Mission and Tenderloin Orgs Will Build Affordable Portion of Bryant St Project

first_img 0% MEDA’s staff often spoke out against the market-rate development project at meetings. Eventually, the developer granted a slice of the land at 2000 Bryant Street for fully affordable housing.“One of the issues around joint ventures is everybody has to genuinely bring something to the table, to the partnership, and we feel like we have found something pretty special,” said Don Falk, the executive director of the Tenderloin Community Development Center, the second nonprofit partner developing the affordable housing. “TNDC was founded as an anti displacement group in 1981 so there’s something particularly meaningful for us about contributing to the effort in the mission around anti displacement.”The project is the two nonprofits’ second such collaboration.Early rendering of 2070 Bryant Street (as seen from Bryant) from a presentation by TNDC, MEDA and Mithun/Solomon.Together, the two nonprofit developers hope to provide 130 units of housing on the site, 39 of them for formerly homeless families. The units will rent at rates meant to be affordable to tenants earning between 15 and 60 percent of the local area median income, or between $17,250 and $51,700 a year for a family of two.The total development cost of 2070 Bryant is estimated at $83 million, according to Falk. More than 40 percent of the apartments will have two or more bedrooms. The building will feature bike storage, a mail room, a community room, and laundry facilities. There will be no on-site parking. Architecture firm Mithun/Solomon has been tasked with the design.The project also includes nearly 11,000 square feet of production, distribution and repair space. It’s unclear what will go into that space, but Palaroan said that would come out of conversations with community groups. These and other details, like the design, or even how many stories the building will have, are still up for discussion.“A lot of things are up in the air because we really want it to be a community project,” Palaroan said. “We also want to carry out what the community fought for.”The Tenderloin center will be focusing on funding and MEDA will take the lead on design, Falk said. Once the project is complete, both TNDC and MEDA will provide some of the on-site social services, and each will retain 50 percent ownership of the property. The Tenderloin center is anticipated to be the property manager, while the Mission agency is expected to figure out who the downstairs commercial tenants will be.The below-market-rate portion of the building is expected to begin construction after the completion of the market-rate portion.Recent spokespeople for Nick Podell, the developer of the market-rate project, did not offer a comment. Tags: Affordable Housing • development • housing • Mission Economic Development Agency Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img After years of opposition from neighborhood groups, a major project at 2000 Bryant Street was green-lit September 2016 after providing a portion of its land to the city to build affordable housing. Two agencies have now been awarded the contract to develop that affordable housing: The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC). “It’s really the community’s project,” said Christopher Gil, MEDA’s spokesperson.“It is now an opportunity for us to further the community benefits that we, that the community, demanded, which is more affordable housing, and it’s PDR arts space,” said Leslie Palaroan, a project manager with MEDA.last_img read more

Dia de los Muertos 2018 The living once again honor the dead

first_img Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter ‘Twas a pleasantly warm evening after a beautiful Friday in the Mission. Faces were painted, candles lit, and the smell of sage mixed with peppers and onions filled the air.A large crowd lined the streets for the procession as it slowly made its way up 24th Street from Bryant Street. Garfield Park was filled with altars venerating the dead, and a somber yet reverent mood hovered in the air. The streets were filled with people of all ages celebrating and honoring the people in their lives who had passed on to another world.Same as it ever was. Much changes here in the Mission — and San Francisco — but this tradition has some permanence. Please scroll down for photos from this year’s fete.Photo by Todd Sanchioni. Email Addresscenter_img Photo by Todd Sanchioni.Photo by Todd Sanchioni.Photo by Todd Sanchioni.Photo by Todd Sanchioni.Photo by Todd Sanchioni.Photo by Todd Sanchioni.Photo by Todd Sanchioni.Photo by Todd Sanchioni.Photo by Todd Sanchioni.Photo by Todd Sanchioni.Photo by Todd Sanchioni.Where’s dead Lawrence Welk when you need him? Photo by Todd Sanchioni.Photo by Todd Sanchioni.A pin depicting artist René Yañez, who died in May aged 75. Photo by Todd Sanchioni.Photo by Todd Sanchioni.Photo by Todd Sanchioni. last_img read more

LIVERPOOLS 18s will take on Cardiff at Langtree P

first_imgLIVERPOOL’S 18s will take on Cardiff at Langtree Park in the FA Youth Cup.The game will kick off at 7pm on Thursday January 14.Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £3 for kids – but Liverpool and Saints members can get £2 off these prices if they show their membership card at the Ticket Office or Turnstiles.If you want to pre-buy your ticket, they are available at the Ticket Office at Langtree Park and online.last_img

