“We spend our time responding rationally to a world which we understand and recognize, but which no longer exists.” — Eddie Obeng
Something unusual just happened in San Francisco. A new, mixed-use housing development was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission. The project, 1028 Market, located at the intersection of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district and the up-and-coming Mid-Market Corridor, includes 186 rental units and 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail. The Planning Commission’s approval of the project was preceded by effusive and heartfelt community support. 1028 Market replaces a building that had many previous uses—billiard hall, theater, strip club, warehouse—but in recent years had sat vacant, a dangerous eyesore avoided by neighbors and passersby, until the developer converted the space into The Hall, which activated the street and served as a community meeting space throughout the lengthy approval process.