Originally proposed as student housing, the sponsors of the 11-story building to rise on the corner Mission and 9th Streets are now seeking approval for half of the 160 efficiency units, 120 of which are so called micro-units with living areas under 220 square feet, to potentially be used for non-student uses.
Under a pilot program, the Planning Department is currently authorized to approve the construction of up to 375 micro-units in San Francisco for uses other than affordable, group, or student housing.
Although some of the proposed 120 micro-units at 1321 Mission Street could be used for student housing and as such wouldn’t be subject to the 375 unit cap, the project sponsor is requesting market-rate approval for all the units, “because the entirety of the project may not be used for Student Housing in perpetuity.”
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