A very big proposal for apartments in the Mission—the second-largest currently in the neighborhood's pipeline—will be reworked by developer Nick Podell due to growing opposition from community members. The plans for 274 units at 2000-2070 Bryant Street were scheduled to go before SF Planning this month, but concerns over artist displacement and affordable housing have delayed the process. According to the San Francisco Business Times, the developer is likely to up the amount of space reserved for artists and manufacturers and increase the amount of below-market-rate housing.
The development is proposed for a location in the heart of San Francisco's current housing wars, and it is caught up in the uproar over new market-rate housing in the Mission. It has been dubbed by anti-development activists as the "Beast on Bryant," a play on the "Monster in the Mission" title given to the 16th and Mission Street project that is the only bigger development planned for the area.
2000-2070 Bryant also faces the challenge of moving into a block that currently houses arts space Inner Mission SF, formerly known as CELLspace. Back in June Podell committed to helping CELLspace find a new home, financially supporting its operations for five years, and providing retail space to galleries and artists within the new development. It's unclear exactly how those plans would fit into the developer's newly worked proposal.
· Another Controversial Mission Housing Development Hits the Skids [SF Business Times]
· 'Monster in the Mission' Recap: The Night Everyone Yelled at Powerpoint Slides [Curbed SF]
· Developer Commits to Funding a New Home for the Mission Arts Space He's Replacing [Curbed SF]