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Bridge Motel Redevelopment Plans
Project Not Going Forward


October 2016

Bridge Motel: 2524 Lombard at Divisadero. Estimate of proposed new structure - up to 65' tall (current zoning allows 40')
I n April, the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development i ssued a NOFA (notice of funding availability) for affordable housing builders in need of predevelopment money, which covers areas like property purchase, community outreach, design and environmental review. Six development teams responded with requests for a total of $17.5 million of Proposition A money.

Four projects received funding. However, Community Housing Partnership's (CHP) proposal to redevelop the Bridge Motel
into a 6-story structure with 80 -100 units designated as supportive housing for individuals from San Francisco's Navigation Centers  was not among the projects chosen.  

Among the reason were strong community opposition to the proposed 65 feet height that was well above the current zoning limit of 40 feet. Also the redevelopment would require cranes and other large equipment that would block a lane of Lombard/Hwy 101 causing significant traffic delays.  CHP states that they have now walked away from the deal.

Thank you to Supervisor Mark Farrell for his support of the neighborhood's concerns and to the Marina Community Association (MCA) and Marina/Cow Hollow Neighbors and Merchants for working closely with CHA on this issue. Please direct all comments and question to .

Cow Hollow Association
Board of Directors
Sherry Archer, David Bancroft, Lori Brooke, Don Emmons, 
Cari Gennarelli, Cynthia Gissler, Dan Holligan, 
Malcolm Kaufman , Veronica Taisch, Geoff Wood