For more than a half-century, the Kahn & Keville tire shop at Turk and Larkin streets has been known for the inspirational sayings spelled out on the letter board sign perched on the corner.

Now the sign’s days may be numbered: Last week, the city learned that the nonprofit developer that owns the property at 500 Turk St. was due to receive $20 million in state money to allow construction to begin early next year on a 108-unit affordable housing project.

The tire shop is the site of one of two San Francisco affordable housing developments that have been granted a combined $40 million in state money, an injection of cash that will help jump-start stalled residential development in the Tenderloin and on Treasure Island.

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