From the Curbed inbox:
I have heard that the abandoned building(s) on the north side of the 400 block of Haight street, which, at one time was a Chinese owned grocery and meat market and has been closed and vacant for years is slated to be torn down. Do you know what is planned in its place? Our reader is correct, there is a project brewing for that site. The former Lee's Meat and Popular Market has been closed since 2007, and there have been lots of complaints from the neighborhood over broken windows and gnarly filth. But fear not, local residents - a new housing project for that site is in the initial states of development.
Back in 2011, a preliminary project assessment was done for demolition of the existing building and construction of a new 4-story building with ground floor commercial and residential elderly care facility for the top three levels, which would contain 22 bedrooms. They determined all the environmental review documents needed to get the project off the ground. Then this past June the project sponsor provided the first initial study, which means that environmental review is quickly approaching.
· Preliminary Project Assessment - 478 Haight [SF Planning]
· Building Inspection Complaint 201196546 [DBI]
· Lee's Meat / Popular Market To Be Demolished? [Haigheration]