D9 Supervisor Supports Market-Rate Housing Above Rebuilt Cole Hardware

Clarifying earlier remarks about a development plan for the now-empty lot where Cole Hardware store stood before a devastating 2016 fire, District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen told Bernalwood she supports a proposal to build eight market-rate apartments on the site if the plan brings the store back to Mission Street.

Bernalwood confirmed that Cole Hardware was working with the property owner to open a new store on the ground floor of the proposed building at 3310-3312 Mission.

Photo: David Michael Nolan

However, last week, the San Francisco Examiner reported that Ronen wanted to use the site for 100 percent affordable housing.

“My hope for that entire block is that we create affordable housing to replace the affordable housing that was lost,” Ronen told the Examiner.

Though the new building would be too small to trigger San Francisco’s inclusionary affordable…

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