The anticipated increase in population, residential density, affordable housing, retail establishments and related employment opportunities associated with 1979 Mission Street are consistent with the Eastern Neighborhoods Environmental Impact Report and community input from the hundreds of meetings held to develop and approve the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan.
While the project will require the property to be vacant during construction, opportunities will be given for smaller, local businesses to reoccupy the new retail spaces. The remaining available retail spaces will provide an opportunity for a pharmacy and other community servicing businesses.
The project will comply with or exceed current inclusionary housing requirements as approved by San Francisco voters. There will also be an effort to provide housing that is affordable to families and workers such as teachers, first responders, government employees, nurses, and middle-income earners.
The project will provide employment opportunities for local residents during construction. When construction is complete long-term employment opportunities in building operations and within the commercial businesses.