Neighbors Developing Divisadero (a nonprofit public benefit corporation that is fiscally sponsored by Booker T Washington Community Service Center) has been working hard since December 2011 to develop a community-driven plan to purchase, rehabilitate, and operate the Harding Theater with a focus on revitalizing a historic resource and maximizing community benefit. A week before the July 1st start date of NDDivis' 6 month capital campaign to raise the $3.6 million, the property owners took the Harding Theater off of the market to try and pursue a condo development project.
Hayes Divisadero has already pursued two failed attempts at condo development, and the third attempt will end the same way since the Harding Theater is protected under state law as a historic resource. Please sign this petition urging Hayes Divisadero LLC to learn from history and allow NDDivis to make them a nice profit off of a development deal that went sour. Divis neighbors and neighborhood supporters deserve the opportunity to raise the funds over the next 6 months and immediately begin to revitalize the Harding Theater in Spring 2013.
Bee the change! After you sign this petition, please visit us at nddivis.org and find your own way to contribute to the success of the Harding Hive Campaign