Posts Tagged: Mid-Market

To Boost Retail, Build Housing

To Boost Retail, Build Housing

Posted February 20, 2018 by

New Housing, Not Vacancy Tax, Will Fill Vacant Storefronts Last week’s announcement of Whole Foods opening in San Francisco’s Mid-Market shows again how new housing  boosts ground floor retail. It also highlights new housing’s vital role in providing the foot
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Why Mid-Market and Tenderloin Progress Stalled

Why Mid-Market and Tenderloin Progress Stalled

Posted December 19, 2017 by

I predicted in a January 5, 2017 article that San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood would take “major steps toward revitalization” in 2017. I was wrong. I was also wrong about anticipated progress for portions of Mid-Market bordering the Tenderloin. It’s no
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5 Years After Twitter, Mid-Market Begins to Blossom

Uncovering the Real Grit of San Francisco

Uncovering the Real Grit of San Francisco

Posted December 22, 2015 by

On the 100th anniversary of the city’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, four new books uncover the real grit of San Francisco and its neighborhoods. My new book, The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco, begins
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San Francisco 2015: The Year in Review

San Francisco 2015: The Year in Review

Posted December 17, 2015 by

In the past two decades, San Francisco politics has seen five very politically significant years: In 1995, Willie Brown’s rescued the city from the far too conservative accidental mayor Frank Jordan; In 2000, district elections brought grassroots progressives like Chris
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Dolby Opening Continues Mid-Market’s Revival

Dolby Opening Continues Mid-Market’s Revival

Posted October 1, 2015 by

Dolby Laboratories officially opened its 9th and Market headquarters yesterday, joining Square and other businesses relocating to the area without the incentive of a  tax break. Dolby did not get the Mid-Market/Tenderloin tax credit because the Board of Supervisors wisely
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HBO’s Dishonest San Francisco 2.0

HBO’s Dishonest San Francisco 2.0

Posted September 28, 2015 by

Alexandra Pelosi’s San Francisco 2.0 is on HBO on September 28, and the forty minute documentary is often entertaining. But in her zeal to prove that the “tech invasion” is destroying the city, Pelosi promotes outright falsehoods and ignores facts.
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NY Times Gets Tenderloin Wrong

NY Times Gets Tenderloin Wrong

Posted August 18, 2015 by

It is clear from the August 17 story’s headline, “When Tech Came To the Tenderloin,” that NY Times deputy tech editor Quentin Hardy needs a geography lesson. After all, none of the prominent tech companies mentioned in the article operate
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