An Overview of the Mission Area Plan

1979 Mission Area Plan pic Seeking to enrich San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood while preserving its history and culture, the 1979 Mission proposal aligns with the objectives of the Eastern Neighborhoods Mission Area Plan. The result of a nine-year community planning process, the unanimously approved directive set aside 105 foot height limits for the 1979 Mission site.

The Mission Area Plan outlines a number of land-use objectives that call on the city to maintain the Mission District as a great place to live and work while enhancing its mixed-use aspects. It directs new developments to uphold the existing character of the neighborhood and consider factors such as air quality and noise pollution. The plan calls for development that supports a wide variety of businesses, also stating that a significant portion of new residential construction should provide affordable housing for a range of incomes and housing needs. Additionally, the Mission Area Plan encourages development that reinforces the district’s importance to the wider community, including its role as a center of Latino life and culture in San Francisco.

Promoting a diverse, active, and safe community, the plan’s objectives direct support toward community facilities and services, including transportation. The plan provides for public transit improvements to increase service area and ridership and seeks to encourage alternatives to car use by enhancing pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure.