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Recent Neighborhood News (New tree nursery, folsom community info sessions, & more)

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Tree nursery replaces trash and tents underneath San Francisco freeway
SF Chronicle: Story by Danielle Echeverria
Tara Duggan
Drivers heading to and from the Bay Bridge in San Francisco will now glimpse a new green oasis in the middle of Interstate 80, after Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and others unveiled a new tree nursery on a South of Market parcel below the freeway interchange Thursday.

Governor Newsom stated in his remarks, "This is about the vision of every single person that’s stuck in traffic and looks down on this spot, and has been looking down on this spot for quite literally
decades, well before my time here, wondering what the hell is going on, that is why we love the idea of a thousand or so trees that will be here, that will be part of this renewal and rebirth of San Francisco.” Read the full story here>>

Folsom Streetscape Projects Community Info Sessions Coming Soon!
The Folsom and Howard Streetscape projects are going to be starting very soon, as soon as early next 2024 for the Folsom portion, and we want to be sure the neighborhood is informed and aware of the impacts that the project will have on our main thoroughfares. We plan on hosting community meetings with SFMTA in the coming month, so please stay tuned for announcements of these events soon. To get background on the project, you can learn about it over at the SFMTA project page, and sign up for their update alerts to be the the first to know of the project status updates.

Three New Hotels Open in SOMA 

Demonstrating post-pandemic revival and improving vibrancy in the iconic city of San Francisco, Chicago-based Oxford Capital Group, LLC announces the debut of four rebranded and repositioned hotel properties: SoMa House (formerly Americania Hotel), Hotel Garrett (formerly Good Hotel), and Hotel Fiona (formerly Carriage Inn), now accepting reservations starting in mid-September and October. Learn more here>>