Mission Action Plan 2020

Community Meeting

Several strategies in the Mission Action Plan 2020 are currently under implementation. The last of three Planning Code legislation changes will be introduced by Supervisor Hillary Ronen this spring.

The proposed change: Protect and promote small neighborhood-serving retail, light-industrial businesses, and maintain a suitable number of alcohol-serving establishments in the Mission District, will be discussed at an upcoming community meeting (postcard here) on Wednesday, April 18, at the Women’s Building at 6 pm. More details and RSVP here.

The legislation will likely go before the Planning Commission on or soon after April 26 for an informational hearing.  A status report on the Plan will also be published and presented to the Commission at this time. The Mission Action Plan 2020 is also expected to go before the Board of Supervisors for endorsement in the spring. Please check back for confirmed dates.

Your feedback is important to help achieve MAP2020's goals of stabilizing and strengthening the neighborhood.  Please check back for dates of additional hearings and meetings. If you would like staff to attend a meeting at your neighborhood organization to learn more about MAP 2020 and how you can be involved, please contact us. We look forward to continue working with the community on implementing the Plan.


view of mural on building at 18th and lapidge streets



The purpose of the Mission Action Plan is to retain low to moderate income residents and community-serving businesses (including Production, Distribution and Repair), artists, and nonprofits in order to strengthen and preserve the socioeconomic diversity of the Mission neighborhood.

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The Mission Action Plan 2020 was endorsed by the Planning Commission on March 2, 2017. Download it here.
The City and community have been working on implementing the more urgent strategies in the Plan, including increased funding for tenant-protections, nonprofits and business displacement prevention, specifically:


  • Implementation or acceleration of the shorter-term (6-12 month) items related to tenant business and nonprofit protection programs (most of which are not legislative in nature)
  • Continued enforcement and commenced process improvement measures
  • Supported the completion of the Calle 24 Special Use District process:
    • Board File No. 170028 amended the Planning Code to create the Calle 24 Special Use District, generally bounded by 22nd Street, Potrero Avenue, Cesar Chavez Street, and Capp Street, as well as 24th Street to Bartlett Street.
  • Continued the advancement and priority-processing of affordable housing projects in the pipeline
  • Implemented the Commission’s Mission 2016 Interim Controls and extended the Controls on the Mission Corridor while hosting numerous meetings with project sponsors and community advocates to discuss project advancement and consistency with MAP2020 goals
  • Continued further conversations about what might be missing from the initial set of strategies
  • Adopted amendments to the Planning Code related to Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) protection and Mission Street Commercial Corridor legislation:
    • Board File No. 170156 includes amendments to the Planning Code and Zoning Map to further protect and promote Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) zones and uses.
    • Board File No. 170028 proposes to amend the Planning Code to create the Calle 24 Special Use District, generally bounded by 22nd Street, Potrero Avenue, Cesar Chavez Street, and Capp Street, as well as 24th Street to Bartlett Street.

The Board of Supervisors also introduced additional Interim Controls for Restaurant uses while permanent legislation is being completed.


The Mission District has a long history of cultural diversity. Historically, it has been a working class neighborhood largely comprised of low to moderate income households. Located in east-central San Francisco, the Mission District has had the City's highest concentration of Latinos and immigrants from Latin America for decades. Rich with nonprofit service providers, cultural institutions, small legacy businesses, and working-class jobs in the Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) sector, an unintended consequence of a rebounding economy following the Great Recession has been the devastating acceleration of displacement affecting many long-time residents and businesses.

MAP2020, a community-initiated effort, began in 2015 as a collaborative process between community advocates, including the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), Dolores Street Community Services/Mission SRO Collaborative, SF Tenant Unions, Cultural Action Network— and long-time neighborhood activists from Plaza 16, Pacific Felt Factory, and the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, and City staff to identify potential solutions for the residents, arts organizations, nonprofits and businesses being displaced by the rapid changes in the Mission.

Myriad factors are accelerating the rate of displacement within the neighborhood and it will take a variety of approaches and tools from both within City agencies and amongst community organizations to decelerate the displacement trend.

Draft Plan Objectives

MAP2020 has focused on developing solutions to advance the following objectives:

  • Maintain the socio-economic diversity of the neighborhood by stabilizing the low and moderate income households at 65 percent of the total households.
  • Protect tenants at risk of eviction and preserve existing housing, particularly rent-controlled apartments and single-room occupancy hotels.
  • Increase the proportion of affordable units, compared to market rate units, planned and under construction to balance the housing mix.
  • Stem the loss of and promote community businesses, cultural resources, and social services serving low to moderate income households.
  • Increase economic security by strengthening educational and economic pathways and job opportunities for low to moderate income individuals and families, especially those without a college education.
  • Retain and promote Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) and other high-paying jobs for entry level and limited skilled workers.

Solutions Under Consideration

The collaboration developed an extensive list of possible solutions to the housing crisis under the following categories the detailed solutions are in the draft report:

  • Tenant Protections & housing access: keeping people in their homes
  • Housing Preservation: retain affordable housing stock  
  • Housing Production: Building new housing for low to moderate income households
  • Economic Development: Keeping jobs, business, artists & nonprofits in the neighborhood
  • Funding resources: explore and add funding source

Your participation is important to this process. Please share your comments and questions to ensure that we are creating an effective and complete roadmap to help stem displacement and protect the cultural and economic diversity of the Mission.

MAP 2020 Participants to Date

Several City agencies and organizations have participated in the process to date such as the ones below (there have been many others not listed and others will be added as requested):

From the beginning of this process, MAP 2020 participants met monthly to propose and discuss the extensive list of possible solutions and strategies that appear in the draft report. See a summary of other public and community meetings here.

Timeline, Phases and Next Steps

MAP 2020 Phase One focuses on the development of the Plan and launching the first round of programmatic services to help the most vulnerable households and businesses. Phase Two, already underway, will continue to focus on addressing the role of the current market-rate housing pipeline, planning for long-term affordable housing solutions, analyzing how transit and other City projects support the goals of MAP2020, and developing the legislation and any new programs contained in the Report.

Once the Plan is endorsed by the Planning Commission, we will continue working toward meeting the objectives and strategies detailed in the Report. An implementation working group will produce an annual report, monitor progress, and meet quarterly with MAP2020 participants and key stakeholders to provide status updates and recommend any necessary adjustments.

2015-2017 FEB-JULY Plan development


APRIL 22 Community Meeting June
2016 JUNE 06 Community Meeting April
2016 DECEMBER Implementation of urgent items begins
2017 MARCH Plan endorsed by Planning Commission
2017 JAN - DEC - Additional implementation
- Initial Planning Code legislation approve
- Mission Corridor
2018 JAN - JUN - Community meeting (April 18, 2018)
- Final Planning Code legislation
- Initial Status Report


SF Planning Department
Claudia Flores, City contact for MAP2020
(415) 558-6473

For other related MAP2020 and Mission community links please visit: