While San Francisco still faces a housing crisis, it’s also true that much of the construction currently happening in the city is of new residential units.
Data from this year’s San Francisco Construction Projects List shows that the push for housing in San Francisco has created a boom for residential projects, which make up almost two-thirds of the List.
In 2019, based on the list, five large housing projects broke ground: Parkmerced – Block 20, providing 229 housing units; Sunnydale Housing, with 167 units of affordable housing; 1990 Folsom, with 143 affordable units and space for Mission-based arts associations; 2060 Folsom, with 127 affordable units, including 29 units for homeless transitional age youth and parenting youth; and the California College of the Arts Student Housing, providing beds to 520 students.
Construction in Mission Bay and SOMA lead the list, with a combined 54 percent of the projects under way, based on zip codes. This is followed closely by work in Mid-Market and the Financial District.
This year also marks the completion of some very large transportation jobs including the long-awaited SFMTA 3rd Street Light Rail – Phase 2, Central Subway. This project will soon carry passengers north and south from SoMa to Chinatown over a 1.6-mile extension to the city’s well-traveled light rail system.
San Francisco International Airport is reported to be the seventh busiest in the United States, with more than 57 million enplaned and deplaned passengers in 2018, alone. Current work includes a mix of new construction, renovations and demolitions, delivered by two large contracts from Hensel Phelps and Austin-Webcor Joint Venture, respectively.
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