Status of Property Development Timeline
Land Purchase - February 2014
PPA Application - Submit November 2014, Received March 2015
CUP Permit Application - Submit July 2015
*CUP Permit Granted - January 2016
**Building Permits Complete - April 2016
**Construction - April 2016-July 2017
**School Opens with grades K-4 (approx. 80 students) - September 2017
*This date is dependent on city planning and may be sooner or later by several months.
**These dates are dependent on fundraising and may be delayed.
The Mission Terrace Land Preservation Committee (MTLPC) formed in April, 2015, in response to learning of a large-scale change in the Golden Bridges School's development plans for 203 Cotter Street.
The school is proposing development of the green space of 203 Cotter Street, that is currently in use by one of the foremost urban agricultural sites in California, Little City Gardens. This development will be evicting "the farm", occupying it with 200 students and associated faculty, and build multiple structures on the land.
MTLPC seeks to preserve this unique land and piece of San Francisco urban agricultural history.
This property and much of the neighborhood, was originally occupied by Islais Creek (often referred to as Cayuga Creek, and at one point known as Islais Swamp). After the 1906 earthquake, the city decided to fill in much of the area with debris from the earthquake. Parts of the creek were converted to a culvert. Much of the neighborhood was built n the 1920's and 1930's, with a nod to Spanish-style architecture.
Islais Creek continues to flow under the neighborhood and under 203 Cotter Street.
Record of sales of 203 Cotter Street Property