With the legal battle between the family that held title to the 1979 Mission Street parcel and the development team behind the proposed 331-unit project to rise up to ten stories on the corner site having been resolved and plans for the so-called “Monster in the Mission” having quietly been put back in play, San Francisco’s Planning Commission will be traveling to the Mission next to hold a special public hearing.

The off-site hearing will be held on November 1 in the auditorium of Mission High School at 3750 18th Street and is scheduled to start at 4pm and adjourn at 8.

In addition to the 331 residential units, the proposed development would also yield over 32,000 square feet of new ground floor retail space, a garage for 163 cars and 162 bikes, and various streetscape and plaza improvements.

Expect refined plans for the project to be revealed at the special hearing, or perhaps a bit before. We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.

UPDATE: The off-site hearing slated for November 1 has been cancelled.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Hunter

    Why so much parking? Otherwise looks great—please get this done this time.

    • Posted by Mark

      Lots of parking…right on top of a BART station. Lovely.

      The BART entrance plaza looks surprisingly clean and safe. Got to love these renderings. The reality is it’s a filthy plaza filled with drug activity. I don’t care how much market rate housing goes up here it will remain a filthy plaza filled with drug activity.

    • Posted by Zig

      Should be zero parking spots to make the units a little cheaper by design and for self selection of people without cars.

      • Posted by justin

        Or it could’ve been built 3 years ago without all this bs nimbyism for a lot cheaper….

      • Posted by Brahma (incensed renter)

        Mark, it’s a gentrification play. The developer knows what they are doing. The yuppies who buy the market rate units need somewhere to park their Range Rover SUVs and those buyers aren’t the kind of people who regularly take public transit.

  2. Posted by Anonymous

    Can’t wait for MEDA to whine about displacement and gentrification, regarding a site where there are precisely zero units of housing and multiple shuttered commercial spaces.

  3. Posted by pablito

    I like it. Big improvement over existing.
    Thinking it needs a Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah mural though…

  4. Posted by Sutro_Tower

    I too echo the sentiments regarding the glut of parking atop such a transit rich location. Look forward to seeing the refined designs — I don’t expect to see this built anytime soon.

  5. Posted by UnlivableCity

    They should REQUIRE that every attendee have a valid proof of residence or business ownership in the 94110 zip code. The 99% of those speaking would wildly support the project as proposed.

    • Posted by Spencer

      Why would you want to discriminate against other folks in the city? Agree with others. This needs to get done and fast. The entire Bart line should be surround by 10-12 story residential, and this should definitely be less than 50 car spaces

    • Posted by Kyle S.

      Yes, we should ghettoize the Mission. Surround it with a gentrification-proof wall. Set up Checkpoint Carlos and keep money out of the Mission!

      • Posted by Maya

        Racist POS.

        • Posted by Anonymous

          Your reading comprehension could really use some work.

        • Posted by Outoftown

          It’s very peculiar how the editor determines which comments can stay and which ones gets deleted!

          [Editor’s Note: In general, stay on topic, add some value and attack the position not the person.]

          • Posted by Outoftown

            And the above Kyle S./Maya exchange fits within those requirements?

    • Posted by MDG399

      94103 zip code thank you

  6. Posted by derrysf

    I think UnlivableCity is likely expressing frustration that there will again be a mob of professional anti-development ‘activists’ packing any meeting convened to discuss the project, many of whom do not live in the neighbourhood or even in the City. ‘100% subsidized flats or it’s gentrification!’ And he’s correct.

    • Posted by Kyle S.

      You’re right, I misunderstood the post. But I doubt that UnlivableCity’s proposed scenario would play out that way.

  7. Posted by cynthia

    Can’t we just get this damn thing going already? Entirely positive results from building this level of density on the site. Not to mention the positive impact it’ll have on the pedestrian experience for the BART station as well as the intersection.

    This project and David Baker’s project across Mission St at the navigation center. I can not wait.

  8. Posted by Kevin Campbell

    Thank goodness. San Francisco needs more housing. I’m tired of the cabbies and anit-gentrification activists trying to go back to yesteryear. This is progress and we need it.

    • Posted by pablito

      I try to stay out of the cabs that look like DeLorean DMC-12’s. Helps avoid unintended time travel.

  9. Posted by MDG399

    everyone overreacting due to real housing crisis – My personal fav target is MEDA – which/who never seems to take ‘Yes’ for an answer. Economic realities are that 100% subsidized housing does not/ will not get built. Besides, all of the well intentioned but disastrous low income housing built during the ‘Great Society’ programs have been torn down. All low income housing haven proven itself to basically create a ghetto of crime. (Cue the nasty race baiting replies here……..) I live around the corner. Mixed income/Mixed use housing is the best answer….. Like the City itself should be…… Mixed use Mixed income.

    Please build this. Please stop panting and frothing at the mouth.

    Thank you

    • Posted by Ohlone Californio

      That’s the conventional wisdom by and large these days, but subsidized housing has been successful in many instances. Kind of like the Affordable Care Act, various well and ill intended bills over the course of decades have changed American public housing. It’s not a given that it’s impossible to learn from past mistakes when it comes to government housing.

  10. Posted by Christy

    Please please build this! The neighborhood needs it so badly.

  11. Posted by mission-ite

    Who would I email at Planning to show support for building this?

  12. Posted by SFRealist

    The first mention on this website was 2013. That’s five years of chatter and nothing has happened. Explains SF housing prices as well as anything.

  13. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: The off-site hearing slated for this evening has been cancelled.

    • Posted by David S

      The notice does not seem to indicate when the meeting would be rescheduled for (it just lists the next regular Planning Commission meeting). Any idea on the details of why it was canceled and when it will be rescheduled?

      • Posted by SocketSite

        Opponents of the project as proposed pressured the high school to withdraw their support in terms of simply hosting the meeting and the timing for the meeting to be rescheduled remains TBD.

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