Mid-Market / Tenderloin

The future Market Street Place

Retail Comes to Mid-Market

Posted November 13, 2014 by

In 2007, well before any tech company considered moving to Mid-Market, a project was proposed that I thought would be the linchpin of Mid-Market’s revival. It was called CityPlace. The brainchild of developer David Rhodes, CityPlace offered retail shopping for
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Chief Suhr must allow public input on redistricting

Public Bypassed in SF Police Redistricting

Posted November 3, 2014 by

Redrawing the lines of San Francisco’s police districts may seem like a dry topic, but I hear about it from Tenderloin residents all the time. According to SFPD Chief Greg Suhr, the process of demographics analysis for redistricting is currently
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Hastings Board President Carin Fujisaki, David Seward, and Supervisor Jane Kim

Tenderloin Street Revival

Posted October 24, 2014 by

On October 23, a key phase of the Tenderloin-Little Saigon Transit Plan moved forward as construction began on the McAllister Streetscape project. Funded by the SF County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) and Hastings College of the Law, the long two block
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1950's matchbook for Handlery's Hamilton hotel

Handlery’s Tenderloin Legacy

Posted October 8, 2014 by

If you listen to Giants baseball games on the radio, you are familiar with the voice of Jon Handlery and his advertisements for his Handlery Union Square Hotel. But what I did not know until recently is that family scion
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The Tenderloin at Night

Posted August 25, 2014 by

Last week, I and 22 others walked the Tenderloin from 8-10pm to survey locations for new streetlights. It was an illuminating experience. It wasn’t news that the Tenderloin is so poorly lit—-a class at Hastings Law School conducted a lighting
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