Monthly Archives: February 2012

Huge Mission Bay project put on hold’s plans for a 14 acre campus adjacent to UCSF Mission Bay have been put on hold, leaving a gaping hole in Mayor Lee’s plans to turn South of Market into the “innovation capitol of the world.”  Continue reading


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“New” D6 is looking a lot more like the “old” D6 as redistricting grinds along

After floating some pretty radical initial concepts, the current draft map from the Redistricting Task Force is looking a lot more like the District 6 we’ve all come to know and love. Hayes Valley is definitely going to end up in Supervisor Christina Olague’s District 5 and portions of the Mission will be moving into District 9 but the old NEMIZ (Northeast Mission Industrial Zone), South of Market, Civic Center and most of the Tenderloin will continue to define District 6. Treasure Island also remains in the District. The latest map can be found at reading

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Entertainment Commission committee takes aim at WSoMa Plan

The Entertainment Commission’s Committee on Entertainment in Western SoMa will hold its first meeting tonight at 4:00 p.m. in Room 479 of City Hall. The committee consists of promoter Audrey Joseph, (Vice Chair and Industry Representative), entertainer Glendon (Anna Conda) Hyde (representing the interests of neighborhood associations and groups) and Bryant Tan, a new Mayoral appointee from CCDC who is supposed to represent Urban Planning.

The discussion will focus on entertainment in the Western SoMa Community Plan. Commissioner Joseph will give us a brief history of entertainment in Western SoMa and someone from the Planning Department is supposed to inform us on the impact of current and future zoning in Western SoMa.  Continue reading


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SF Police release “It Gets Better” video

The Bay Citizen
February 10, 2012 – 1:43 p.m. PST

The San Francisco Police Department debuted a video Friday reassuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth that they are not alone in their struggles for acceptance.

The video is part of the national It Gets Better Project, which, according to its website, “was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach — if they can just get through their teen years.”  Continue reading

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Growing pains: what on earth are they doing to Mid Market and the 4th Street corridor?

Two teams of city family representatives will join us at next week’s meeting on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00. Planning Department staff from what they call the “Central Corridor” project are making their second appearance at the SoMa Leadership Council as part of their public outreach efforts and representatives from the Department of Public Works would like to talk about the status of the Better Market Street project.  Continue reading


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180 unit residential project proposed for Twitterland

SmartSpace® Mission, a green infill projected located at 9th and Mission Streets, will provide 180 units of studios and suites.

Panoramic Interests of Berkeley has proposed an 11 story residential tower at 1321 Mission Street within a block of the new Twitter headquarters on Market Street. The 9th and Mission Street development will be discussed at the March 21 meeting of the SoMa Leadership Council.  Continue reading


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