Mission

Mission Action Plan 2020

Project Status: Completed

Most strategies in the Mission Action Plan 2020 (MAP2020) are currently being implemented and an update on the Plan can be found in the first Annual Status Report.

The Mission Action Plan 2020 was endorsed by the Planning Commission on March 2, 2017. 

 

The Plan identifies potential solutions for the residents, arts organizations, nonprofits and businesses being displaced by the rapid changes in the Mission.

Most strategies in the Mission Action Plan 2020 are currently under implementation, 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.
  • District Supervisor Ronen also introduced additional Interim Controls for Restaurant uses while permanent legislation is being completed.
  • 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. 171173 amended the Planning Code to allow arts activities, remove non-retail professional services, and limits lot mergers on Mission Street.
    • Board File No. 180803  amended the Planning Code to help protect and promote small neighborhood-serving retail establishments and balance the amount of alcohol-serving establishments.

Background

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.

Outreach

Your feedback is important to help achieve MAP2020's goals of stabilizing and strengthening the neighborhood. 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 at claudia.flores@sfgov.org. We look forward to continue working with the community on implementing and evaluating progress on the Plan’s targets and strategies.

Download the Draft report here and the status report here.

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.

Strategies

The collaboration developed an extensive list of possible solutions to the housing crisis under the following categories, the detailed solutions are in the 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 anytime by reaching to the contacts listed 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.

Participants

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):

Office of Mayor London Breed

Office of D9 Supervisor Hilary Ronen

Office of former Mayor Edwin M. Lee

Office of former Supervisor David Campos

Mission Housing Development Corporation

Residents and members of Plaza 16 Coalition

Dolores Street Community Services (DSCS) / Mission SRO Collaborative

San Francisco Planning

Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD)

Health Services Agency (HSA)

Department of Building Inspection (DBI)

San Francisco Rent Board Office and Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD)

Cultural Action Network (CAN)

The Day Laborer Program and Women’s Collective

Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)

PODER

Mission Neighborhood Centers

From the beginning of this process, MAP 2020 participants have met regularly and conducted focus groups and presentations to propose and discuss the extensive list of possible solutions and strategies that appear in the draft report.

Upcoming Events

Updates: Community Meeting on Expansion of Existing Cultural District.

The City and County of San Francisco is gathering input from the community on the potential expansion of the Latino Cultural District within the Mission. Join us to learn about the Cultural District program and provide your thoughts about the potential expansion. When: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, Auditorium, 3543 18th Street

Download the flyer for the event here. Children activities and light refreshments will be provided. Spanish and Mandarin Interpretation will be available.

For more information contact: Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Diana Ponce De León at diana.poncedeleon@sfgov.org or (415) 554-6138. 

Para información en Español

About the Cultural District Program:
San Francisco's Cultural District Program: 
•    celebrates and strengthens the unique cultural identities of San Francisco's communities;
•    preserve, strengthen and promote diverse communities cultural assets that residents and institutions thrive; and
•    formalize partnerships between the City and communities to better coordinate resources and focus on stabilizing communities facing displacement.

For more information on the citywide Cultural Districts Program contact: Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, Julia Sabory at Julia.Sabory@sfgov.org or (415) 701-5612. 
 

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 February - July Plan Development
2015 April 22 Community Meeting
2016 June 6 Community Meeting 2
2016 December Implementation of urgent items
2017 March Plan endorsed by Planning Commission
2017 January - December
  • Additional implementation
  • Initial Planning Code legislation approved
    • Mission Corridor
    • PDR Plan
2018 January - June
  • Community Meeting 3 on April 22
  • Final Planning Code legislation
  • Initial status report
2019 January - December
  • Community Meeting related to Cultural District Expansion (April 9, 2019)
  • Second Status Report (date TBD)
2018 - 2020 Ongoing Continued engagement, monitoring and implementation

Public Meeting & Hearing Summaries

Planning Commission Update – Mission Action Plan 2020 June 2, 2016

Planning Commission Information Hearing – Mission Action Plan 2020 May 5, 2016

Community Meeting – Mission Action Plan 2020 May 5, 2016

Planning Commission Hearing – Interim Controls January 14, 2016

Planning Commission Hearing – Interim Controls November 19, 2015

Planning Commission Hearing – Interim Controls September 24, 2015

Planning Commission Hearing – Interim Policy and Controls AUGUST 6, 2015

Planning Commission Hearing – Interim Policy and Controls JULY 23, 2015

Planning Commission Hearing – Interim Controls JULY 9, 2015

Community Meeting APRIL 22, 2015