San Francisco FNB has joined the Plaza 16 Coalition, which is organizing to insure that the BART Plaza is open and welcoming to everybody. Our Thursday chapter has shared food at the Plaza for many years.
The Plaza 16 Coalition’s major campaign is to stop a proposed 10 story, 350 unit luxury housing development proposed for 1979 Mission Street, adjacent to the NE BART Plaza (replacing the Walgreens complex and parking lot). If built, this development will feature rents for $3500 -$5000/month and overshadow the block, which includes the Marshall Elementary School. Plus, it will hasten gentrification and evictions in the immediate area and endanger our FNB sharing and the community members that share food with us.
The Coalition is hosting a Community Forum on this proposed development on Thursday, May 15th from 6 – 8PM at the Victoria Theater, 2961 16th Street (at Capp).
For more information about the Plaza 16 Coalition, check out its website: http://plaza16.org/.