like it's maybe supposed to be Market St? I think it's just misrepresented as being a lot closer to the property.
Posted by: pica1986 at July 14, 2008 1:31 PM
Who's paying for these?
Posted by: Spencer at July 14, 2008 1:34 PM
Market is in the upper left. That angled street makes no sense at all.
Posted by: Michael at July 14, 2008 1:48 PM
I looked at the Google map and you're absolutely right. I have no idea what the angled street is supposed to represent.
Posted by: pica1986 at July 14, 2008 1:51 PM
I wonder if the "affordability" of these units might be affected by the recent financing changes mentioned in todays' other post(much more $$$ down, etc.)?
Posted by: Jake at July 14, 2008 2:05 PM
Another fun map fact : The Anchor Steam Brewery is listed as a nearby place to eat. I always knew their Old Foghorn barleywine was chewy, but not knife and fork chewy.
And "Bottom of the Hill" listed as a place to shop ? For what ? A date ?
Also Slow Club, Bar Bambino, Elixer : shopping ? C'mon !
But nothing on Potrero Hill's 20th and 18th street commercial districts are marked. Baffling.
Cartography : D-
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at July 14, 2008 2:09 PM
Is it just me or does Mosaica sound like a name from an old Japanese monster movie?
Posted by: Jake at July 14, 2008 2:09 PM
Citizen's Housing Corporation owns and will manage the property
anyone know a good leasing manager?
Posted by: urban dweller at July 14, 2008 2:16 PM
what a boring design. nice to see some affordable housing developments though...
Posted by: Ryan at July 14, 2008 2:20 PM
what diagonal is everyone talking about? I don't see anything off on any of the streets.
Posted by: natomahead at July 14, 2008 3:20 PM
One the plus side, those three bedroom floor plans are actually family-and-roommate friendly compared to a lot of the new condo developments written about here (nice separation between the bedrooms).
Posted by: kthnxybe at July 14, 2008 3:28 PM
They already removed the diagonal - that didn't take long.
Posted by: Michael at July 14, 2008 3:48 PM
they did not remove the diagonal. it still shows up on my computer, and I tried reloading it several times.
Posted by: realist at July 14, 2008 3:55 PM
I don't see a diagonal, except for Treat which is, indeed, a real street.
Posted by: curmudgeon at July 14, 2008 4:08 PM
Yup, the diagonal has been removed and Bottom of the Hill is now correctly marked as "nightlife" rather than "shopping".
It looks like Anchor Steam Brewery is still accepting dinner reservations though :-)
I took a screenshot of the old messed up map that I can send to the SS editors if interested.
Well, I guess this shows that the Mosaica marketing staff do indeed read SocketSite (as any SFRE marketing org should) as well as responding quickly. They should buy realist a drink for finding their errors.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at July 14, 2008 4:24 PM
You probably just need to clear your cache. The diagonal is now gone. That was an impressively quick correction.
Posted by: pica1986 at July 14, 2008 4:25 PM
It's Anchor Brewery. One of their beers is called Anchor Steam.
Posted by: John at July 15, 2008 12:45 AM