Added Hernan from the Mission SRO Collaborative: “If BIPOC in low-income communities aren’t in the decision-making process, if their needs are not considered, then inclusion is just tokenism.”
SF’s housing policy once meant to increase integration. Should it again?
Changing the ordinance could affect the way affordable housing is built for years to come.
Developments in Development: local bakery’s window shuts down, 15th Street project further delayed, debate on large home construction
A lot can happen in five years. For instance, two presidential elections can occur. But at the same time, a whole lot of nothing can happen. That’s the case for the construction of proposed eight-story ‘modern-day Single Room Occupancy’ project on 1500 15th St.
Developments in development: One door closes, two more open
We are reviving our Developments in Development series with regular updates on development news in the Mission. Also check out our Places We Have Lost series, in which we map […]
SF’s affordable housing plan struggles to fill vacancies
To me, it reads a bit like a viral sketch from the show I Think You Should Leave sketch in which a wiener-shaped car crashes through a storefront, and the alarmed crowd tries to find the perpetrator.
Developments in Development: 20,000 pairs of shoes, a hole in a fence, and affordable housing
Conditional use: getting rid of 20,000 pairs of shoes to create a jungle Two summers ago, Naz Khorram was on the cusp of clinching a prime Mission Street spot for […]
Developments in Development: Uptown bar’s building for sale, ‘La Muerte’ plans to grow, ‘Merry-Go-Round House’ grand reopening
There’s an outdoor bathroom with a tub that someone thought had derived from Oscar Wilde’s imagination. It ‘can fit two or three people if you try,’ a resident informed me. Good to know.
Developments in Development: A new cafecito spot, La Muerte in the Mission, and affordable housing waitlist
Though thrilled for the project, Scarabasio felt compelled to warn them that starting a business in the city and applying for all the right permits is no easy task. Still, the family agreed to “do it the legitimate way, which I find commendable,” he chuckled. “I said, ‘We’ll wait for you.’”
Developments in Development: La Taza expands with a bar, South Van Ness may lose lanes, and the Housing Element
That’s right, the owners of Cafe La Taza on 2475 Mission St., have resumed plans to open an adjoining bar next door, dubbed Bar TZA, management confirmed. The two establishments, though branded and named differently, will be connected by a door on a shared wall.
Developments in Development: ‘Bike lanes to Bernal,’ moving into Mission affordable housing, and green spaces
“I just decided I wanted to do something about it,” Girling told me. “I can see some kids are going to get killed.”
Developments in Development: On Valencia, queer cafe opens and after-school program closes. Bayview park breaks ground
Lo and behold, I’ve discovered Milk SF is officially a queer-friendly nitro-latte cafe — and what’s more appealing to the old softie in me, is it’s a true labor of love. Co-owners Katey “Scoots” McKee and Sharon Ratton met in 2019, quickly fell in love, dreamt up this very cafe, and are now engaged. The entire engagement, actually, was focused on Milk SF.
Developments in Development: A grand opening for the Mission’s largest fully affordable project of the year
The Mission Housing Development Corp. and BRIDGE Housing held a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning for the 100 percent affordable building the developers recently completed at 1950 Mission St. La […]
Developments in Development: Supes find no place for “A Place for All,” Arena SF building on sale and more
The city’s Budget and Finance Committee on Wednesday heard a proposal by Supervisor Rafael Mandleman to offer temporary shelter for every unhoused person in San Francisco that elicited dozens of […]
Burger Wars, pandemic news, art at McEvoy and Developments in Development
Hello Readers: Re-opening too soon? More vaccine sites? A stable R number? What about clarity on something important? The Super Duper burger? How did it fare? In other news: Docs […]
Arrested development: In the George Floyd era, San Francisco’s approach to policing could be radical — and reactionary, too
Supervisor Shamann Walton says he’d like to see at least $25M redirected from police to black community causes One hesitates to use seismic analogies in San Francisco of all places, […]