Mosaica
Mosaica – Florida & Alabama Street

The Mosaica Family and Senior Apartments realize the full potential of mixed-use, mixed-income design principles. Mosaica became TNDC’s first property in the Mission District in November 2009, when TNDC took over management of the project from the Citizens Housing Corporation. The one-square-block site incorporates 93 units of housing for low-income families, 24 units for low-income seniors, 34 homeownership units, 11,000 square feet of resident services and commercial space, and a private courtyard with green space and playground equipment. Mixed-use developments strive to build community by creating safe, communal spaces for residents to enjoy, and on a typical afternoon, the Mosaica courtyard is a vibrant scene of children playing while parents and neighbors look on. The project’s commercial spaces support local entrepreneurs and are a nod to the Northeast Mission District’s history as a center of light industry. This seamless weaving of housing for low- and middle-income people with places of work and recreation have earned Mosaica a Gold Nugget Grand Award for “Best Affordable Project” and made it a Finalist for Affordable Housing Finance Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards in the “Master-Planned/Mixed-Use” category.

Project Details:

  • Unit Mix: 151 Units of Mixed-Use, Affordable Rental and Ownership Housing
  • Population:  93 units of housing for low-income families, 24 units for low-income seniors, 34 homeownership units, 11,000 square feet of resident services and commercial space.
  • Construction: New Construction
  • TNDC Role: Development Partner:  Citizens Housing Corporation
  • Support Services Partner:  Lutheran Social Services

Location:
680 Florida Street, San Francisco (Family Housing)
655 Alabama Street, San Francisco (Senior Housing)
650 Florida Street, San Francisco (Commercial)

Awards:

  • 2010 Mosaica wins 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards for the Nation’s Best Affordable Housing Development Project in the Master-Planned/Mixed-Use category, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine

Photo by Tim Griffith

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