Historic Preservation Commission
City and County of San Francisco
49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1400,
San Francisco, CA 94103
RE: Support for 2395 Sacramento Street
Dear Historic Preservation Commission:
SF YIMBY is pleased to support the proposed project at 2395 Sacramento Street. This project would provide 24 new homes in a high resource part of San Francisco while adaptively reusing a medical library that has sat empty for some time. This project will also preserve the significant historic features of the building while creating a new use in line with our needs today. It will help address our citywide housing shortage and in particular, our need for more homes in communities like Pacific Heights, which is adjacent to numerous local businesses, jobs, and transportation and has not added much new housing compared to other neighborhoods. There are 14,538 SF YIMBY supporters in San Francisco.
SF YIMBY is a party of YIMBY Action, a network of pro-housing activists fighting for more inclusive housing policies. Our vision is an integrated society where every person has access to a safe, affordable home near jobs, services, and opportunity.
San Francisco’s severe housing shortage is causing skyrocketing homelessness and poverty, crippling our economy, and leading to debilitating commutes that exacerbate our global climate crisis. These impacts fall disproportionately on our city’s low-income workers and families, and disproportionately deny communities of color access to opportunity. If we strive to be a society that advances racial and class justice, we must do more to ensure abundant housing in our region. This project will help address the housing shortage and ensure a welcoming San Francisco where everyone can thrive.
San Francisco Organizing Director