CIIS and Our Changing NeighborhoodPosted on Jul 3 2012

Recent headlines from the San Francisco Chronicle state, "Mayor says Mid-Market area on verge of 'total resurgence,'" and "An outright boom: Twitter's move to Mid-Market fuels frenzy for SF office space."

CIIS sits in the heart of a neighborhood that's rapidly changing in terms of residential and business growth. A San Francisco Mid-Market Street renaissance is happening. Along with the opening of technology-oriented offices, the neighborhood is adding new housing, galleries, and theaters; as well as a variety of restaurants, cafés, and retail and service-oriented businesses. Twitter, Yammer, Dolby Laboratories, and Whole Foods are among the companies and services moving close to CIIS.

Right in the middle of this booming neighborhood, the Institute is also close to downtown with easy access to all public transportation, including BART and Muni. A new Muni line connecting the Caltrain station and Civic Center BART station is in the works, adding even greater accessibility to the area.

John King, San Francisco Chronicle architecture editor, says of this resurgence, "The intersection of 10th and Market Streets isn't much to look at now: an abundance of asphalt, construction workers in a hole and on a roof, a sandwich board touting the virtues of bacon. Stop by in a few years. I'll wager that what you see is San Francisco's newest hot spot."

All of these exciting opportunities are happening right outside our doors. As 13-year residents at Mission and 10th, we've believed in the potential of our neighborhood and known it was ripe for change. We're happy to be a part of this timely growth and will continue to support and contribute to the emergence of new life and vitality in Mid-Market.



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