Developments in Development: Decisions and Limbo

By Laura Wenus : missionlocal – excerpt

The nuns have won! It only took 20,000 signatures and three hours of testimony from 20 or so people, but the Sisters of the Fraternite Notre Dame will open a soup kitchen on Mission Street near 16th Street. This has been a drama unfolding over the course of a year or so, which you can follow via Mission Local stories starting from a self-help mogul buying their space for them to the first rumblings of opposition to fears of blight.

More advances in feeding people (though in this case not for free): A reader reports construction is advancing swiftly at the Grocery Outlet planned for the former DeLano’s market on South Van Ness Avenue between 23rd and 24th streets. This was approved ages ago, but it seems things are getting underway.

On the other hand, the city seems to be going through a bit of indecision…

the city is considering the impact of big housing projects on their surroundings, and two of those big projects now have to wait for the city to do so…(more)


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