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Emily Anne

70 neighbors want murals, lights & improvements for the Mission Community Market in Mission Dolores, San Francisco.

Emily Anne
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The Mission Community Market (missioncommunitymarket.org) is a non-profit marketplace that takes place on Thursday evenings to encouraging nutrition education, promote small, local businesses, and create a safe, public space for residents of the Mission.

There is a plan in place to improve the street and make it a vibrant community space all the time, not just when the market occurs! We need to make physical improvements to the street itself, remove graffiti, and add beautiful murals to help make the street safe, attractive, and inviting for patrons of the Mission Community Market and the neighborhood!

Here's a little more info about the overall plan to improve the street: missioncommunitymarket.org/mer...

Supporters All

Bridget
Alan Joseph Williams
Ben Blumenfeld
Luke Bornheimer
Fiona Tang
Emily P
Brandi Valenza
Adriana
Laura Gluhanich
Booka Alon
Laura Cavaluzzo
Meli
Jeremy Shaw
Mission Mercado Ideas
Ariel Schwartz
Melissa Small

Location

85 Bartlett Street

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SFDPW

This project is now under construction: www.sfdpw.org/index.aspx?page=...

"The Bartlett Street/Mercado Plaza project lies between 21st and 22nd Street in the heart of the San Francisco Mission District. Building on the ideas of the Mission Streetscape Plan, a 2-year community-based effort led by the San Francisco Planning Department (2008-2010) and the more recent placemaking efforts of the Mission Community Market, the Bartlett Streetscape Improvement Project will provide a beautiful, safe and much needed public space for a wide variety of community programs and bring diverse communities together. The goal for the project is to create a flexible urban space that can provide opportunities for gathering, meeting neighbors and enjoying the vibrant life of the Mission District."

Dan
Dan
Jul 13, 2015

Love seeing this project coming together!

Posted by Dan on Jul 13, 2015
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Meli

Hello everyone;
Great news: Over 50 residents have supported this idea to fund improvements to Bartlett Street and further the efforts of the Mission Community Market!
We're excited to announce that this local project will be awarded the grant from the Mission Repair Fund. We're are currently working on the details for the time & date to make this happen as well as looking for volunteers to create a task force for the project.

If you want to get involved, add a comment below with how you can help.
Thanks & looking forward to hear from you all!

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Dan

From SocketSite: "The makeover of Bartlett Street between 21st and 22nd in the heart of the Mission is about commence, establishing a permanent Mercado Plaza, a flexible urban space to accommodate the weekly Mission Community Market and other neighborhood gatherings.The Bartlett Street roadway will be narrowed and the sidewalks widened; more trees and greenery will be planted; and a permanent pergola/canopy structure will be installed at the southern end of the street.

Construction of the Bartlett Street makeover is being funded in part by the sales of the 114 condos at Vida (aka 2558 Mission Street), a development which is now officially half sold out. And as part of the project, power and lighting for vendors will be added as well, setting the stage for evening markets and events."

www.socketsite.com/archives/20...

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Mercado Plaza Coming Soon, Night Market In The Mission Too? - SocketSiteā„¢

The makeover of Bartlett Street between 21st and 22nd in the heart of the Mission is about commence, establishing a permanent Mercado Plaza, a flexible urban space to accommodate the weekly Mission Community Market and other neighborhood gatherings. The Bartlett Street roadway will be narrowed and the sidewalks widened; more trees and greenery...

www.socketsite.com/archives/20...

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Emily Anne

Hi everyone, I just wanted to offer an update.

If you've been on Bartlett recently, there is a construction project which began on the block a few months back which will continue for 18 months. This construction site has caused a bit of a delay in the execution of this idea. We're currently working on creative solutions for how to implement this idea so that it doesn't get ruined or removed as a result of the construction.

Thanks everyone for your support, and please bear with us as we work around these unexpected issues!

Emily Anne
Emily Anne
Aug 26, 2013

Yep, great thinking Tom! Here's a direct link to the newsletter signup: missioncommunitymarket.org/new...

Posted by Emily Anne on Aug 26, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Aug 26, 2013

Thanks! :)

Posted by Tom K. on Aug 26, 2013
Dan
Dan
Aug 27, 2013

Thanks Emily!

Posted by Dan on Aug 27, 2013
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April Berger

I haven't heard any news about a meeting to discuss murals, etc. Anyone know what's happening?

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Meli

>> Adriana and Jose, I'll be contacting you once we figure have further details, thanks for your interest!

And remember, if you'd like to get involved please comment in this thread.

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Sarah Dabby

Hi! I have an idea for a piece of installation art: Create a huge chalkboard on the side of a building or wall, saying "I live here because..."

And provide a bucket of chalk for residents and passer-bys to write their answers.

The idea is similar to the "Before I Die" project; you can find examples here: beforeidie.cc/

Part of the reason I suggest this is that I've started a human interest project called "Why I Live Here." In the project, I'm sending letters to strangers all over the nation, asking why they live where they do. The goal is to learn more about people's stories and the country as a whole.

I feel this would be a fun, interactive, neighborhood-based extension of that project....and help us all get a better glimpse into our neighborhood and city!

Thanks!
Sarah
www.whyilivehe.re

Tom K.
Tom K.
Jul 9, 2013

Would be curious how your project is going is going now. It sounds great!

Posted by Tom K. on Jul 9, 2013
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Adriana

This is cool news! - Would love to get involved and help, thanks! :-)

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Jose Guerra

Let me know how I can help! I'm down to paint, or whatever else needs to be done.

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