October 22, 2009
430 Main/429 Beale Development Delayed
As such, the proposed six-story and 113-unit building will now require an Environment Impact Report (EIR) to move forward with development.
From our reader, "Look for a lawsuit against the city to follow."
UPDATE: While one reader notes there are only 11 supervisors, another thinks that a focused rather than full blown EIR might suffice (which would reduced the delay and dollars involved). We’ll see if we can’t clarify on both points.
First Published: October 22, 2009 7:45 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
The only developer who will sue the city is the one who will never need anything from the city again.
If this is really a viable project (??) and the developer is capitalized he will not sue the city.
If it is a marginal project in the first place and/or developer is not in a position to build finance etc anyway, and he is not from San Fran, then he might sue on the way out of town.
It has been a very hollow threat, historically.
Posted by: Louis at October 22, 2009 8:18 AM
Only in SF, you get to pay ~$1m to live under a bridge.
Posted by: Fish at October 22, 2009 9:06 AM
A 10-2 vote huh?
I thought by now Socketsite would know that there is only 11 Supervisors.
[Editor's Note: Good point, let's see if we can't clarify.]
Posted by: The Dude at October 22, 2009 9:09 AM
Heh, I now have the image in my mind of a supervisor holding up both hands to vote twice.
Posted by: Rillion at October 22, 2009 9:17 AM
They are to be rental units. They got into that at the meeting and I thought it might go through because of that.
Per the hearing, I though they voted to do a focused review of the bay bridge polution. Daly cleary said that he didn't want to decide on how that would be done and leave it open. A focused EIR, a neg.-dec., or whatever is worked out with planning and the parties.
[Editor’s Note: Condo mapped but with an agreement to be rentals for at least 20 years.]
Posted by: sparky-b at October 22, 2009 9:21 AM
It was 10-0. Supervisor Alioto-Pier was absent.
[Editor’s Note: Cheers. Now on to the EIR…]
Posted by: The Dude at October 22, 2009 9:38 AM