Farewell to an advocate for a thriving  Central Market 

Mayor Edwin Mah Lee

The year ended with the sad and sudden passing of Mayor Ed Lee, who had been working on behalf of San Francisco residents since the mid 1980s. The New York Times has a thoughtful obituary.

His legacy includes the ongoing revitalization of our District. Mayor Lee and his staff facilitated support for businesses of all sizes to locate and thrive in Central Market, bringing much needed goods, services and jobs to the District. He also advocated for more housing and increased assistance from City agencies such as SFMTA, Public Works and the San Francisco Police Department to support CMCBD's mission and goals. READ MORE

6th Street Redesign in the Works: Share your thoughts on the plans by taking the SFMTA 6th Street Project Survey below

Like Market Street, 6th Street is also in the midst of being redesigned to improve pedestrian safety.  The Pedestrian Safety Project will reduce the existing 4 lanes of traffic down to 2 (one each direction from Market to Folsom), and introduce bulb-outs, new traffic signals, new landscaping and wider sidewalks.

SFMTA needs your inputs on these design elements, and has a survey live on their website until the end of January; please  give your feedback.

You can find CMCBD's recommendations for redesign HERE.

After receiving community feedback on the initial designs,  the project will head toward the environmental review phase, and later go through public hearings and presentation to the SFMTA Board of Directors. Construction is estimated to being in 2019.
Community Guide Ambassadors 
Community Guide Ambassadors continue their work helping pedestrians with directions and information, as well as offering assistance to people in need of social service support. The gentleman below was provided with assistance getting to the District's  CATS Medical Respite and Sobering Center for treatment.

Clean Team
The Clean Team gets tremendous assistance from SFPD to  quickly remove trash from District sidewalks and also works to remove graffiti before it multiplies.



Dosa Allee opens on  Market Street at Golden Gate

The first of two new Indian restaurants planned for Market Street,  Dosa Allee, replaces beloved neighborhood pioneer restaurant Showdogs. READ MORE

TechShop Closes All Locations

The spot where the public could join others in the maker community to design and create has filed for bankruptcy. As of now all 10 locations, including 926 Howard, are closed.  READ MORE

Stage 1075 Condos Hit Market

The 90 condos at Stage 1075, located at 1075 Market are now officially for sale. The name behind the building derives from its long history, which began in 1912 when it was first home to Grauman's Imperial theater. INFO HERE

Neighborhood favorite City Beer Store moving to SOMA Grand 1068 

Roll out the barrels...City Beer Store -- the one place you can find even the most sought after brews -- is moving into the former Coachman space in SOMA Grand. The move comes on the heels of a rent increase in the store's former location, as Owner Craig Wathen said in an interview with Hoodline : "At first it was scary and frustrating, but we took a month to rally and we decided we were going to work it out." Wathen will own the new space. READ MORE

Waxing Salon opens at 1005 Market

Already getting rave reviews,  Mai Adachi is now open at 6th and Market. The salon, that bears the owner's name, features massages, waxing and skin care services such as facials and peels.  READ MORE

Office, Retail and Affordable Housing Coming to former Goodwill Site

The new 39 story building slated for the corner of Mission and South Van Ness is officially in the construction phase. The building will feature ground-floor retail, city agency office space, car and bike parking and housing -- with over 20% of the apartments to remain permanently affordable.  READ MORE

The Board opening soon  at 7th and Mission

Sandwich lovers rejoice! Deli Board will open a new location in February on Mission Street between 6th and 7th. The menu will features items such as the popular "breakwiches" and cheesesteaks.  READ MORE

2 Blocks of Art: Another Successful Year
Superheroes, art, music and performances -- the 7th annual 2 Blocks of Art was a great success.  The new large-scale, illuminated video art projection - Sixth Street Superheros was shown on the back of 16-story high 995 Market Street and served as its own art-themed bat signal, highlighting the artists, the local business community, the community-based organizations and the extraordinary people that make Central Market a vibrant destination for art and more. Peek at the map to see the full list of participants and   check out photos  to see some of the art. 

Of course the event wouldn't have been the success it was without its incredible steering committee, community partners and sponsors that include:  Blick Art MaterialsKilroy RealtyMikkel Svane, MJM Management GroupShivshkati Foundation SOMA Community Stabilization Fund, Stage 1075 StreetplusStudio O+A and VehicleSF and founding partner Urban Solutions ! And a very special thank you to Episcopal Community Services, Bridgeton Holdings and our City agency partners Public Works and SFPD who went above and beyond to make this year's event a success. 

If you would like to get involved with 2 Blocks of Art 2018 please email us.

Roving Samba band: Escola Nova de Samba

    Illuminated art projection     

The snowflakes returned! The festive lights went up on November 20, and will illuminate Market Street throughout the holiday season. This is the 8th year of the snowflakes, brought to us by Market Street Association.

CBD Board Holiday Party

It was a festive evening at 6th and Market's Waystone wine bar on December 2, as the Central Market, Civic Center and Tenderloin CBD Boards gathered to celebrate the season and honor the work of staff and program partners. The event featured beautifully crafted bites and beverages curated and served by the venue's outstanding staff, along with award presentations, including CMCBD's Golden Brick Award. This year's Golden Brick was awarded to Trinity Properties and the Sangiacomo family for Piazza Angelo which includes - the 94-foot tall Venus - now the tallest piece of pubic art in San Francisco! See photos of the event here.

CMCBD'S 2018 Safety Summit, geared toward District Facilities and Office Managers, will offer an active shooter training by Jason Garden of SFPD's Tactical Unit. The event will also feature multiple exhibitors from emergency preparedness organizations offering information and resources.  The free event takes place 3:00 pm-4:30 pm Tuesday, January 30 at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. Registration is required. 

This colorful mural by Nathan Rapport greets patrons through 
the new facade windows at  Pentacle Coffee .

T hank you for keeping the District beautiful.
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