We’ve written in the past about the on-again, off-again plan to redevelop the eyesore at 8th & Market — the former hotel turned apartment building known as Trinity Plaza. BeyondChron has a great summary of the drama surrounding the project, including the actions of a few of our esteemed Supervisors, who have almost derailed the plans at the 9th hour. The Land Use committee is voting on it today. Let’s hope they do the right thing and pass it.
This project is rare: its supporters include “tenant and landlord organizations, organized labor, builders, neighborhood activists, and the business community.” I don’t recall those groups being nearly unanimous on anything in recent years! It will revitalize a run-down part of Market St., add desperately needed rental housing, give lifetime leases at far below market rates to 360 existing tenants, and provide construction jobs.
Let’s see what the Supes do.