Support New Homes at 1900 Diamond Street!
An exciting project would bring 24 new homes to a vacant lot located at 1900 Diamond Street (at the intersection of Noe Valley, Diamond Heights and Glen Park) and San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman (District 8) needs to hear from supporters like you!
Details about these homes are below, and to send a letter to Supervisor Mandelman, simply click on “START WRITING” and a form letter will appear that you can send as-is or edit.
For the first time in over 40 years, a housing proposal with more than 20 homes could happen in Noe Valley, Diamond Heights or Glen Park! This marks a great step towards housing equity in San Francisco and will help to alleviate our city's housing shortage, displacement, and affordability crises. It's long past time for District 8 neighborhoods to add their fair share of new homes.
Moreover, these proposed new homes at 1900 Diamond Street are exceedingly thoughtful, well-designed, and well-located. Their many highlights include:
1. Close proximity to public transit: Two major SFMTA bus lines, 35 and 52, stop directly in front of the new homes. The site is also only ¾ mile from the Glen Park BART Station, an easy walk or bike ride away.
2. Economical land use: A steep, undeveloped hillside will be transformed into 24 homes.
3. Affordable housing: Approximately eight or nine affordable homes will be created (25 -27% of all new homes) with the $2.4M in affordable housing fees being paid to the Mayor’s Office of Housing.
Moreover, the land is being sold by the Cesar Chavez Foundation, a 45-year old non-profit headed by Cesar’s son, Paul Chavez. The proceeds from the sale of 1900 Diamond will be used by the Cesar Chavez Foundation to further its mission of building affordable housing and providing services to Latinx working families.
4. Family housing: These homes are designed for families. All townhomes have three bedrooms, and the home layouts were informed by Emeryville’s
family housing design guidelines.
5. Neighborhood cohesiveness - These homes have been thoughtfully designed to blend in with Diamond Height's mid-century aesthetic through stacked townhomes.
6. Open space - The area surrounding these homes is one of the most park-rich in all of SF, with five parks, playgrounds, and open spaces located within blocks.
More details about this project are here, and thank you for voicing your support for these new homes!