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Q&A: Creating Community-Serving Commercial Spaces

Co-authored by: Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Senior Project Manager Feliciano Vera MEDA launched its Community Real Estate program just four years ago, as a proactive, aggressive response to the unprecedented gentrification and subsequent displacement occurring in San Francisco’s Mission District, long a welcoming neighborhood for Latino immigrants and small businesses. We pivoted…

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MEDA in Escrow to Purchase Iconic 1914 Redstone Building in the Mission

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2018 MEDA in Escrow to Purchase Iconic 1914 Redstone Building in the Mission Goal to preserve San Francisco’s cultural identity, but $7 million financing gap must be closed San Francisco — The nonprofit…

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100 Percent Affordable Housing in the Mission, Plus Arts Space? Community Feedback on 1990 Folsom

Longtime Mission and San Francisco residents are sure to remember Rainbo Bakery, once a bustling neighborhood venture that, unfortunately, was compelled to shutter its doors a decade ago. The good news is that this abandoned bakery, at 1990 Folsom (cross street 16th), is now ready to bring grist for the mill to the community. The…

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MEDA’s Creative Strategies for Creative Placekeeping in the Mission

by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Contributed to by Senior Project Manager Feliciano Vera The Mission has a decades-long history of being a hub for an inclusive community of arts & cultural institutions that reflect the neighborhood’s Latino, LGBTQ and immigrant identities. The Mission has been a home for institutions such as Galeria…

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