What we won — and lost — with the Beast on Bryant


By John Elberling :48hills – excerpt

A united Mission community sill has serious problems with what the Planning Commission approved, and the project could be appealed to the supes.

Almost 14 months ago, on Saturday April 18th, 2015, more than 100 of the Central City’s many arts communities and advocates met at Cell Space to grapple with what the pending closure and demolition of that 20-year epicenter of community arts for the development of new market-rate housing by the Nick Podell Co. meant for the future.

And after three hours of open discussion, they decided to fight the project…

The “Beast” was not the only pending transformative market-rate housing development, which many Mission District communities consider a mortal threat to the future survival of their extraordinary and vital Neighborhood. Other large projects, including the “Monster on Mission” next to the 16th and Mission Streets BART station…

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