Social Context

Taking a cue from the cultural and social vibrancy of The Mission, 1979 Mission Street proposes new flexible retail spaces that will allow activity to spill out to the BART plaza. By setting back 15′ from the property line the Plaza will be 40% larger, fostering opportunities for community gathering and long- and short-term art installations by local artists. The project is working with the community, City and BART on possible enhancements to the plaza which may include new movable planters, tables, and seating for all to enjoy.

The retail spaces will further engage with the community and attract small local businesses. The indoor urban market hall, or mercado, concept being considered for one of the new retail spaces will provide new and small businesses the opportunity to set up individual stalls to sell produce, desserts, and other local foods and goods.

Utilizing the San Francisco’s Better Streets Plan and the proposed Mission District Streetscape Plan, the project will design and implement safer pedestrian environments along Mission, 16th, and Capp Streets.

Above the retail level the residential balconies and amenities are being designed to interact and engage with the streets and the BART plaza.