Mission council approves CID start date delay; construction still on schedule

A rendering of the apartments-above-retail portion of the project.

The Mission council has granted Tom Valenti’s request to delay the start date for an additional sales tax for Mission Gateway.

After initial concerns two weeks ago, the council unanimously approved the delay, which pushes back the community improvement district’s 1 percent sales tax start date from Jan. 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020. Valenti and others on the Gateway team indicated that the delay would “align with the completion of development and the beginning of retail activity.”

Korb Maxwell, a Polsinelli attorney representing the Mission Gateway developers, told the council that, per the agreement, the developers “plan to put footings and foundations in before Oct. 30.” After that, the council can expect to see “a continuous build process” to meet the agreed-upon deadline. Site work began Sept. 5.