Uptown at the Falls went from ‘The Jeffersons’ to ‘All in the Family’

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What happened to Uptown at the Falls?

The Uptown at Falls Park project is a massive redevelopment of several blocks between Main and Phillips avenues and Second and Fifth streets announced in 2006 and touted as a vital step in reinvigorating the downtown area into a residential, shopping and entertainment district. Included in the development at the time as possible tenants were a 12-story hotel and a series of buildings that would include residential units, office and retail space, and entertainment venues such as restaurants and a small movie theater.

Oh, but that’s not what it will be;

An affordable senior housing complex could be the next project in the Uptown at Falls Park development and a step toward Mayor Mike Huether’s priority for further redevelopment in the downtown area and around Falls Park.

Funny how plans change when the movers and shakers in SF realize there are not movers or shakers in SF.

9 comments ↓

#1 scott on 01.25.11 at 9:14 am

how much money are poor old people going to spend downtown?

#2 anonymous on 01.25.11 at 10:48 am

That will be a terrible use of that space.

#3 anominous on 01.25.11 at 12:18 pm

Must go listen to “Paradise Theater” now.

#4 Charlie on 01.25.11 at 3:06 pm

I deliver meals on wheels to several retired and disabled people who live in “affordable” housing downtown. Most of the so called affordable places for seniors in the downtown area looks ok on the outside but are dumps on the inside. If affordable and low income go hand in hand, its not going to be a recipe for success. With all due respect to the retirees and disabled people already living downtown, I totally agree with Scott that these people won’t have the money to invigorate downtown.

#5 l3wis on 01.25.11 at 3:11 pm

While I think ‘something’ needs to be done with Munson’s Foley (Phillips to the Falls) I think senior housing is stupid. Lloyd is just trying to make something from that land, and he could care less it’s impact on DT.

#6 anominous on 01.25.11 at 4:48 pm

The nearest grocery store is…?

#7 scott on 01.25.11 at 7:45 pm

i would also guess if heuther slaps up some low income housing down by the falls, it will get people to stop talking about an events center down town.

#8 CCFlyer on 01.25.11 at 8:25 pm

It’s tough to say what I think about this. However, I can tell you that I think it’s extremely contradictory of Huether to say he is all for revitalizing and re-energizing Downtown, when he is anti-Events Center and Convention Center, but I won’t turn this into that debate.

Still tough to say what I think about this, but I can tell you I won’t believe it until I see it. So many “plans” for that area, and none of them have happened really.

#9 l3wis on 01.25.11 at 10:03 pm

“So many “plans” for that area, and none of them have happened really.”

And none of them will until the economy gets better.

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