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Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: 1900 Diamond St.

Update: We are thrilled that the San Francisco Planning Commission approved Glen Park’s 1900 Diamond Street project with a 7-0 vote! This is a key milestone to providing more housing in the community as well as funding for affordable homes in the city.

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to officially endorse On Diamond’s 1900 Diamond St. Project located at 1900 Diamond St/5367 Diamond Heights Blvd in San Francisco. Despite the area boasting an exceptional transit infrastructure, abundant open space, recreational opportunities, and multiple walkable commercial corridors, new development with 20+ homes has been nonexistent for over 40 years. This project will create 24 needed homes in the Noe Valley, Glen Park, Diamond Heights area. Show your support for this project by clicking here to send a letter to Supervisor Mandelman today!

The site is conveniently located .75 miles from the Glen Park BART station and 2 blocks from a neighborhood retail center. In addition to having two SFMTA bus lines stop at the site, it is within walking distance of the Glen Park, Church St., and 24th St. commercial districts. Despite a lack of ground-floor retail, its central location helps meet San Francisco’s housing needs and transit-oriented development (TOD) goals, making it an ideal example of the climate SMART development the Bay Area needs. 

Moreover, the land is being sold by the Cesar Chavez Foundation, a 45-year old nonprofit headed by Cesar’s son, Paul Chavez. The proceeds from the sale of 1900 Diamond St. will be used by the Cesar Chavez Foundation to further its mission of building affordable housing and providing services to Latinx working families. The project will also be paying approximately $2.8 million in affordable housing fees to the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD). This will lead to the creation of 11 affordable homes (SFMOH subsidy to affordable housing developers is $250,000/home).

1900 Diamond St. also includes sustainable features like solar photovoltaic panels, all-electric appliances, and permeable pavers. Furthermore, drought-tolerant trees and landscapes will be planted, and drip irrigation will be used along with a stormwater retention system. Each home will also be independently water metered. 

The project will also seek Green Point certification at the 75 point (Gold) tier. 

Due to its transit-oriented location, sustainable design, and smart planning to implement infill housing, Greenbelt Alliance is proud to endorse the 1900 Diamond St Project. Its commitment to sustainability and smart development will pave the way to a resilient and inclusive community for all. 

We hope its approval will inspire communities around the Bay Area to redouble their efforts to grow smartly.  

Greenbelt Alliance’s Climate SMART—Sustainable, Mixed, Affordable, Resilient, Transit-Oriented—Development Endorsement Program goals call for fully protecting the Bay Area’s greenbelt, directing growth into our existing communities, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in a way that equitably benefits all Bay Area residents. Our Endorsement Program provides support for projects that advance the right kind of development in the right places. By promoting climate SMART development, we can create thriving, resilient neighborhoods with ready access to transit and housing choices for all of the Bay Area’s people. 

Find out more about our Endorsement Program here. Of course, we’re always here to help so feel free to contact our team for more information and support.

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