February 28, 2011
Phelan Loop Sale On San Francisco's Land Use Agenda This Afternoon
Amongst the items the agenda for San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee this afternoon, the sale of 25,772 square feet of the City owned parcel at Ocean and Phelan Avenues to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency for $4,056,580.
The transfer would help clear the way for the parcel which current houses a bus turnaround and 1,000 square foot restroom building to be redeveloped as a five-story affordable housing development dubbed "Phelan Loop Housing" with 71 residential units over ground floor retail, community, and supportive services space along with an adjacent "Phelan Loop Plaza."
As you might recall, not everyone is particularly enamored with the project as proposed.
∙ Land Use and Economic Development Committee Agenda: 2/28/11 [sfbos.org]
∙ The Designs (And Approvals) For 1100 Ocean Avenue As Proposed Archives [SocketSite]
∙ Unsupportive Reaction To Proposed Supportive Housing's Parking Plan [SocketSite]
First Published: February 28, 2011 9:00 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
that area is already a traffic problem and they want to eliminate a convenient bus turnaround and push everything out onto ocean and phelan? surely they can find a better location, though having affordable housing so close to CCSF is an excellent idea.
Posted by: EH at February 28, 2011 9:06 AM
I think the plan is to just re-route the loop around the fire station.
Posted by: TEJ at February 28, 2011 9:23 AM
I think that it is funny that they are naming a low income minority housing development after Phelan who ran for US Senate with a campaign slogan:
"Keep California White"
Posted by: FormerAptBroker at February 28, 2011 12:27 PM
getting rid of a bus turnaround might be a good idea, but what of all the weeds and gravel around it? I'd prefer a more comprehensive plan that included the reservoir-cum-parking lot behind as well.
Posted by: rr at February 28, 2011 1:40 PM