Glittering high-rises: it's been fun, but we're seeing someone else now. Yep, affordable housing is the new luxury condo. The expensive projects have all been kicked in the face and left behind, which leaves buildings meant for seniors, families down on their luck, and the chronic homeless dominating the construction scene. See: 66 9th, 1390 Mission, and subject of today's Construction Watch, 149 Mason, a Glide project featuring 56 studios for the chronic homeless. Each will go for about $300 rent, with the rest being subsidized by the city. When last we checked in November, the site was just a hole in the ground. Looks like they're making pretty solid progress. Completion's targeted for the end of the year, according to Glide's website.
· Glide: 149 Mason St. [Curbed SF]
· Construction Watch: Mason Street Housing [Curbed SF]
· Construction Watch: Fun with Rebar at 66 9th Street [Curbed SF]
· Construction Watch: Fin Just Needs Yellow at 1390 Mission [Curbed SF]