April 18, 2012

“To preserve and enhance the existing neighborhood fabric”

The end of Redevelopment. Another high tech boom. Economic pressure. Housing shortages. Condo conversions. An upsurge in student housing. Changing demographics. Displacement. What will South of Market look like twenty years from now?

Hopefully, a lot like it does now, only better. One of the goals of the community planning process here in SoMa has been to preserve and enhance the existing neighborhood fabric, not to destroy it.

The theme for tomorrow night’s meeting of the SoMa Leadership Council is “the ins and outs of affordability.” Don Falk, Executive Director of the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Mara Blitzer, project manager for their 1400 Mission Street housing complex, join us to discuss ways to preserve the diversity and vitality of our neighborhood.


  1. Announcements
  2. Introductions
  3. 1400 Mission Street, off-site affordable housing: balancing market rate and affordable housing, middle income housing and targeting affordability to existing residents
  4. New business
  5. Adjournment

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