Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chinatown YMCA Grand Opening

A short walk from Square One's offices, the newly renovated Chinatown YMCA is now open for business. 

The new Chinatown YMCA has retained many parts of the original 1911 building, but also has added many new facilities. The first two floors features a swimming pool in the front lobby and a “100 Years of Serving Youth” mural, a teen center, a volunteer lounge, a kitchen, a multi-purpose room, a gym, a group exercise studios, a main courtyard, and a teen center. The third and fourth floors feature an after-school classroom, a health & fitness center, administrative offices, a back courtyard, and a residence hall. AsianWeek

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

CityPlace Approved

CityPlace at 935 Market, an important part of the plan to revitalize mid-Market Street San Francisco by bringing viable stores and foot traffic to the area, has been approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Located between 5th and 6th Streets, the project will bring approximately 250,000 square feet of new value-based retail to the neighborhood. 

Mayor Gavin Newsom said the CityPlace shopping center between Fifth and Sixth streets "is critical" to revitalizing a blighted area on the city's main boulevard that for years has resisted efforts to spruce it up. SF Chronicle