Tag Archives: Bryant Street

Dozens turn out for hearing on affordable housing coming to SF Mission

Some 60 people, including whole families, turned out for the first in a series of community outreach meetings concerning the construction of a 130-unit affordable housing project at 681 Florida St. that could break ground in Spring 2019. People were there to learn about applying for the spaces and to make suggestions on the use of its community space.  ...

SF Landlord Orders Removal of Bob’s Burgers Mural

The owner of the 20th Street sandwich shop Rhea’s Cafe has forced the removal of a Sirron Norris mural that depicted characters from Bob’s Burgers, a popular animated Fox TV sitcom. Fearing copyright infringement, the building’s owner enlisted Rhea’s executive chef and owner, James Choi, to paint over the four-month-old mural that had decorated its front roll-up doors.  The mural...

Second City Panel Approves Bryant Street Project

A second city body unanimously approved one of the largest housing complexes planned for the Mission District on Wednesday, paving the way for its construction in the next few years. The 330-unit project at 2000–2070 Bryant St. between 18th and 19th streets was passed by the Board of Appeals Wednesday evening after two hours of testimony. That came just a...

Embattled Bryant Street Project Clears Hurdle

A controversial, frequently delayed housing project on Bryant Street was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, but still faces one last hurdle on Wednesday when it comes before another city panel for a hearing. “I believe that on balance, this neighborhood is better off having this project approved than not,” said Supervisor David Campos of the proposed...

Bryant St. Development Increases Affordable Housing, But Community Remains Opposed

The developer of an almost block-long housing complex on Bryant Street between 18th and 19th that has drawn the ire of Mission activists for the last 10 months has now agreed to dedicate one-third of its land to the city for affordable housing, giving up 22,750 square feet where the city can build an estimated 129 units for low and moderate-income tenants. But...

Community Opposition Halts Bryant St. Development

Vehement opposition by housing rights activists and Mission community members has forced the developer of the second largest market-rate housing project to hit the Mission District, 2000-2070 Bryant Street, to put his plans on hold. A letter sent by developer Nick Podell’s attorney, Steve Vettel, to the San Francisco Planning Department explains that the developer’s decision to halt the project...

Artist vs. Artist: Recent Tenants Fight Eviction from Inner Mission

A major development on Bryant Street has turned artist against artist as the owners of Inner Mission, who earlier struck a deal with the developer, have run into resistance from three sub-tenants who refuse to leave. Developer Nick Podell plans to turn 2050 Bryant St. and its block into 232 market-rate condos and 44 below-market-rate units. Podell struck a deal earlier...

Take One, Give One: A Day at the Bryant Street Free Library

The tree in front of Francis Baker’s Bryant Street apartment was once a dumping ground for junk. Anything from building materials to trash to old mattresses would appear, and then disappear with a new owner. Baker, a photographer and sculptor, saw potential for a more positive exchange. “I thought, people are already sharing stuff in this little area,” he says,...

SFMTA Aprueba Cambios a la Calle Bryant

El viernes pasado durante una reunión realizada en el Ayuntamiento se aprobó un proyecto para arreglar y solventar el tránsito en la calle Bryant. La División de Calles Sostenibles de la Oficina de Transporte Municipal de San Francisco dio luz verde a la construcción propuesta de dos camellones diseñados, nuevos lugares para estacionamiento paralelo y la eliminación de un carril...

Mission Streetscape Workshop

Residents weigh in on projects designed to improve Mission District streetscapes. By STEFANIA ROUSSELLE