Tag Archives: development

Mural replaces graffiti at 16th Street BART plaza (updated)

UPDATE 3:57 p.m. Reports from our commenter that the mural has been defaced turned out to be accurate. The words “Amber Alert Mary Rose Shela Alicia Amber Alert” were tagged in white over the mural that is less than a month old. Eric Rodenbeck, the CEO of Stamen Designs who helped finance the mural,  said even with the fresh mural...

Neighbors of would-be housing on South Van Ness bemoan loss of parking

To the neighbors of the old Barney’s Auto Repair shop at 986 South Van Ness, a new housing development on their block spells one thing: less parking. At Thursday night’s pre-application meeting to discuss a potential 11-unit housing proposal, about 15 nearby residents showed up to share what they’d like — and wouldn’t like — to see in the new...

Developer threatens to sue as SF Supes delay Mission project

Robert Tillman, the self-described “newbie developer,” was on Tuesday foiled again by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in his efforts to develop a 75-unit building on Mission Street between 25th and 26th streets. It is currently the site of a laundromat he owns. The board voted unanimously to uphold an appeal of the project, saying that not enough analysis has...

The One $ Store becomes too pricy a cultural asset to keep (Updated)

Mary Feeley, who lives at an SRO downtown, walked into the One $ Store at 17th and Mission with a stack of Street Sheets tucked under her arm and waved hello to the store’s owner, Arman Muhammad. She had come for some soap, but when she found out the store will likely be replaced with an apartment complex, her smile...

SF Mission nonprofit MEDA eyes vacant lot at 22nd and Mission

The Mission Economic Development Agency is moving in on the vacant lot at the corner of 22nd and Mission streets — the site of a February 2015 fire that killed one person and displaced some 60 residents and businesses. The damaged building has since been demolished, leaving a rare — and very large — empty piece of land that is...
Initial designs for affordable housing at 1950 Mission Street.

Fully affordable housing fails to rise in SF’s Mission, and no one knows why

District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen received no clear answers at a hearing she called  Monday to figure out why seven fully affordable housing projects in the Mission District are taking so long to break ground. “I’m not seeing that level of prioritization of these projects, and that’s what’s concerning to me,” Ronen said after she questioned officials from the Mayor’s...

Amid housing crisis, SF builds fewer units last year than in 2016

As the mayoral race heats up, the city got some sobering news: despite all the talk about the need for more housing, the city added fewer new units last year than it had in 2016. San Francisco added 4,441 housing units in 2017 — a 12 percent decrease, compared to net additions in 2016. Last year’s additions, however, are well...

SF supervisors thumb noses at SB 827

Board of Supervisors candidate Sonja Trauss escorted off by sheriff’s deputy after wading into crowd of opposing protesters Following dueling press conferences, protests and counter-protests, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday went on record about SB 827, Sen. Scott Weiner’s bill in the California legislature that would reduce restrictions on height and density for residential developments near transit lines. They...

SF nonprofit reveals its plans for derelict building at 18th and Mission

The Mission Economic Development Agency is proposing an eight-and-half-story mixed-use building at the corner of 18th and Mission streets — now the site of a decaying former stove store that could cost the nonprofit as much as $1 million to restore.   As Mission Local reported in December, MEDA bought the building for $6 million, with plans to develop it...

Demolition at 22nd and Harrison offers view of proposed SF greenway

The demolition of the old warehouse on the corner of Harrison and 22nd streets has temporarily opened up a new vista from Harrison Street to the south. There’s nothing but rubble where the white walls of the warehouse once stood, and the illuminated windows and stairwells of the Telco building at 25th and South Van Ness, which were blocked from...

Artists drop out of show hosted by 16th and Mission developers

Mission4All, the organization funded by the developers of the proposed 10-story 380-unit development at 16th and Mission streets, is hosting an event at 16th and Capp this Saturday, in which some 30 local artists, musicians and craftspeople will showcase their work. But already some are dropping out.  Some neighborhood groups are also crying foul, saying that the event – called...

Neighborhood notes: development meeting tonight, Mercedes Benz, and bike baiting

Meeting tonight on a new entertainment center The developers of a new project, the “Albion on 16th,” will hold a community meeting tonight (Friday) to check in about their plans to develop the Superior Auto Body Shop into a single-tenant combination restaurant/entertainment event center.  The meeting will be at the Mission District Station at 6 p.m. Read the history of...

Is the Wash Club building a historic resource to SF’s Mission?

Last week, the Board of Supervisors declined to vote on an appeal of an eight-story, 75-unit project that is to replace a laundromat at 2918 Mission St. Instead, the vote will take place once a study answers the question of whether the building is a historic resource. It will take at least four months. District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen, in...

Neighborhood Notes: Dolores Park updates and more

As sun shines on Dolores, safety and trash still a concern We’ve come a long way since the Aug. 3 daylight shooting in Dolores Park, most participants agreed at a small Thursday night meeting hosted by the Dolores Park Ambassadors and aimed at the park’s cleanliness and safety. “It felt pretty grim at the end of August,” said District 8...

SF neighbors organize to create a greenway in the Mission

Neighbors of the old Southern Pacific right-of-way between Harrison Street and Treat Avenue have formed the Mission Greenway group to preserve the parcel’s history as a railroad right-of-way and transform the vacant lot into a green space. “We chose the name Mission Greenway because this was formerly a railway and because there are so many other greenways in the city,”...