Big news, Mission: We won!

Blockboard, a hyperlocal Mission startup that encourages people to build social networks within their neighborhoods, announced its Build a Better Block contest back in August. The first neighborhood to get 500 people to download the app would receive $5,000 from Blockboard to use on a local project.

The Mission (unsurprisingly) got to 500 first, and now we get the money to spend on any neighborhood project we choose.

So what’s it gonna be, Mission? Fix potholes? Throw a block party? Clean up a playground?

According to Blockboard co-founder Stephen Hood, Missionites have already suggested some neat ideas: flower planters on Mission Street, a public garden with a bee colony, donating the money to the family of the slain Hog & Rocks cook.

So download the free app, post an idea and vote on a project. Blockboard has the ultimate say, “but really, we’d much rather that you and your neighbors make the call,” the company said on its website.

“Just don’t suggest we give everyone in the city a fixie or a lifetime supply of PBR and we’ll be good.”

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