MidPen Housing Chosen To Develop Mixed-Use, Mixed-Income, Intergenerational Community On 15 Acres In Daly City

County of San Mateo, MidPen Housing, Midway/Bayshore Redevelopment Site, Daly City, Request for Proposals, Housing Authority’s Midway Village, Bayshore Child Development Center, Bayshore Park, County Board of Supervisors,

The County of San Mateo has selected MidPen Housing as the master developer for the nearly 15 acre Midway/Bayshore Redevelopment Site located in the city of Daly City.

MidPen was chosen after a several month process instigated when the County issued a Request for Proposals to redevelop the site that currently contains three contiguous properties: the Housing Authority’s Midway Village, an affordable housing community with 150 units; the Bayshore Child Development Center; and David R. Rowe Park, more commonly known as Bayshore Park. The County’s goal is to better utilize the site through the creation of attractive and well-designed newly constructed housing and community-serving uses, providing affordable homes and community facilities that will enrich the Bayshore community for years to come. Non-profit MidPen Housing was one of six developers who responded and this week the County Board of Supervisors approved the selection committee’s choice of MidPen as the master developer.

“This is the largest redevelopment project we’ve commissioned in decades and the selection process was rigorous,” said Ken Cole, Director of the Department of Housing for the County of San Mateo. “MidPen’s proposal aligned with the vision and objectives we have for the site and their strong track record for managing similar large redevelopment efforts gives us the confidence that they’ll deliver.”

MidPen will fully replace the existing 150 units of affordable housing and produce a significant number of new homes affordable to low- to moderate-income residents, including – among others – working families, veterans, transition-aged youth, and teachers. Also planned is a large community center designed to hold activities that all neighborhood residents can enjoy as well as the dedication of several acres of land for the future Bayshore Park to provide both an important resource for community recreation as well as other activities like a Farmer’s Market, increasing community access to fresh and affordable food.

“We’re honored to have been selected for this unique opportunity that significantly expands housing stock while preserving and enhancing a vital existing community,” said Matthew O. Franklin, President of MidPen Housing. “Our vision is to create a modern village providing affordable housing for a diverse array of households anchored by a vibrant community center that will serve as the neighborhood hub.”

Through MidPen Services, an affiliate of MidPen Housing, robust onsite services will be provided to empower residents of all ages to advance in key areas of their lives. These include an academically-based after school program and summer programs for youth and teens; financial capabilities courses, vocational and computer training, and ESL classes for working aged adults; health and wellness programs for seniors; and partnerships with local service agencies to provide case management for residents with special needs.

MidPen will work closely with the City and the County to develop the final master plan for the redevelopment over the coming months. This will include extensive outreach to current Bayshore community members and residents to solicit their input as to the vision and design of the new development.

About MidPen Housing Corporation
It is the mission of MidPen Housing to provide safe, affordable housing of high quality to those in need; to establish stability and opportunity in the lives of residents; and to foster diverse communities that allow people from all ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds to live in dignity, harmony and mutual respect. Since 1970, MidPen has developed and professionally managed over 8,000 homes for low-income families, seniors and those with special needs. With offices in Foster City, Oakland, Santa Rosa and Watsonville, MidPen works in 11 Northern California counties. For more information visit: www.midpen-housing.org

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