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Mission residents fighting affordable housing

By tovarichpeter following x   2016 Oct 7, 10:15am 985 views   4 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


http://sf.curbed.com/2016/10/6/13189882/1296-shotwell-affordable-housing-opposition

Mission housing development: Its 100 percent affordable units, its aimed at sheltering seniors, and its the product of not one but two non-profit developers, including the Missions own Mission Economic Development Association.

1   someone else   ignore (0)   2016 Oct 7, 10:32am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Lol, this is so true.

On paper, 1296 Shotwell Street is the perfect Mission housing development: It’s 100 percent affordable units, it’s aimed at sheltering seniors, and it’s the product of not one but two non-profit developers, including the Mission’s own Mission Economic Development Association.

The only way a new building could possibly score more PR points is by giving away free ice cream and kittens. So why are a few neighbors seeing red over it anyway?

"It’s too tall" is the most common complaint, at least according to MissionLocal, who have noted a common refrain throughout community meetings, including one on Wednesday. At nine stories, the Shotwell project would indeed be quite towering for the neighborhood just north of Caesar Chavez, even bigger than the proposed market-rate building up the street that’s also provoking ire.

But, of course, that’s part of the point: The taller the project is, the more seniors it can house. "They’ve brought up parking and congestion, and we’re responded to everything they said," Dairo Romero, planning manager for MEDA, told Curbed SF. "They just don’t want more affordable housing in the neighborhood. They don’t say it clearly, but that’s what they mean."

Back in May, a resident of nearby Mabel Avenue laid it all out: "I have a beautiful view of the cityscape. And the cityscape is going to be gone, and I don’t want that."

Yeah, your view is more important than actually providing housing. Even affordable senior housing. Complete self-absorption.

2   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (41)   2016 Oct 7, 12:21pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Oh, for fuck's sake, Google can't afford snipers?

3   epitaph   ignore (0)   2016 Oct 7, 12:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I think the only sensible solution for this problem is to kill the poor.

4   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (41)   2016 Oct 7, 12:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I know, like this is not obvious?


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