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Renovations At Huge Public Housing Project To Begin Later This Year


More affordable housing is on its way to San Francisco. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors authorized the redevelopment of the Sunnydale public housing site. The existing 778 public housing units will be replaced in phases with up to 1,700 units of mixed-income housing with very-low-income to market-rate housing. The redevelopment will help make Sunnydale less isolated and add additional services.

The redevelopment is a public-private partnership between residents, the city and county of San Francisco, the San Francisco Housing Authority, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development and master developers. Related California and partner Mercy Housing are one of a series of public/private teams transforming public housing throughout the city.


Sunnydale is part of the HOPE SF Neighborhood Transformation Initiative, San Francisco’s anti-poverty collaborative effort. The HOPE SF initiative includes a similar development in southern Potrero Hill.

The redevelopment will include a 1:1 replacement of housing units and an additional 1,000 mixed-income units, 3.5 acres of new public open space and play areas, plazas, urban gardens, social services, and community and rec centers.

Construction will begin later this year and will include new roads, sidewalks, transit connections and utilities. The infrastructure will be an extension of the regular street grid to ensure a seamless connection between the new communities and their surroundings.