News + Blog
March 24, 2017
How to Have Conversations about Change

“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.

(more…)

SHARE:

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone
February 21, 2017
Meeting the Makers in Oakland
January 18, 2017
Westlake Urban Interview with Brian Wiedenmeier, Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
December 19, 2016
Taking impossibility to the next level
November 22, 2016
Three Little Words at the Heart of Creative Land Recycling
November 21, 2016
“Truth is Beauty” Sculpture Revealed in San Leandro
Naked ‘Truth’ Towers Over East Bay Campus
East Bay office campus opens next to BART; second phase to start soon on spec
Nude Statue in San Leandro is Eye-Catching, but Far From Controversial
September 30, 2016
Truth is Beauty, San Leandro Tech Campus featured on KTVU