FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the background on this development? 

Mercy Housing was awarded the parcel located at 600 7th Street by the City and County of San Francisco (the “City”), acting through the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development ("MOHCD"), as a land donation from the 855 Brannan Street market-rate development. Mercy Housing is committed to working with the City to develop permanently affordable family rental housing which includes units serving households who have experienced homelessness, as well as ground-floor commercial use serving San Francisco’s South of Market (“SoMa”) neighborhood.

 

In 2014, the City and the developer of One Henry Adams Street and 855 Brannan Street reached an agreement in which both projects could satisfy their inclusionary housing requirements by conveying the 7th and Brannan site to MOHCD. (See Resolution 475-14: Real Property Conveyance — Land Dedication by Archstone Concourse, LLC — 600-7th Street — Inclusionary Affordable Housing.)

Will there be any commercial retail space in the building?

There will be 5,000 sq. ft. of community serving commercial space fronting Brannan Street.

What type of business will lease the commercial space?

Typically, Mercy Housing California partners with neighbors and residents to determine the uses which best address the needs and preferences of the surrounding community. Neighbors and local businesses who would like to share commercial space ideas, please click here

Business owners who are interested in learning more about the available spaces, please visit here.

Will there be parking for residents and staff? 

There will be no parking for residents or staff. Staff and residents typically use bikes, Muni, and other public transit to get to work. 140 spaces will be provided for bike storage. 

Will there be public art in this development? 

The development will be investing over $400,000 in the creation of public art. The development team is interested in introducing innovative artwork that will have a meaningful impact on the building’s residents, commercial tenants, the local SoMa community, and greater San Francisco.

The Call for Artists and Request for Qualifications is now closed and no longer receiving submissions. 

How do I find updates on the construction? 

For monthly construction updates, please click here.  

How long will construction last and whom do I contact if I have concerns during construction? 

Construction will be completed in Summer of 2024.  For any construction related questions or concerns, please contact Peyton Kayser at 415.722.6360 or at pkayser@guzmangc.com.