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Galería de la Raza: Casa Adelante: 1990 Folsom Groundbreaking Ceremony
May 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join the local community for the groundbreaking of Casa Adelante – 1990 Folsom, a nine-story building located at 1990 Folsom Street that will provide 143 permanently affordable apartments for low-income households, plus arts, nonprofit, and early care and education and space. The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) are partners in this development.
We are thankful to MEDA and TNDC for undertaking this project and for sustaining our communities’ legacies. To root and build the community and the future residents of Casa Adelante – 1990 Folsom, the ground floor will house Mission-based arts/cultural organizations like Galería de la Raza and HOMEY. Plus early care and education services by Felton Institute.
We would also like to thank Steiner Architecture for their incredible expertise and vision in supporting the realization of Galería’s home.
“As cultural bearers it is our duty to protect our traditions, rituals, sites, and to honor the social fabric and people that have contributed to the art & social movements of the Mission District. The Casa Adelante – 1990 Folsom project is located within a blueprint of growth. It is a unique opportunity, where joint investment between the City of San Francisco, community developers and ground-floor users can successfully realize this one-of-a-kind historic placekeeping venture. For Galería it is a ‘renacimiento’ that offers us a permanent home where we will have the ability to build our assets and sustain over seven generations to come.”- Ani Rivera, Galería de la Raza Executive Director
HOMEY’s Executive Director Roberto Eligio Alfaro states, “1990 Folsom will not only provide affordable housing to 143 families in our community, but it will also house Mission-rooted organizations like HOMEY who have struggled to find permanent organizational space for almost 20 years. Without a doubt, we will be the new hub on the 16th corridor and we are proud to collaborate with Galeria, MEDA, TNDC, LMS Architects and so many others to make this possible.”
Felton Institute President and CEO Al Gilbert explains, “Felton is pleased to partner with TNDC, MEDA, and LMS Architects to bring the highest-quality Early Care and Education (ECE) services to the Mission via this dynamic development. The ECE program at the ground floor of 1990 Folsom will ensure that excellent education will be available to many future generations. The 1990 Folsom ECE site is designed to provide the best physical environment for our children to learn and prosper; it continues Felton’s 130-year tradition of innovation and comprehensive social service.”
Please spread the word and join us for this momentous celebration. The site is under construction and is earmarked to be completed in 2020 with an expected move-in date of Q1 2021.
Casa Adelante-1990 Folsom Groundbreaking Celebration
Date: Friday, May 10th
Time: 4PM – 6PM
Location: 16th Street at Shotwell Street