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A Plaza for the Community :: Una Plaza Para la Comunidad
Saturday February 01
16th and Mission Plaza
16th and Mission Streets, San Francisco
Saturday, February 1
Added to the calendar on Friday Jan 24th, 2014 1:20 PM
16th and Mission BART Plaza
A community event hosted by
La Plaza 16 Coalición / The Plaza 16 Coalition
• Help fight for affordable housing development that truly serves our community.
• Help fight for a Plaza and a neighborhood that is safe and livable for everyone.
• Learn more about a proposed development project for the 16th and Mission Plaza that would have a profound and lasting impact on the surrounding community.
Potentially very big changes are in store for the community surrounding the 16th Street BART Plaza. An $82-million development with 351 residential housing units has been proposed for 1979 Mission Street (adjacent to the plaza) and is currently working its way through the City's approval process.
La Plaza 16 Coalición/ The Plaza 16 Coalition has come together to advocate for the 1979 Mission Street site to be used for much needed affordable housing in the neighborhood. We do not believe the development project, as currently proposed, primarily serves the needs of the existing community and thus we will oppose the development unless it is tailored to meet the need for truly affordable housing in the neighborhood.
Our coalition builds on the decades of planning and organizing in the Mission which created Plan Popular and won affordable housing for our communities.
In addition we envision a 16th St and Mission St. that has:
1. Welcoming streets for grandmothers, kids, tenants, homeless people - streets that reduce hazards, and increase pedestrian safety and cultural vibrancy
2. Increased public open space
3. A local economy of mom and pop entrepreneurship that serves the needs of local residents and workers and supports the creation of good jobs for community residents
4. Planning that is conducted by people who live and work in the neighborhood
5. A strong local ecosystem of resources and services that create healthy neighborhoods
6. No more market rate housing development until the needs for affordable housing are met