A Preliminary Project Assessment application has been filed for Parcel O, an empty plot of land sandwiched between Avalon Hayes Valley and Fell Street. Unlike the pricey development down the block, this parcel is set to house apartments for low-income and homeless families, reports Hoodline. Mercy Housing, in conjunction with the San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, plans to erect two six-story buildings with 112 units above about 2,000 square feet of retail.
The development will be built sans parking for cars—but with parking for bikes—and will feature both a roof deck and a vegetable garden (a nod to the site's days as the Hayes Valley Farm, perhaps?). The proposal must still wend its way through Planning, but it could break ground as early as September 2016 if all the necessary approvals go through without incident.
· Parcel O Preliminary Project Assessment [SF Planning]
· Previous Coverage of Avalon Hayes Valley [Curbed SF]
· The Cheapest Studio at Avalon Hayes Valley Costs $3,210/Month [Curbed SF]
· Mercy Housing Plans Affordable Apartment for Fell and Laguna's Parcel O [Hoodline]
· Previous Coverage of the Hayes Valley Farm [Curbed SF]