Giant Value

Window Shopping Change

As you have no doubt seen/heard/read/watched, The Developers have begun the demolition that'll precede the construction of an eight-story '70s bowling sign-looking condo project.  Allegedly, the tear-down alone will take an entire month, because breaking shit is hard.  And whether or not you agree that this development is a good thing or not, at least we can all agree it'll give us a month of solid photography?

[Photo by Mission Local]

Stepped-on Del Taco Box to Replace Giant Value

Have you ever wanted to live in a weird 70's bowling sign?  Well, soon you'll be able to, as Mission Street's Giant Value is set to become a deflated accordion/fancy 110-unit condo development that'll rival the height and majesty of the New Mission Theater marquee.  From the architect, Kwan Kenmi:

110 Market Rate Condominums [sic] will inhabit this urban site adjacent to the New Mission Theater.

The project showcases quality and urban living. Meticulous detail 'weaves' the project tightly into the existing vibrant urban fabric. Small meticulously designed one and two bedroom condominiums bring value and density the neighbourhood [sic]. The design utilizes contemporary design and materials to bring idividuality [sic] to the building and dwelling units.

I'm inclined to think that these rendering inaccurately portray the true magnitude of this thing, considering the New Mission Theater marquee is only 70 feet tall and they've designed it to be 8 stories (unless the floors will only be ~8 feet tall each).

Anyway, no word yet as to if there will be any affordable housing, when construction is slated to begin, and how much each unit will be flipped for (but we're hearing rumors that the developer, along with Alamo Drafthouse, is pitching in $1.2m to revitalize Bartlett Street).  Stay tuned.

Documenting the Painting of ROA's Sea Lions

ROA part III from Spencer Keeton Cunningham on Vimeo.

This recent video documents the recent painting of a trio of three-story-tall sea lions by ROA in the Mission. It shows the softer side of ROA: ROA the fingerpainter, ROA the artist concerned for children's eyes, ROA the artist who is not too busy for the toothless crazy man. A true man of integrity.