Monday, October 19, 2015

Community Divided Over SoMa Development Project

In San Francisco, a dozen community leaders and residents of the SoMa neighborhood filed an appeal for the proposed 5M project, located on Mission and Fifth street. Led by the SoMa Action Committee and the South of Market Community Action Network, these organizers want to temporarily halt construction of a 470 foot luxury condominium tower, as well as two office buildings. While these residents have legitimate concerns surrounding the effects of gentrification in their neighborhood, supporters of the project say the developers have spent seven years in meetings with the community, and also promise 33% affordable housing.