From the San Francisco Examiner with respect to the current cap on new full-service restaurants along 24th Street in Noe:
With a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors repealed the Noe Valley restriction, meaning restaurants need only conditional-use permits to open along the commercial stretch of 24th Street. The permit process requires a public hearing before the Planning Commission and public notification. A granted permit can be appealed to the Board of Supervisors.
The character of 24th Street has changed and the number of restaurants decreased from 29 to 22 as “the number of vacancies has increased dramatically,” the Planning Department said. Noe Valley’s 24th Street has 22 restaurants operating, 15 vacancies and 13 takeout businesses, according to the most recent Planning Department study.
A final vote to ratify the legislation is expected next week. Other streets with caps that might benefit from Noe’s lead: Castro, Clement, Upper Fillmore, Haight and Union.
∙ New eateries in Noe Valley given green light [Examiner]