Tag Archives: Calle 24

Supervisor hopes to craft clear path for new cultural districts

Say there’s a part of a neighborhood that has a strong cultural identity and wants to preserve it – how do they go about becoming a recognized cultural district? The Mission’s Calle 24 has already forged its own pathway to being recognized formally as a cultural asset, but now Supervisor Hillary Ronen has introduced legislation that would codify a specific...

SF Mission groups want bike sharing to slow its roll

A coalition of Mission District organizations, called United to Save the Mission, is calling for a study of how the expansion of a bike sharing program impacts residents, especially low-income ones. Details of how the study would be done are not clear yet. Calle 24 Latino Cultural Corridor co-chair Jon Jacobo, speaking on behalf of the group United to Save...

Neighborhood group rejects bike share expansion to 24th Street

A dramatically expanding bike share company that is set to place some 31 proposed bicycle-dock stations on the streets of the Mission District this year and next year will be steering clear of one: 24th Street. There, the neighborhood group representing the Calle 24 Cultural District  – a stretch of 24th Street that is recognized by the city and state...

Tempers flare at a meeting where local owners propose housing

Angry neighbors confronted a group of landowners and an architect proposing a five-story,17-unit building at 24th and Capp streets in a meeting Monday night that lasted nearly two hours and ended with few clear conclusions except that neighbors want more affordable housing on the corner. The building proposed for 3230 24th St. must squeeze into a narrow, triangular lot, currently...

First Move to Regulate City Biz on 24th Street

The San Francisco Planning Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to move forward legislation that would regulate new businesses opening along the Mission’s 24th Street corridor. Already distinguished by the city as a Latino Cultural District in 2014, the five-block section of 24th Street running from Mission Street to Potrero Avenue and some of the surrounding area would be recognized as...

Chinese-American Merchants on 24th St. Find Security in Ownership, Proposed Regulation

One might think that Asian business owners along 24th Street watching the efforts to preserve its Latino culture might feel left out. They don’t. Instead, the effort to protect existing Latino businesses has overwhelming support among the street’s Chinese merchants. Moreover, many said they feel secure there because they, like some of the Latino businesses, own the buildings where their...

Former Food Truck Now Brick-and-Mortar on 24th

After bringing Indian soul food to the Bay Area on wheels, the chef behind the popular food truck “Dum” has taken his menu off the road and into the 24th Street space that once housed the Local Mission Eatery. Sitting inside of his first brick and mortar location at 3111 24th St.,  which he quietly opened to the public on...

Un Foro de Discusión Aborda el Tema de la Homofobia entre la Comunidad Latina

El artista cuyo mural sobre el amor LGBT ha sido vandalizado al menos cuatro veces dijo el sábado pasado, en un foro para la comunidad, que no previó el impacto que el mural tendría. También, dijo que el vandalismo fue un intento por “borrar” la homosexualidad que es parte de las culturas chola y latina. “De repente lo vandalizaron, y me...

24th Street: An International Destination For Poetry

Sipping a coffee at L’s Cafe on 24th Street, San Francisco poet laureate Alejandro Murguía declares proudly: “Twenty-fourth Street is the bellybutton of the universe.” It’s a line from one of his poems—one that actually landed in the legislation to demarcate 24th Street as a Latino Cultural Corridor. For Murguía, such a designation as a cultural hub preceded any formal...

Activists Take Aim At New Development—All of Them

As part of an ongoing effort to fight the changing nature of the Mission District, a group of activists and community groups met Monday night to strategize on how to slow down displacement and gentrification. The key strategy: stop new market rate developments in the Mission. Around 70 people gathered at Galería de la Raza for the event, organized by Roberto...

Is There Too Much Development in the Mission?

When Supervisor David Campos announced potential plans to push for a moratorium on new market rate construction in the Mission last week, partisans on every side of the housing debate shot back with their opinions. “New market-rate housing also pays for affordable housing. Stopping construction will only exacerbate the problem,” said the pro-development group Housing Action Coalition following the news...

Chron Asks: To Whom Does the Mission Belong?

In a public forum sponsored by the San Francisco Chronicle Tuesday, community activists, experts, and city officials took on the thorny questions of how to preserve the character and vitality of the ever-changing Mission District, and what exactly that means. It’s a question that is clearly of some interest. An estimated 300 people or more packed the auditorium of Mission...

Dissent Derails Mission Public Life Plan Meeting

A public meeting to gather feedback on the Mission Street Public Life Plan’s proposals for the improvement of the Mission Street corridor was steered toward a discussion of gentrification and displacement by attendees whose main suggestion was not to implement any improvement program at all. “It took this meeting like a tidal wave,” said Tom Stolmer, a Mission resident and...

SF Arts Commission Offers Passport to Calle 24

Today from noon to 4 p.m., you can get your own 24th Street-inspired art book. As part of the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Passport outreach event, Mission artists will be impressing one-of-kind stamps on special issue passports. Artists including Juana Alicia, Fred Alvarado, Val Britton, Enrique Chagoya, Jessica Hisch, Erik Marinovich, Kara Maria, and more will be on-hand at various...

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 its approval, but voted to continue the issue for a few more weeks. The housing project developed by J.C.N. Developers at the corner of 16th...