No. This project conforms to the City’s existing General Plan and the Mixed-Use Transitional (MUT) zoning district unanimously approved by the City Council and Planning Commission in January 2020.
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco builds affordable homes and extends the promise of affordable homeownership to families in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties.
The application process for each Habitat development is normally launched at least 1.5 years prior to the end of construction. All opportunities are publicized and advertised.
To receive updates on when new Habitat homes are available for application, please visit https://habitatgsf.org/homeownership-application/ and complete the form at the bottom of the page. Please note that requirements do apply for our homeownership program.
In the meantime, to stay up to date on Habitat developments and our work, please visit us at habitatgsf.org or by following us on social media @HabitatGSF
Applicants must meet Habitat’s program guidelines including the ability to pay, needs for housing, and willingness to partner. There are specific income, credit, and debt guidelines, in addition to other requirements, such as being willing and able to perform up to 500 hours of “sweat equity” (volunteer hours) on the construction site, attending workshops and volunteering in other Habitat programs. Habitat’s selection process includes a review of your finances and credit, employment history, residency, and other qualifications. For detailed criteria, please visit this page https://habitatgsf.org/homeownership-application/
All pre-applications received by the closing date are reviewed for eligibility in an order determined by random lottery. If you have applied in the past, you must submit a new application each time homes are available. Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco is a Fair Housing Lender.
Please get in touch with Habitat’s homeownership team at HDDIntake@HabitatGSF.org
Yes. Habitat follows a nondiscriminatory policy of homebuyer selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor.
Habitat homeowners must be active participants in building a better home and future for themselves and their families. Every Habitat home is an investment. For us, it is one answer to a critical need, and we believe that stronger homes will create stronger communities.
The childcare space will likely accommodate approximately 30 slots ranging from infant, toddler, and pre-school ages. The child care center will be operated by a licensed childcare provider and open to the public. We are actively working with the City of Redwood City’s planning department and an architect who specializes in daycare centers on all aspects of the childcare center including adequate parking and drop off/pick up space.
The City will evaluate the project’s consistency with the local land use roles, any environmental impacts, as well as architectural/design review. The City has just issued an RFP for environmental consultants who will analyze the project’s compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and disclose any impacts and possible mitigation measures. This CEQA evaluation could take up to a year to complete.
Once the application is deemed complete and the CEQA analysis is done, the project will be considered by the Planning Commission and City Council, during noticed and public hearings, for approval. We expect these hearings to occur in the latter half of 2022.
Our project team has regular meetings with Caltrain, and we have been in communication with the Redwood City Transportation Department. As proponents of public transit, this is something we are very aware of and we’ve been listening actively to the future plans for Caltrain as well as the Grade Separation Study that is underway (and have planned our project accordingly).
As noted above, the City is the regulatory agency that will evaluate all aspects of the project. The CEQA analysis will consider the project’s potential impacts to traffic, air quality, noise, utilities, and historic resources (to name a few). The City’s Planning Department will oversee the evaluation of other land use issues related to parking, access/circulation, landscaping, design, community benefits, etc. The Planning Department will coordinate with other City departments, such as Public Works, Transportation, Engineering, and Fire. The project team will be required to address all concerns and feedback before the application is deemed complete and ready for public hearing.
Yes, the Project will be designed to incorporate the latest energy and water efficiency technologies and will be built using all electric energy and no natural gas in compliance with Redwood City’s REACH codes. The project will also include EV charging stations, bike parking, and other sustainability elements.
“Mass Timber” is a general name for the engineered wood products that can now be used in the place of traditional steel and concrete. The wood is harvested from sustainable forests, cut into slabs, and then stacked together to make super strong panels and beams. Utilizing “Mass Timber” in the place of steel beams and concrete significantly reduces a building’s “Carbon Footprint”. The speed of erection with timber is also faster than steel or concrete, allowing for a compressed construction schedule, which minimizes impacts and inconvenience for the surrounding neighborhood.
Information about this project is available on the City’s webpage at the following link: