Tagged: Castro Community Benefit District

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A plan for Castro neighborhood retail coming

We’ve reported on our blog many times of businesses coming and going in the Castro and most of those stories are stories of businesses leaving. The Castro has a retail vacancy rate of around 7%, almost double the citywide vacancy rate of 3.8%. Compound that with over 30,000 more square...

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Castro Streetscape Construction Update

We haven’t seen any jackhammers or orange cones along Castro Street yet, but we did get an update from the Castro Community Benefit District and Supervisor Scott Wiener on when construction on the Castro Streetscape Improvement Project would begin. According to Executive Director Andrea Aiello at the CBD, the 30-day...

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Bids for Castro Streetscape extras in limbo

Construction on the Castro Streetscape Improvement Project is set to begin next month with Ghilotti Brothers, Inc. as the winning bidder for the bulk of the project. Ghilotti Brothers was the same contractor that worked on the Valencia Streetscape Improvement Project in 2009 and will be working in the Castro...

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EVNA: “Formula Retail” needs more study

This past Wednesday, the Eureka Valley Neighborhood association hosted a discussion panel titled “Facts Regarding Formula Retail” where local merchants associations, neighborhood associations, commercial real estate interests, and a member of the SF Planning Department came together to engage the public on the future of formula retail in the neighborhood....

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Midweek News Roundup

We’ve got another random news roundup for you today. Check out the stories below that didn’t quite get their own headline this week. A few weeks back an empty Castro storefront saw itself filled with Chicago Title moving into the old Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate office (next to...