Impact Hub San Francisco Announces Expansion

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Parent Company MissionHUB Makes Long-Term, Real Estate Commitment in the Mission District at 1899 Mission Street

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Sept. 21, 2015 – Impact Hub San Francisco, a coworking and events space for social impact professionals taking action to drive positive change, announces its expansion to 1899 Mission St., making a long-term, real estate commitment in the Mission District. Impact Hub San Francisco is part of MissionHUB, a network of Impact Hub coworking campuses in San Francisco, Berkeley, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., and the Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) for impact investing.

“Part of our mission is responsibly engaging neighborhoods where we do business,” said Tim Nichols, Managing Director of Impact Hub SF. “We will work more closely with organizations based in the Mission, because of the new proximity, mutually growing the community and impact of friends, both old and new. There is a lot of ‘Mission’ speak, and we are thrilled!”

Strategic partners include Beyond 12, Google.org Impact Challenge, and Presidio Graduate School, each acting as core community members. The expansion brings a 20% increase to Impact Hub SF’s campus, growing to 25,000 square feet. One block from the 16th-Street BART, the three-story campus will include an outdoor space, expanded meeting space, and a ground-floor events space that accommodates public programming, accessible to a wider audience. Newly available will be showers, additional bike parking, nursing rooms, and a permanent-desk option for stationary work styles… (more)

Will more high tech in the Mission bring more gentrification and more evictions? Will the neighborhood groups object? What is the current zoning on the building?

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