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Rendering of the plans for 490 South Van Ness. Image courtesy Forum Design Architects.

Planning Commish: Tunes to Pop’s, Delays to Condos

In a packed Planning Commission agenda Thursday, two Mission addresses got some attention. The commission granted Pop’s Bar a full entertainment license. For the long-planned housing project at 490 South Van Ness, the commission voiced...
Rendering of potential ground floor space at 1515 15th Street. Photo from promotional video by Polaris Pacific.

Enter the Void 2: Hip and Empty in the Internet Age

Consider the marketing language of the Mission’s newly opened mixed-use developments: “Indie boutiques, avant-garde residences and a lively arts scene distinguish the new commerce of the area,” reads the brochure of the newly-built 1515 15th...