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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Reinventing the Bayview district

From the SF Chronicle,
The top of the Archimedes Banya bathhouse seems a world away
from its struggling S.F. neighborhood, the Bayview.
Photo: Rohan Smith, SF Chronicle
Though the Bayview continues to struggle with issues of blight, public safety and vacancies along the Third Street commercial corridor, the arrival of some notable businesses, coupled with government programs to rehab existing ones, has signaled a shift in neighborhood dynamics, according to community groups.

"In the last short period, the Bayview has become a hot commodity," said Robert Davis, a founding member of Bayview Residents Improving Their Environment, or Brite, which is a group of entrepreneurs, activists and artists advocating for change in the neighborhood. According to the city's Office of Economic and Workforce Development, vacancy rates along the Third Street corridor are down more than 7 percent since last year.
Read more at the SF Chronicle

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