"We live in a city, and I think everyone who lives here knows those areas exist and aren't too shaken up by it"
Mid-Market is a blighted neighborhood in one of the most prime locations in all of San Francisco, so it makes sense that the city would want to turn it into someplace that, at the very least, tourists would feel safe walking through during the middle of the day. Yet, what City Hall has planned is wildly more ambitious. The ultimate goal is to create an arts-focused, West Coast version of Times Square. The vision is to turn those handful of blocks into the Bay Area's central hub for the for live music, art, theater and dance--with properties like CityPlace Mall and a bevy of the Bay Area's most exciting high tech companies gobbling up the rest of the real estate.