QUARTER 2 2020     

Now Open: District Curbside Pick-Up, Outdoor Dining, In Store Retail & More

In May the City expedited business access to temporary loading zones for curbside pick-up, and following in June, restaurants opened for outdoor dining with the Shared Spaces program, while retail storefronts allowed shoppers to return indoors. 

Many businesses, including  54 Mint and Montesacro Pinsera Romana, which is using the rooftop of neighboring  Dottie's True Blue Cafe (seen above) are now open.  Let us know of other spots in the District by  tagging us on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter),  so we can further promote our District's businesses.

Also continue to virtually visit your favorite District businesses whose storefronts remain closed. 

Masks for District 6

We were fortunate to partner with District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney and City agencies to access additional personal protective equipment for District members as part of " Masks for D6." MMCBD is distributing the free face masks to people and places throughout the District, including residents (housed and unhoused), businesses, community organizations and SRO hotels.

Welcome Back Bags for District Businesses

As District businesses return to serving their customers, MMCBD is readying complimentary supply bags with social distancing sidewalk stickers, masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Wait for us to stop by with one or drop us a line and we'll bring one by info@midmarketcbd.org.

2019 Annual Report

Our 2019 Annual Report can be found online and features stats, new District businesses and other information pertinent to the last calendar year. Past Annual Reports can be found under the About section on our site.

Safe Sleeping Sites Open

The first enacted by the City during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place, the  Safe Sleeping Village  along the district-adjacent Fulton Mall, features a way for unhoused individuals to socially distance in a tent during this time. Occupants are protected  with 24 hour care, and have access to toilets and hand washing stations. Only those staying in the Village may enter and must comply with conduct requirements.

1068 Mission rendering
District Developments: Nearing Completion & New Projects

49 South Van Ness/1500 Mission
Nearly complete, the building (at the site of the old Goodwill) will feature a new one-stop Permit Center and offices for City agencies.

1550 Mission
Adjacent to 49 South Van Ness/1500 Mission, move-ins are now in progress at Fifteen Fifty; the 40-story building features 550 apartments (20% BMR) and an Equinox gym and a new Bar Agricole. 

1068 Mission
Episcopal Community Services, with Mercy Housing, is developing two, new six-story buildings featuring 256 housing units for formerly homeless adults, including approximately 100 units designated for seniors (62+). The site will also be the new home of the Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic, which provides services  for adults experiencing homelessness: comprehensive HIV prevention and care, Hepatitis C treatment, office-based opioid treatment, transgender care, integrated behavioral health services and podiatry and dental services. The projected completion date is January 2022.

Serif is now selling as it nears completion at 950 Market St. The building will also feature a hotel, The LINE, retail and dining space and the Magic Theatre.

Market Octavia Plan Gains Height in The Hub

The Planning Commission has approved upzoning changes for 18 parcels within The Hub district of the Market Octavia Plan, which affects three current projects near Market and Van Ness: 10 South Van Ness, 30 Van Ness and 78 Franklin. All three projects will now go before the Board of Supervisors.

District Business VehicleSF to Design Art Piece for 49 South Van Ness

District design firm VehicleSF has been contracted to create a  32-foot-wide   "visual poem"  video installation  for the new 49 South Van Ness office building. The video will celebrate the rich history of the site -- formerly home to the White Motor Company, Coca Cola bottlers and Goodwill Industries.

Crunchy Comfort Food Debuts

Popular District pizza spot Square Pie Guys has launched a side project: Hetchy's Hots. Operating out of the same space, the new "restaurant" features  Nashville-style hot chicken sandwiches -- complete with 
Flamin' Hot Cheetos. They're currently offering take-out, delivery and curbside pick up.

1AM Community Art, #OpenYourLobby & Library Reading List

1AM created a community mural "HELLO, the Justice we want is..." the first in a series of interactive 1AM walls where everyone is invited to finish the sentence by either writing their thoughts on the wall, or if you cannot physically make it, share your words with them by visiting their Instagram account. The wall is located at 1000 Howard Street at 6th Street.

A.C.T.'s Strand Theater has been participating in #OpenYourLobby, providing a socially-distanced space for those to rest, recharge, grab water or a snack, get PPE or use the restrooms during protests.

The San Francisco Public Library also recently shared a thoughtfully curated list of titles about racism, #BlackLivesMatter and pervasiveness of white supremacy. See their site for this list and others on a wide variety of topics for all ages.

Creative Outlet: Acting, Photography & Art Classes

District theater organizations  A.C.T. and Bindlestiff Theater are offering online theater classes to sharpen your skills this summer. And District arts organizations SF Camerawork and Root Division are continuing to help people connect to art through online exhibits, classes and events. Check out their sites for upcoming courses.  Blick Art Materials has also re-opened for indoor shopping and curbside pickup!

Hospitality House's Annual Auction Moves Online

The annual art auction to raise funds for Hospitality House's Community Arts Program artists, has moved to an online 5-day bidding format. Starting July 15 and running through July 19, visitors can view art pieces online by CAP and community artists and bid on pieces; 100% of the proceeds of sales from CAP artists' works will go to the artists. Preview the works now and visit the site on July 15 to begin bidding.

Support our Field Crews

CBD cleaners and ambassadors continue to address our neighborhood's needs during the shelter-in-place ordinance. If you would like to acknowledge the hard work they do, please consider making a donation (of any size or kind) to a particular individual or the crew in general. Please use the link below and indicate how you would like your donation used; or contact us at: info@midmarketcbd.org

The team also loves thank you notes and emails!

Colorful and meticulously maintained succulent garden at 
NEMA - 8th and Market.


Lighthouse SF's new blade sign helps visitors, rideshare drivers and paratransit drivers locate their Stevenson alley entrance.

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