Let's make our community a better place! Let flowers bloom in Potrero Hill by supporting the San Francisco Flower Market!
The San Francisco Flower Market would like to call Potrero Hill home. The fabled flower wholesaler has selected a site at the foot of Potrero Hill (901 16th / 1200 - 1210 17th Streets) to relocate all of its 45+ vendors.
Potrero Blossoms, a group representing Potrero Hill neighbors, welcomes this much beloved historic institution into our community.
We’re thrilled about our future new neighbor for multiple reasons. Among other things, the Flower Market project will:
For a look at preliminary illustrations and plans for the proposed Flower Market project, please check out the following website: https://www.901-16thstreet.com
Show your support for the Flower Market moving to a great new home in Potrero Hill by signing this petition!
Please join us in supporting the relocation of San Francisco’s Flower Market to Potrero Hill!
Here’s what some of our neighbors are saying about the Flower Market relocation:
This is exactly the right kind of business to co-exist with us in this diverse neighborhood.
- L.S. (Potrero Hill business owner)
…This project is aligned with the well thought out Eastern Neighborhoods Master Plans objectives. Additionally myself and many of my neighbors, some who could not be at the most recent meeting, are very happy to finally have a project that we are positively excited about as an addition to our neighborhood.
As a participant of many of those workshops, investing hours of many weekends, these ENP plans (Eastern Neighborhoods) should be honored. The Flower Mart has potential for adding to the lively pedestrian zone envisioned along 17th Street. It supports our PDR commitment, of continuing the areas design history while also creating working class jobs in the city. It saves a historical building and could benefit the entire community with the potential of workshops, studios, retail, and more.
I am aware that there are thoughts of using this site for housing. There have been more than 1,000 housing units added to this specific part of Potrero Hill in the past few years, with many more planned for the future. Let’s create some retail and pedestrian draws for all of these residents. Let’s design 17th Street as the pedestrian zone it was meant to occupy. Let’s build on the fabric of our neighborhood, not tear it down.
- S. A. (Potrero Hill resident)
(The Flower Mart) will be the perfect cornerstone to this wonderful, unique and dynamic mixed-use corridor. With the Flower Mart at this location we can be assured that PDR will stay alive in a location that has provided jobs to the community for over a hundred years, Given strong support from its neighbors, I think the Flower Mart will find this is the perfect location to grow and evolve. This is what progress looks like.
- A.H. (Potrero Hill resident)
The Flower Mart is a place of nostalgia and beauty to me. I hope this little bit of history will sway you to ensure the flower mart moves to the North Slope of Potrero Hill. Our community needs this expression of beauty especially given the assault from unbridled development we have suffered .… Support the majority of residents who want the Flower Mart to become a positive part of our community.
- M.I. (Potrero Hill resident)
When I learned that there is a community effort to have the San Francisco flower market locate at Mississippi and 16th streets I was frankly astonished that we are still working to maintain the history of blue collar jobs in our district…..I know that the dignity of work leads to less crime, more optimism and a sense of being a part of a community. I am thrilled to know we are fighting for jobs and not more condos in our district. I want to be on record as supporting the Flower Market’s move to my neighborhood.
- D.B. (Potrero Hill resident)
…. An appropriate repurpose of a splendid, historic landmark building whose grand, interior space seems a perfect fit. Reusing these old warehouses will retain existing historic building massing and preserve existing scale and views from Potrero’s north slope. The development proposal provides adequate on-site parking and preserves an existing building envelope without “dolling it up.”
- B. H. (San Francisco resident and architect)