Groundbreaking for SSF affordable housing development

April 21, 2011 6:29:16 PM PDT
The effort to turn El Camino Real into a transit oriented grand boulevard got another boost Thursday with a groundbreaking for a $48 million affordable housing development.

The South San Francisco project will add 109 units of housing, along with new retail space and a community garden. It was paid for with a combination of private funding and more than $14 million in redevelopment funding.

"This project and what is to follow will bring families close to their jobs, recreation facilities, schools and local businesses," said assistant city manager Marty Van Duyn. "So it is with anticipation that we look forward to the completion of this project and also look forward to welcoming the new families to our fair city of South San Francisco."

The new development is expected to be finished by August 2012.