Tag Archives: 16th Street

Business social for new development met with protest

Business owners who arrived at the Mission Language and Vocational School Thursday evening to attend a social event organized by the developer of 1979 Mission St. were met by a group of about 30 chanting protesters who reiterated demands that the site be dedicated to affordable housing. “No more monster in the Mission,” sang the protesters from the Plaza 16...

Nonprofit developer focuses on families at 16th Street project

In its layout, aesthetic and on-site services, the new housing complex planned for 16th and Folsom streets will be geared emphatically toward housing families. Up until 2008, the site operated as the shipping warehouse for a large-scale bakery. Representatives for the developers, the Mission Economic Development Agency and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, as well as the architect and landscaper, told...

Listening Post invites you to hear stories of the streets on 16th

The intersection of 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue has stories to tell. Just call the number on one of the signs affixed to the utility poles there and listen. One of the voices you will hear belongs to Julie Mitchell, whose son Dylan was killed at the intersection while riding his bike. Another is that of Paula Tejeda,...

Without Permission at 16th St: past, present and a cat on her hat

Walking through the 16th Street BART station, I hear a guy who calls himself The Jonah Kit playing Take a Walk on the Wild Side. 1970’s Lou Reed glam rock about transvestites sounds downright futuristic in Betsy DeVos’ 2017, where we’re all meant to use the bathroom God meant for us. As usual, the past and present are living side...

Conflict over 380 units at 16th and Mission resumes

Far from burying the hatchet, a developer and various neighborhood organizations are rekindling a years-long feud over a 380-unit housing project planned for 16th and Mission streets that had been stalled, but is again moving forward. On Tuesday, some 60 activists had a rally at the 16th Street BART Plaza and voiced a new grievance: The Plaza 16 Coalition, a...

Elixir Bar: A Deep Fount of Mission History

When you grab a drink at Elixir on 16th and Guerrero streets, you might not know you’re inside the city’s second-oldest saloon, running since 1858. On Saturday, boozehound historians of the E Clampus Vitus association will reveal a historic plaque at Elixir denoting its venerated status. Mission Local talked with owner H. Joseph Ehrmann, the 11th (or perhaps 12th, given...

Restrictions May be Lifted to Encourage Light Industrial Revitalization

A coalition of legislators including Mayor Ed Lee and District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen are proposing a shift in the rules governing industrial areas, including reversing a previous decision about commercial space along 16th Street. The change revolves around a zoning use known as PDR (production, distribution and repair) that encompasses a wide variety of uses including small manufacturing, artist...

Afternoon Stabbing at 16th and Mission Sends One to Hospital

A stabbing at 16th and Mission streets sent one man to the hospital Friday afternoon, police confirmed. Officer Robert Rueca, a spokesperson for the department, said police received a call about a stabbing at 1:53 p.m. Friday. The victim, an adult male, was conscious and breathing and speaking with officers when he was transported to the hospital, Rueca said. Officers at the crime scene...

Car Collides with Bus at 16th and Folsom St. Intersection

A Muni bus heading east on 16th Street was struck by another vehicle at the Folsom Street intersection sometime around 4:40 p.m. this afternoon. It is unclear how many people were injured, though the driver of the bus said that five said they had been hurt but then told him they “didn’t feel anything.” Police were not immediately available to verify the...

Two Fire Victims End Months of Homelessness, But a Third Remains Unhoused

Since a five-alarm fire in June displaced Kimberly Walley and her husband, Henry Texada, from the single room occupancy hotel where they had been living for some five years, the couple had fallen on hard times, seemingly unplaceable by officials who had promised to find homes for all of those displaced in the fire. But on Thursday, Walley stood in...
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Man Found Dead at 16th and Mission Streets (Updated)

Police are investigating the death of a 54-year-old man who was found stabbed at 16th and Mission streets at 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, June 5. Though he was transported to the hospital, he was found dead on arrival of first responders. Police indicated that there are three male suspects in the death. A reader reported that the northeast corner of...

Mission Pinball League Flips for Friendly Competition

On a drunken night at Gestalt on 16th Street, two pinball enthusiasts came up with the Mission’s latest pastime: a beginner league for pinball players. “My baby has come alive,” said Jessi Reid, a Mission resident, who along with her friend, Gene Hwang, has been dreaming of such a league for about a year. Now, through the support of friends and the power of...

Family Remembers 26-Year-Old Slain in SF Mission

A small prayer service was held Wednesday morning for Hector Salvador — the 26-year-old man who was shot and killed over the weekend at 16th and Hoff Streets — just 10 hours after his memorial was taken down following a drive-by shooting targeting mourners, according to witnesses. Salvador was shot early Sunday morning following an altercation in which “a group...

Developer Vs Owner Lawsuit over 16th St. Condo Project (Business Times)

In a move that could bring the big development project to a temporary halt, the San Francisco Business Times reports that the developers of the massive project at 16th and Mission Streets, Maximus Real Estate Partners, are suing the owner of the property, the Jang family, for breaking their 2013 sale agreement. The lawsuit accuses the Jangs of allegedly intentionally slowing down...

Protesters Storm Developer’s Office

Some 70 demonstrators — including Supervisor John Avalos — stormed the offices of a developer at 575 Florida St. to protest his firing of 32 union janitors at Parkmerced and his so-called “Monster in the Mission” housing development at 16th and Mission. The developer is Robert Rosania, part-owner of Maximus Real Estate, which is behind the 16th Street Plaza housing...