It’s 7 a.m and a cool 48 degrees to kick off your Halloween morning, headed to a high of 70 degrees in the Mission District. Details for the next ten days are here.
Mission District Police Capt. Robert Moser has come out in favor of a controversial new proposal for a major construction project on 16th and Mission streets. A developer submitted preliminary plans to build 351 condos on the oft-troubled corner earlier this month, and it’s caused a stir among Mission residents. Moser tells the San Francisco Business Times that he welcomes any project that could improve the quality of life on the corner. “If a development were to bring more people out who use the plaza for positive uses, as opposed to negative uses, that could have a great impact,” he said. Of course not everyone sees it Moser’s way. Builders would have to raze several businesses to make room for the project, including Walgreens, Burger King and Hwa Lei Market. “All my family’s money is here, I don’t know what I’d do,” Hwa Lei Market owner Cung Duong told Mission Local.
Speaking of controversial developments: Leadership at The Marsh theater is concerned about a proposal for a construction project adjacent to its Valencia location. According to the Marsh, noise and vibration from the construction could have a significant impact on the theater’s ability to function. “Small nonprofit urban theaters such as The Marsh cannot exist in an environment of loud noise,” reads a letter from The Marsh. “During construction jackhammers, generators and idling trucks can stop a performance cold.” The Marsh staff and supporters will go up in front of the Board of Supervisors next week to request an amendment be written into the developer’s building permit that would provide some protection from construction.
Still looking for a way to spend your Halloween? The Washington Time offers a list of top-10 ways to spend the ghoulish holiday here.