Burning Man/Black Rock Arts Foundation LLC joins Twitter and Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers at the forefront of efforts to convert the corridor into an arts and culture district.
Burning Man will sign a lease for a space at Sixth and Market streets, several blocks from where Twitter is planning to move its headquarters.
“We are building on the synergy of the creative arts and innovative technology to revive and transform our Central Market community,” San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement. “Like Twitter, Burning Man embodies innovation and will lead to the creation of new jobs, a sense of community, and services to an underserved area.”
Burning Man founder Larry Harvey said the plan is to sign a lease at 995 Market Street for 19,000 square feet of office space.
“Burning Man is thrilled to become a key player in the efforts revitalize Central Market through arts, culture and the creative economy,” Harvey said in a statement.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors took the first of two votes earlier this week to establish a payroll tax exclusion for certain businesses in the Central Market and Tenderloin neighborhoods, something Twitter needed assurance of before agreeing to sign a lease.
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