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Quarter 2 2022 Recap
Hibernia Bank
Consulate of France in SF
Two wonderful parades on Market Street!

First, Dub Nation celebrated the return of the newly minted home team champions, the Golden State Warriors, at the Victory Parade through the District on June 20. An estimated 1 million fans turned out to welcome home the team! Congratulations NBA Finals Champions 2022!

Following this, the SF Pride Parade returned to Market Street on June 26 after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Fun and laughter filled the streets and parade goers enjoyed a fun, party atmosphere. Also over Pride weekend, Illuminate the Arts' rainbow lights beamed down Market Street, lighting up the sky with a warm rainbow glow.
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Illuminate the Arts
District News, Developments & Streetscapes
Ingka Centres Design Plans for New Livat (IKEA)

Detailed plans for the Ingka Centre's Livat (Swedish for "lively gathering") at 945 Market St. reveal a 87,000-square foot IKEA store, along with space for smaller stores and restaurants, and 47,522 square feet of office space.

"[Design] changes include new yellow cladding on the main window above the mall entrance, a new retail display window and a new pedestrian bridge on the second level," according to the SF Business Times.

The article goes on to state construction permit plans have been filed and that work is slated to last approximately four months.
6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project: Businesses are Open and Construction Continues

Pedestrian Safety improvements along the 6th Street corridor between Market and Folsom have started; construction crews are working block by block from Howard, moving towards Market Street. The next phase will focus on sidewalks. See the SFMTA and Public Works sites for more updates on this project as it moves forward. Construction is slated to last through 2024.

Businesses along the corridor remain open during construction, make sure to stop by the place where Julia Child ordered the spring rolls, the "longest running, best-selling skateboard magazine" storefront, the first Roman Pinseria-Enoteca opened in the US, and many other fantastic spots, see Explore6th.org for more!
Development Plans Change for Howard Street Project

The plans for the merged parcel of 952-960 Howard Street, where a one-story structure was demolished to make way for a new 3-story building with office and retail space is now up for a revision.

While the original plans were approved in 2020, the new plans call for a vertical re-split of the parcel, where the approved 3-story structure would still be built, plus another 9-story residential addition with 104 apartments, 88 of these 2-bedrooms.
CBD Quarterly Clean & Safe Services Stats
MMCBD Field Crew Stats: April - June, 2022
City Information and More
Mayor Breed Announced City Budget for 2022-2023

The Board of Supervisors approved Mayor Breed's budget for the next two fiscal years. The $14 billion annual budget includes some compromises from both the Mayor and District Supervisors, but includes keeping Urban Alchemy's presence in Mid Market, funds for the development of more affordable housing, and money for hiring more police officers. More detailed information can be found here.
New District 6 Supervisor: Matt Dorsey

Mayor London Breed appointed Matt Dorsey to the seat vacated by Matt Haney who was elected to the California State Assembly. Dorsey, a District resident, has a resume which includes 14 years in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and most recently the Communications Director for the San Francisco Police Department. You can contact Supervisor Dorsey's office here.
Redistricting of San Francisco Leads to Some District 6 Changes

The redistricting of San Francisco, based on Census changes, was finalized in April; some of these changes included portions of District 6, mainly the Tenderloin, being moved into District 5; the vast majority of Mid Market CBD remains in District 6. See the redistricted map here.
SF Shines Grants for Small Businesses

The Office of Small Business announced an expansion of the SF Shines initiative where businesses can be reimbursed $5,000 for storefront improvements in relation to construction or new equipment/furniture through their Construction Grant. They also shared the free Design Services for qualifying businesses and the Accessibility grant that reimburses small businesses up to $10,000 in their efforts to make their businesses more accessible.
Linkage Center on UN Plaza To Close By End of Year

The lease on the City's Linkage Center in UN Plaza will expire at the end of 2022 and the Center will close. It's unclear if the emergency pilot one-stop-shop for social services will relocate. What is clear is the need for the Plaza to return to public use. The Mid Market CBD and neighboring Civic Center CBD are fast making plans for Plaza events and activities come January.
Thanks to Overwhelming Support - Including Much from MMCBD Stakeholders - "A Place for All" Passes Unanimously

"A Place for All" passes! The ordinance passed the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee unanimously in May, before going to the full Board in June where it, again, passed unanimously. The ordinance requires the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) to conduct surveys to determine the number of people who are likely to accept congregate and non-congregate shelter or housing placements, and to create an implementation plan before the end of the year.
New Murals!
A mural honoring the founders of TODCO Group (which has several affordable housing projects within the MMCBD) was unveiled at 4th and Howard late June by artist Michael Rio, it's titled "People First." And arts organization Root Division has a new mural blooming along their Minna Street entrance: "FlowHers & Leaves” by artists Aik Brown and Adriana Raquel.
District Events and Programs
Summer at Kapwa Gardens

Music, shopping, BBQs, Pangalay classes and more; Kapwa Gardens is hosting a fun calendar of events throughout summer for all members of the community. See their site for more information on upcoming events.
The Rumpus Room

Not only a place to grab a drink, The Rumpus Room hosts a robust calendar of musical events! Karaoke Tuesdays and DJ nights featuring music from all genres, see their calendar for what's coming up next!
Take a Creative Class!

Be it art or dance, two great District organizations offer classes for beginners to advanced students in everything from painting to sound design and ballet to hip hop.

Root Division art class calendar can be found here.

LINES Dance Center class schedule can be found here.
How It's Done
The gates at Trinity Plaza not only boast great after-hours safety for building residents and the Plaza's public art, but beautiful lines and patterns for the streetscape as well.
The design and construction from Arquitectonica, Bok Modern and Swinerton, illustrates how space can be cordoned off and still provide transparency and a sense of connectivity to street life.
District Beauty
Hudson Pacific's gallery window on 5th Street shined with a captivating piece from Studio Sideproject called "Coming Together."