Dollar stores are getting cashed out to build housing on Mission Street, but the One $ Store in the heart of the Mission will get a thrifty reboot. While the dollar store at 2100 Mission Street is still set to be razed for a six-story, 27-unit apartment building, Hoodline reports that Goodwill has signed on to move in as the building’s ground floor retail tenant.
You’ll recall that San Francisco’s flagship Goodwill at 11th and Mission Streets was destroyed last October, but is currently operating as a pop-up at the former Sports Authority building at 12th Street and Folsom Street. This deal locks in Goodwill as the anchor, ground-floor retail tenant for 15 years, and preserves the super low-cost shopping option that reflects the property’s history.
Hoodline has been all over the saga of the One $ Store’s proposed redevelopment, reporting in June that the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and activist group United to Save the Mission had forced the project into a discretionary review at the Planning Commission. This arrangement has apparently won over both groups, who now support the project.
Hoodline’s Carrie Sisto reports that, “In addition to designating the retail space for Goodwill, the developer has also agreed to fully fund a new mural by Precita Eyes that will reflect historic Latino/Chicano culture in the Mission, and committed to build an additional affordable housing unit that will be available at 80 percent average median income.”
This is one example of the give-and-take between developers and neighborhood activists that can get local support instead of opposition as legacy buildings are getting knocked over for housing. This project has already agreed to offering at least 12 percent below-market-rate units, and this ground-floor move will engender a little more goodwill.