A city plan to redevelop Market Street between Fifth and 11th is in front of the Planning Commission for approval this evening (6pm). Apparently it’s been in the works for the past 11 years and yet we just heard about it. Nice.
The plan would attempt to create a “self-contained, self-sustained neighborhood…with a feel similar to North Beach” in an area currently “plagued with crime and neglect”. Flip side: according to activist Richard Marquez, this is “the final nail in the coffin in terms of pushing low-income people out of this portion of San Francisco.”
We can’t make it for the fireworks, but please drop us a line if you attend.
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