Edward II Project
The Edward II project, a collaboration between Larkin Street Youth Services and Community Housing Partnership, will provide youth ages 18 to 24 with 24 units of safe, clean and affordable housing at a site in San Francisco’s Marina/Cow Hollow Districts, formerly known as the Edward II Hotel. In addition to housing, services for the young people will be provided both on this site as well as through Larkin Street’s existing education and employment programs.
On October 4, 2011, thanks in large part to the strong advocacy from both Larkin Street and Community Housing Partnership supporters, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the Special Use District for the Edward II project, giving Community Housing Partnership the green light to go ahead with the project.
Where the Edward II project stands now is this: Community Housing Partnership is working to obtain the final financing and permitting for the construction. They expect to start construction in January of 2013 and they anticipate a 12-month construction schedule. At the outset of the process, Larkin Street and Community Housing Partnership will form a Neighborhood Advisory Group to assure that community suggestions and concerns are considered.
We are hoping to move our first set of young people into the building in the January – February time frame of 2014. We’ll provide occasional updates leading up to this, and be sure to look for information about our grand opening in 2014.
The addition of the 24 units of safe, clean and affordable housing for at-risk youth will ultimately be a large part of the City’s plans to create 400 units of Transition Age Youth housing throughout San Francisco, with the goal of getting our young people off the streets and poised for success. We are grateful to all of the Larkin Street supporters who have and will continue to play a role in achieving this goal.
If you would like more information or to help out in some way, please contact Kathie Lowry at (415) 673.0911 ext. 301