Tongues are wagging over reports that San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is preparing to propose a “moratorium” on the development of market-rate housing around 24th Street in the Mission. But little is known about the actual details of the legislation, in large part because it has yet to be drafted.
What is known, however, is that members of Calle 24 – San Francisco’s Latino Cultural District – are behind the effort. And it really shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
The designation of the area which is bound by Mission, 22nd, Potrero, and 25th could pave the way for the establishment of a Special Use District or other Planning Code amendments intended to help “stabilize the displacement of Latino businesses and residents from the area,” preserve Calle 24 as “the center of Latino Culture and commerce in the city,” and ensure “that the City of San Francisco and interested stakeholders have an opportunity to work collaboratively on a community planning process.”
The language for the proposed legislation is expected to be drafted within the next few weeks.