Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer
Thursday, February 13, 2020
San Diego – Continuing an action-oriented approach to build more housing for San Diego’s most vulnerable residents, the City of San Diego today issued a request for proposals (RFP) to construct as many as 160 units of permanent supportive housing (PSH) for formerly homeless individuals – including veterans and seniors – trying to turn their lives around.
“We know there are a lot of folks who need additional care and assistance as they rebuild their lives and that’s why building more permanent supportive housing is so important,” said Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer. “They need a support system to go along with a roof over their head, and we’ve identified several City-owned properties where we can make that a reality. Each of these new units will serve as a lifeline to those most in need of one.”
The RFP is the culmination of Mayor Faulconer’s efforts to streamline projects and deliver comprehensive solutions to both the region’s housing and homelessness crises, including:
PSH provides community-based housing for persons who are experiencing homelessness, with no limit on length of stay, and is linked to on-site or off-site supportive services that assist residents in retaining housing, improving one’s health status and maximizing one’s ability to live and work in the community.
The City evaluated dozens of City-owned properties, including sites recommended by City Council offices, for housing potential. The five City-owned properties that are included in the RFP are:
|Common Name||Site Code||Address/Location||Acres||Council Dist.||Current Use||Community Plan||Potential Units|
|1||Birch St. & Osborn St.||T516-001||Birch St. westerly of Osborn St. San Diego, 92113||.174||8||Unimproved vacant land||Southeastern San Diego||5|
|2||Site 359||S530-001||K Street, west of 33rd Street and northwesterly of the SD/AZ railroad 92102||.55||8||Unimproved vacant land||Southeastern San Diego||32|
|3||Former Mission Hills Library||Q402-001,002,003||925 W. Washington St., San Diego 92103||.189||3||Former Library Building||Uptown||28|
|4||Former Serra Mesa Library||O501LB||Sandrock Rd. & Hurlburt St.||.336||7||Former Library Building||Serra Mesa||29|
|5||Miramar Ranch Park & Ride||I514-001||12016 Scripps Highlands Drive, San Diego 92131||1.142||5||Parking Lot||Miramar Ranch North||66|
Mayor Faulconer has introduced a series of “Housing SD” reforms intended to increase housing affordability and supply. Highlights include:
Qualified proposals are due by Monday, April 20, 2020, at 5 p.m. For more information, please visit sandiego.gov/real-estate-assets.