Mission Affordable Housing Groups’ “Monster in the Mission”

It’s a neighborhood brouhaha that could have big consequences for Maximus Real Estate Partners now seeking approvals for its 1979 Mission St. midrise for 290 market-rate rental units and 41 affordable for-sale units. The proposed building is also on top of the 16th Street BART station. Another Maximus (undetermined) site in the Mission is proposed to build another 49 affordable rental units.

It’s the largest development coming up for the Mission, and it’s the market-rate apartments that have local folks up in arms. The Plaza 16 Coalition representing over 100 local groups does not want any market-rate units on the 1979 Mission site. It calls the project the “Monster in the Mission.” Not exactly the welcome mat.

The coalition opines that the new market-rate units will continue a worrisome tide of wealthier residents flowing into the neighborhood, pushing out residents living there now who can’t afford market-rate.