If the Forge Land Company can get around neighborhood opposition, it will turn two parking lots in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco into two eight-story modular apartment buildings containing 238 studio apartments. A Planning Commission public hearing was scheduled for April 30, but postponed to June 4 because the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) says the developers have yet to have significant meetings with the neighbors.
The plan calls for 250 square-foot market rate apartments with private bathrooms but limited cooking facilities, and ground floor retail space, as hoodline informs MHProNews. TNDC expressed concerns about the distance between the development and the adjacent Curry Senior Center, displacement of low-income residents, disruptive activities in the already high-density residential area, and seismic and life-safety requirements that meet San Francisco’s building codes.
TNDC also wants the developer to assist with finding temporary housing for residents living so close to the construction site they will be unduly impacted by the building activities. The group intends to hold two additional meetings ahead of the June 4 hearing, one of which will be with the developers. ##
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Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.