Mission Action Plan 2020

The Draft Mission Action Plan 2020 report is now available for public review and comment. It will go to the Planning Commission for endorsement on March 2nd.

Download it here.

The City has already been working on implementing the more urgent strategies in the Report, including increased funding for tenant-protections and business displacement prevention. We are also working on legislation discussed in the Plan, such as zoning changes to preserve light-industrial business and zoning changes for the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District to help preserve and enhance the businesses on 24th Street.

Public Comment closes Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 6pm

Your feedback is important to help achieve MAP2020’s goal of stabilizing and strengthening the neighborhood.  Public comment will close on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 6pm.  You may submit public comment by:

Email:
Sheila.Nickolopoulos@sfgov.org
Regular mail or drop-off:
ATTN: Sheila Nickolopoulos, SF Planning
1650 Mission Street, Ste. 400
San Francisco, CA 94103

Fax:
415-558-6409
ATTN: Sheila Nickolopoulos
Phone:
415-575-9089

We will address all public comment received and reflect changes made as a result of public comment during the endorsement hearing.

Summary of Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, February 9, 2017: Planning Commission hearing on related Calle 24 Special Use District
  • Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 6pm: Public comment closes on the Draft report
  • Thursday, March 22017:  Planning Commission endorsement hearing on MAP2020 Report

Additional hearings and meetings will be posted here as they are scheduled. For any questions or to schedule presentations with your organization please contact us with enough lead time.

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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Overview

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  FEB-JULY    Data Analysis and Target Setting

 

 APRIL-AUG    Draft Strategies Development

 

 APRIL 22    First Community Meeting
   FALL    Planning Commission Informational Hearing
 2016  JUNE    Second Community Workshop
 2017  JANUARY    Initiation/Introduction of MAP2020-related legislation
 2017  JANUARY - MARCH   Final Plan to Planning Commission
Approval of MAP2020-related legislation
 2017  MARCH - JULY  

Introduction and approval of medium-term MAP2020-related legislation
-First MAP2020 Progress report

 2017-2018  MARCH - MARCH  

Introduction and approval of long-term MAP2020-related legislation
-Second MAP2020 Progress report

Contact

SF Planning Department
Claudia Flores, City Contact for MAP2020
(415) 558-6473
claudia.flores@sfgov.org

For other related MAP2020 and Mission community links please visit:
http://medasf.org/programs/community-real-estate/mission-action-plan-2020/
https://www.facebook.com/missionactionplan2020/