San Francisco mayor announces groundbreaking of affordable housing complex on Treasure Island

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  • Saturday, 19 Sep 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- U.S. San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday announced the groundbreaking of the Maceo May Apartment complex, which will provide affordable housing for homeless and formerly homeless veterans on Treasure Island.

The redevelopment of Treasure Island will ultimately include 8,000 new homes, over 27 percent of which will be affordable, 550,000 square feet of retail and commercial space, 300 hotel rooms, and 290 acres of public open space, according to the announcement.

"The vision for a revitalized Treasure Island is to create an equitable and thriving new community that serves the needs of people at all income levels," said Breed. "I'm glad we're able to move this project forward even with all the current challenges we're experiencing with COVID-19. It's crucial that we continue to build safe, affordable places to live for our most vulnerable residents."

The 104-unit Maceo May Apartment complex is co-developed by Swords to Plowshares and the Chinatown Community Development Center, with 39 of the total units set aside for formerly homeless veterans currently living on Treasure Island and the remaining 65 units for currently homeless veterans. The Maceo May Apartment project is one of up to 20 buildings that will be 100 percent affordable on Treasure Island.

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