The Once & Future 16th & Mission
Finally! A giant glass Apple Store in the Mission at 16th!
OK, maybe not, but 351 new units, whoa. Definitely should be called the Royal Gate though. More diagrams over at Mission Local. Density is coming whether we like it or not — just hope it doesn’t look like crap.
Proposed redevelopment of this area is nothing new. Back when the city looked upon the Mission as full of blight, a massive project along the lines of One-Two-Three Embarcadero was proposed along Mission from 16th to 24th:
And a quick view of what 16th and Mission looked like pre-BART:
And the Sanborn maps from 1889:
Another view of the Mission Market via SFPL/OldSF:
16th used to be called Center Street, this intersection was not far from what might have been the first baseball game played in California. Looking west down 16th/Center in 1859:
And a GIF of the Coast Survey maps from showing 16th & Misison building up from 1853 to 1859 to 1869 – click to animate: