June 30, 2023 – A light playfulness fills the Casa Adelante at 2828 16th Street project. From splashes of color on the facade to inviting outdoor areas at ground level and on the roof, the project is a positive response to a community need for family-centered homes, affordable arts space, and cultural preservation.

Casa Adelante 2828 16th Street is one of several Casa Adelante projects that are part of efforts to provide more affordable housing in San Francisco. This project in the Mission District is one of several in the area that were recently completed, with more in the works, according to Ryan Jang, principal at Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA), who designed the project.

“It’s really about fighting displacement within another predominantly Latin American community,” Jang says. “It’s about what we with MEDA (Mission Economic Development Agency), our client, call cultural resilience and cultural preservation, fighting against gentrification and displacement so families can find a way to live affordably within the neighborhoods and community they’ve been a part of for a long time.”

GLS designed the project’s landscaping, including a large inner court with greenery that connects to additional open space on the podium level.

Excerpt from article by Laura Rote on GB&D Magazine. Click here for original article.

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