• Councilwoman Lee

Ground Breaking for the largest affordable housing project in our history!

On March 17th, community leaders from across the County gathered to break ground on the largest affordable housing project in our City's history.


The 225-unit 100% affordable housing project is named Kiku Crossing, after the Japanese word for Chrysanthemum to honor San Mateo's Japanese history and their significant ties to the local agricultural industry.


According to the 2022 Community Survey, San Mateans consider affordable housing the Number 1 issue. The City of San Mateo is working hard to tackle the housing crisis head on. Our City Council voted to contribute the land and invested $12.5M in funding, plus the years and thousands of hours of staff time!


Thank you 🙏 to the hundreds of people who shepherded this development along from MidPen Housing, Bank of America, Housing Choices - also the community partners from the Home Association of North Central San Mateo and the San Mateo Community Center for Japanese Americans, along with the artist Harumo Sato.


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