from FOLSOM STREET EVENTS
Folsom Street Events, the Bay Area-based nonprofit group that creates the world’s biggest and most notorious leather and fetish events, has announced an array of enhancements to its existing events in honor of its upcoming 30th Folsom Street Fair®. Among the upgrades to the fair itself are 30 additional minutes of fair time (so that the fair will end at 6:30pm instead of the traditional 6:00pm). In addition, the erotic artists’ area will celebrate by relocating to 8th Street north of Folsom in a new configuration and adding a small performance art stage. Continue reading
The TODCO Group, long-time non-profit housing providers in the Yerba Buena neighborhood, has released their Central SoMa Community Plan. It is intended to be an alternative to the city’s Central Corridor Project. It is based on decades of community building experience in SoMa and involved the many community voices of SoMa. They have created a website at (http://www.todcocentralsomacommunityplan.org) to present their “EIR Draft” Continue reading
from JAMIE WHITAKER
There are manufacturers who actually “make stuff” other than software in San Francisco. Who would’ve thought?!? Click here to watch.
* PDR = Production, distribution and repair, i.e. service and light industrial jobs
Fire Station 1 will be holding an open house for the neighbors in the vicinity of the new facility on the evening of Thursday, April 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The new station is located at 935 Folsom Street.
The current station, which serves the Tenderloin and Sixth Street area, is the busiest in America, said Monica Fields, deputy fire chief for administration. In 2010, firefighters left the station 9,924 times, which averages 27 times a day, she said. The new station will likely be just as busy.
The city moved the 13 firefighters from their current home on Howard Street to the brand new station in order to make room for the new wing of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
A Yerba Buena neighbor writes that Moscone center is looking to expand and that means they’re asking to take over part of the Children’s Playground (since it sits on top of the building). The meeting is on Tuesday April 16th at 6:00 pm at Moscone Center South, Esplanade Bldg., Room 300. It’s an opportunity to learn about the plans for the expansion. Click here to see the flyer for the event.
More than a hundred Western SoMa neighbors (and plenty of friends from around the city) showed up last week at the celebration of the adoption of the Western SoMa Community Plan. After eight grueling years of work (and more than a little controversy) it was a lovefest for the neighbors, activists, entertainment industry advocates and small business owners who gathered to hear from Supervisor Jane Kim, former Senior Planner Paul Lord, Planning Department rep Corey Teague and myself.
Michael Nulty sent along a link to his photos of the event.
The Western SoMa Citizens Planning Task Force ceased to exist upon adoption of the Plan. I sent my last email out to the surviving members of the Task Force and in particular to those who helped to get us over the finish line. The message read: Continue reading