Upper Market Development Updates

By Judith Hoyem, EVNA Board Member and Planning and Land Use Chair

The SF Planning Department has been mandated by the Association Bay Area Governments to produce 92,400 more housing units over the next 25 years for 280,000 more people. The Department has developed a policy to build as many units as possible along “transit- rich corridors” of which Upper Market is one. With the improved economy in San Francisco and the availability of financing, projects that had been stalled during the past few years are now popping up like giant mushrooms: one virtually complete at Market between 16th and Noe (formerly known as “the church pit”); another at Market and 15th (north side) under construction; a third at Market and 15th (south side) represented by a hole in the ground; another at that same intersection at Market and Sanchez which is just beginning the entitlement process. A project at Castro and Market that has been years in development has finally received permit entitlement (see separate story: Design for 376 Castro Approved!)

Fort the complete story and other important news for our neighborhood see the July-August 2013 Newsletter, under the Newsletter tab.

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