On February 8th, the much anticipated Celadon at 9th & Broadway development broke ground in downtown San Diego. The project, which will provide 250 affordable housing units, is being developed by BRIDGE Housing Corporation. It is funded by a variety of public and private partners, including financing from Campaign leaders Civic San Diego and the San Diego Housing Commission with Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) subsidies from the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency. At 17 stories high, the project is a critical component to solving homelessness downtown and will include 88 permanent supportive housing units; 25 units for youth aging out of foster care and other special-needs residents under the MHSA Program; and 63 units serving frail seniors under the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
This month, the Campaign Leadership Team was visited by Eri Kamayema of Civic San Diego, who provided an overview of the 9th & Broadway project as part of a larger presentation on the agency’s Affordable Housing Master Plan. Ms. Kameyama reviewed the former redevelopment agency’s other affordable housing projects in the pipeline, including Connections Housing and COMM22 (also a BRIDGE Housing project), as well as Civic San Diego’s real estate assets, which include 8 properties available for future affordable housing developments. Homelessness housing remains a priority for the agency in their Master Plan, and they are currently exploring multiple approaches to creating homeless housing.