WESTERN SOMA PLAN FINALLY SIGNED THIS WEEK
Yes, you read it right, after almost a decade of work, the Western Soma Plan has been signed by Mayor Lee on Tuesday. CMAC played a large role in making the plan more entertainment and hospitality friendly. For the first time since the 1980s entertainment venues on 11th Street, like DNA, Slim's and Beat Box are (as of right) legal and no housing can be put on that block. They have a more secure future, can expand, evolve and keep competitive thanks to CMAC leadership and huge community support. Celebrate on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at DNA Pizza from 6 to 8 PM with Supervisor Kim and her staff along with the many neighbors and merchants who now have a up to date zoning plan. No RSVP is necessary, Just come by.
We wrote about the progress a few weeks back, but the great new is that the plan is now law! What does this mean for the neighborhood? The most important thing for all who live, work or play in this part of town is that the plan is complete and projects and plans can move forward. Watch the empty bus parking lot at the corner of Harrison Street and Eighth Streets, almost 2,000 new apartments and an entire micro community. For entertainment, the plan is huge. Not only are the venues on Eleventh Street (btw Folsom and Harrison) protected from housing popping up next door, but so are the old Caliente spot and now the property where currently BMW has a service garage.
Remember the Raw Hide on Seventh Street at Folsom? Well rumor has it that plans are in the works for a new mixed use building with housing facing Langton Street and a new performance space with a second floor restaurant PLUS roof dining facing Seventh Street. Watch for the changes and support responsible social venues in West Soma.
If you just can't get enough of the plan, you can read it in its entirety at the Planning Department website or click here.