UNCW students faculty hold vigil for Florida shooting victims

first_img The vigil comes two weeks since the Florida school shooting and on the same day as students in parkland headed back to class. More than thirty students gathered for a moment of silence for those killed at Stoneman Douglas High School.“Angry that whole day, you know I was actually finding it hard to eat I was so disgusted with what happened,” said sophomore Dylan Wood.That disgust and anger motivated Wood like the dozens of UNCW students to be a part of this first vigil.Related Article: UNCW prepares for student move-in day“It’s just a moment of shared sorrow from school to school,” Wood said.A moment of silence, but also of conversation.“I felt like this was something that needed to happen on this campus to really draw attention to this subject and to talk about it and to not let it fade out of the news,” said senior Lauren Ingram.Ingram helped organize the event. For a majority of the students, the tragedy put things into perspective.“I have younger cousins that are in schools and this is something where I don’t every want to have to be afraid for my cousins lives for when they are going off to school each day,” Ingram said.The aftermath of the shooting had her worried not just for family but for those who have graduated before her.“I also have friends that are teachers,” said Ingram. “They’re going into schools everyday knowing now that this is a possible threat and I just don’t think that’s okay.”Before the shooting, Ingram said she never saw herself as someone who would be an activist. Wood never thought he’d take part in a march for smarter gun laws.He plans to though in late March.“I think that this movement needs to keep going in order to bring awareness and to bring change.”A majority of the students tell me they plan to also take part in the “March for Our Lives” either in Wilmington, Raleigh or Washington D.C. That march is planned for March 24th. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – A sign of solidarity from one school to another. That’s what brought dozens of students to UNCW’s Lumina Theater Wednesday evening.Students gathered for a vigil to remember the students killed in the Parkland, Florida shooting.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Man injured during afternoon shooting in Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured Monday afternoon.Officers responded to the 1000 block of South 7th Street around 12:40 p.m. in reference to shots fired.- Advertisement – Police say the victim suffered non-life threatening wounds and was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.The investigation is on-going.Anyone with information is asked to contact WPD at (910) 343-3609 or use Text-a-Tip.last_img

Hurricane veteran ABC meteorologist Marciano calls storms humbling

first_img Marciano says confidence is growing of a strike in the Cape Fear area. He says sand dunes will help with the oceanfront, but the Cape Fear is surrounded by other bodies of water making it a vulnerable place if the storm makes a direct hit.Marciano has a lot of experience covering these kinds of storms and says you need to be prepared.“They get your adrenaline flowing as a meteorologist, but they are a humbling experience when they come ashore,” he said. “You really see the power that these storms can produce, and they take down your spirit. They take down buildings. They take out people’s lives, so they are serious storms, and certainly Florence is not to be taken lightly.”Related Article: Amendment improves temporary housing for New Hanover CountyMarciano says everyone needs to be watching to local news and meteorologists as well as listening to local authorities. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — As Hurricane Florence heads our way, the Cape Fear Coast is getting national attention.That includes ABC meteorologist Rob Marciano, who arrived yesterday to report live from Wrightsville Beach today on Good Morning America.- Advertisement – last_img read more

State reports death in New Hanover County related to West Nile virus

first_imgMosquito (Photo: Pixnio) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A recent report from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirms that a New Hanover County resident who recently died tested positive for West Nile virus.According to a news release, the colder temperatures have decreased mosquito populations significantly and New Hanover County’s mosquito season is ending, so the public should not be alarmed.- Advertisement – “Our sympathy goes out to this family. Public Health will continue working diligently to monitor the mosquito populations in our county and educate our residents about mosquito prevention,” said New Hanover County Public Health Director Phillip Tarte. “These infections are rare, but this is a reminder that the risk is present. We encourage residents to continue taking precautions when they are outside and be vigilant to protect themselves from mosquito bites.”Mosquitoes can spread a variety of diseases; and children, elderly, and immunocompromised populations are at the greatest risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most people who are infected with West Nile virus do not experience symptoms, or only have mild flu-like symptoms.For information about New Hanover County’s Mosquito Control, visit Public Health’s website and learn more about West Nile virus on the CDC website.last_img read more

Friends of Wrightsville Beach to host fundraiser celebrating its past

first_img “This is basically an event for anyone who came to the beach for one reason or another, usually a watersport of some type, from the 1960’s to now,” said event organizer Rick Beitel.From paying tribute to the waterman and women who worked, lived and played here for generations, Beitel says its important to preserve the history of Wrightsville Beach because so many who live here now may not know about the area’s rich and diverse history.“The beach has changed and we want to hold on to that,” Beitel said.Related Article: Search continues for missing Columbus County teenThe event will be held as a fundraiser for the Wrightsville Beach Museum and to help pay for renovations to the recently moved second museum building. Event organizers expect hundreds of people to participate in this first-time event.The fundraiser will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free but donations are strongly encouraged. There will be silent auction featuring items from local restaurant, bar and business sponsors including a donated custom surf board from Michael Paul of Hot Wax Surf Shop.In the evening, the party will move from the Wrightsville Beach Museum to Waterman’s Brewery and Palm Room where a number of bands will provide entertainment. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Wrightsville Beach is almost unrecognizable when you compare how it looks today to the way it did in the 1950’s.For the first time ever, a group has organized a fundraising event called The Friends of Wrightsville Beach Reunion which takes place this weekend.- Advertisement – Jim Arnoldlast_img read more

EyeCons One Tree Hill conventions might not end after all

first_imgOTH actors James Lafferty (left to right), Stephen Colletti and Michael Grubbs answer fan questions March 24, 2019 during the final day of EyeCon’s conection. (Photo: Hunter Ingram/StarNews) WILMINGTON, NC (StarNews) — Four years and 10 conventions later, the organizers of the popular local “One Tree Hill” conventions held what’s being called its final fan gathering – but a swelling movement might mean a change in course.It was a full-circle moment this weekend for organizer EyeCon, which brought its 10th convention for the locally filmed The CW series back to the Hotel Ballast, where it held its first convention back in March 2015. Ever since, the conventions have been held at the Wilmington Convention Center.- Advertisement – The event again assembled a dozen stars from the series, such as Chad Michael Murray and James Lafferty, to take pictures with nearly a thousand fans, sign autographs and answer a litany of questions during Q&A panels.EyeCon announced last fall it would end what has become a bi-annual “One Tree Hill” celebration, citing growing competition from other organizers and an increasingly volatile fan base.Read more here.last_img read more