Thursdays Planning Commission hearing was another big score for Bay Area Carpenters in Action! San Francisco Planning Commission passed the 13-story mixed-use project at 1028 Market Street 7-0 which will be built by Signatory General Contractor Nibbi Bros. Twenty-five (25) CIA were in attendance at the hearing.
Message from project sponsors:
After 3 years of entitlement applications and site studies, over 300 meetings and close collaboration with the city and community, 1028 Market was approved at the Planning Commission yesterday by a unanimous vote. This is a huge milestone and we are grateful to everyone who has helped us along the way.
If you want to watch the hearing, we will circulate a link to SF GOV TV's video of it as soon as it becomes available.
We're very excited to announce the creation of an innovative new Tenderloin Neighborhood Acquisition Program that will work to identify, secure, and preserve permanently affordable housing and neighborhood-serving retail in the Tenderloin. This program is an unprecedented partnership between the development team and Market Street for the Masses, a coalition of Tenderloin-based nonprofits.
This alliance represents a pioneering approach to community development, emphasizing ongoing collaboration between developers and communities to identify and implement sustainable solutions to neighborhood specific challenges often associated with urban development and in an era of limited public subsidy. Our philosophy is that authentic community engagement is paramount in the development process, and we welcome this innovative partnership as an opportunity to work together. We'll have more details to share with you next week.
1028 Market Street comes with numerous community benefits that will have a long-term positive impact on the Tenderloin community. In fact, the development team has already shown its commitment to the neighborhood by activating the building with the Hall as an interim use of space.
In its 2.5 year lifespan, the Hall has had enormous impact on the community:
The project's approval was the culmination of a robust community engagement effort and could not have gone forward as it did without the full support of our neighbors and other stakeholders. This effort included the following highlights:
1028 Market Street will continue to have positive impact in the Mid-Market area, including creating new jobs and housing, honoring the history and diversity of the neighborhood, and supporting local retail by:
Read more about our team's deep commitment to the community here.
1028 - BEFORE
1028 - THE HALL
1028 - FUTURE
WHAT COMES NEXT?
We now have a 30 day waiting period, after which time we will move forward with securing building permits, finalizing plans, and getting ready to break ground. The Hall will remain open as long as possible, and we'll be sure that you're among the first to know about any changes. In the meantime, come grab a beer, hear some live music, and get your fill of pozole, lamb gyro, pho, and curry.
It's been quite a ride! Thank you for your ongoing support.
Twelve Carpenters in Action attended what is probably the last hurdle for Treasure Island development. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve an Infrastructure and Revitalization District and adopted a financing plan not to exceed $5 Billion. The Treasure Island project will include up to 8000 homes including a full 25% being affordable and provide Carpenters with 15 years of Union work! Carpenters were the only craft in attendance.
“In Northern California our organizing programs are the most successful in the Brotherhood. We also provide service to our membership that is second to none. We could not achieve these high standards without the active involvement of our rank and file in the Carpenters In Action program!”