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Supervisor Calls for Halt to Construction in San Francisco's Mission District

The ghosts of the Mission Moratorium have returned to San Francisco, after a local supervisor has called for a halt to three projects while the city crafts legislation to regulate development in the neighborhood.
August 9, 2016, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Joe Rivano Barros reports: "Supervisor David Campos has called for a temporary halt to the construction of market-rate housing around the 24th Street corridor in the Mission District, saying the effects of market-rate development on the displacement of Latino businesses and residents should be studied before projects are allowed to move forward."

Supervisor Campos is calling for the temporary moratorium in the Latino Cultural District—an area of roughly 60 blocks, "bounded by Potrero Avenue and Mission Street between 22nd and Cesar Chavez streets." Campos specifically targeted three housing project, which would add 293 units of mostly market-rate housing in the next few years.

Supervisor Campos is hoping that delaying those projects will allow more time to complete an ongoing project to craft legislation that specifies the kinds of development allowed in the Latino Cultural District.

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Published on Monday, August 8, 2016 in Mission Local
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