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."
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."
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...
Here's the update from SF Parks on the renovation - sfrecpark.org/project/mission-...
This a really nice web site put together by Off the Grid to share with aspiring entrepreneurs of all sizes. It includes a number of resources including information about regulations and permitting both on a city and statewide level.
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!
I love this and hits home why things like La Cocina are so important.
"Minnie Bell’s is run by chef Fernay McPherson, who named the company after her great aunt (Minnie) and her late grandmother (Lillie Bell). Born and raised in the Fillmore, McPherson graduated from culinary school in 2008, after which she launched Minnie Bell’s as a catering service. Now, after having completed an incubator program at La Cocina, She’s ready to take Minnie Bell’s to the next level.
That means selling soul food creations like gumbo, smothered tri tip sandwiches, smoked molasses BBQ fried chicken wings, mac and cheese, and sweet cornbread muffins. The food will be prepped daily in a commercial kitchen, then sold out of the company’s trailer at the SOMA StrEat Food Park and right here at the Proxy Project."
I'd like to see Instagram (or some sort of photo sharing capability) integrated into this too!
Maybe free WiFi in Dolores could make this project even more attainable?