|Maria Alicia Apartments
16th and Valencia Streets
Number of Units
20, plus 2 commercial spaces; 1 one-bedroom; 2 two-bedroom; 11 three-bedroom; 6 four-bedroom apartments
|Maria Alicia Apartments replaced ruins of the Gartland Apartments on the corner of 16th and Valencia known formerly as the "Pit." The apartments burned down years before in a arson fire that resulted in the deaths of several residents. The site was purchased after neighborhood activists requested MHDC build much needed housing and commercial spaces on the troubled site. The new building was designed to stabilize this important corner lot, which now anchors a mixed-use area of the Mission District with well-managed residential and commercial space.