Month: November 2017

Build the Housing that the Mission Needs. Build the Marvel.

affordable marvelIn the great tradition of beautiful and culturally grounded affordable housing in the Mission built to meet our communities greatest need – a stable and healthy home to be able to thrive in – Plaza 16 developed an alternative project for 16th and Mission.

The community planning process began in August 2015 and engaged more than 300 community members across the span of 6 community planning meetings to develop the “Marvel in the Mission,” a community alternative to the Monster proposed by Maximus. Check out the video below about the community planning process from the point of view of some of the Latinx community in the Mission who were a part of it. Video by Causa Justa :: Just Cause Organizer, Lucas Solorzano

As people who live in this neighborhood every day – and some of us for generations – we know the housing solutions our community needs the most and we have put the work to design an alternative proposal.

In a contest between the Monster and the Marvel, the Marvel wins hands-down. Marvel vs Monster 6_22

Help us make it a reality by sending a letter an email or making a phone call to the Planning Department and the D9 Supervisor’s office letting them all know that we need to #BuildTheMarvel.