January 27, 2011
There’s Adjacent And Then There’s Adjacent At Planning Today
We're direct neighbors to the proposed structure, and it's funny how mention of the neighborhood commission and "neighbor" opposing the construction makes it sound like we're the ones opposing it. Couldn't be further from the truth.
We've been waiting with baited breath for someone, ANYONE, to demolish that unsightly shack and put up something new. From Day One, I've been in communication with the architect about their plans, and have written supportive letters and emails to and for them. They were kind enough to show us the building plans early on, and we're excited to see it go up.
I'll be attending the hearing today at City Hall, so there's no doubt "the adjacent neighbors" are on their side.
Cheers. And so which "adjacent neighbor" is objecting to the project as proposed? That would be one with an address on 4th Avenue to the west (across the gap to the left above).
UPDATE: A plugged-in reader reports, "The Planning commission with clarity and swiftness voted 5-1 in favor of demolishing the existing cottage and approving the new building." Double cheers.
∙ Words Of Planning Wisdom With Respect To 226 Cabrillo As Proposed [SocketSite]
∙ San Francisco Planning Commission Calendar: September 30, 2010 [sf-planning.org]
First Published: January 27, 2011 1:30 PM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
This is refreshing, for a change. The Planning commission with clarity and swiftness voted 5-1 in favor of demolishing the existing cottage and approving the new building.
They even commended the new design being "forward thinking" and "of its' time"..New designs do NOT have to look like the surrounding existing properties.
I applaud their decision. Best of luck to the owner in getting this nice residence built.
Posted by: noearch at January 27, 2011 4:06 PM
Good work, Planning department! I applaud their approval and I applaud their incredibly reasonable words from the prior post.
I'm also delighted that an earthquake shack got torn down. It's a good start.
Posted by: sfrenegade at January 27, 2011 4:43 PM
There's always got to be at least one green-eyed jackass in every 'hood.
Posted by: DamnNeighbors at January 27, 2011 4:55 PM
Yea, seems like the Planning Commission is changing and evolving to become more efficient and allow for responsible growth.
Posted by: noearch at January 27, 2011 5:30 PM
I want to know who voted no.
Posted by: g at January 27, 2011 7:05 PM
I believe that non-supporting neighbor is on 4th Avenue, not Street.
Good job by the Planning Commission.
[Editor's Note:. Good catch and since changed in the copy.]
Posted by: Scooter at January 27, 2011 7:12 PM
I believe Antonini was the single no vote to the project.
Posted by: noearch at January 28, 2011 8:40 AM
Supporting neighbor doesn't share anything with the new construction but a lot line.
Objecting neighbor is now probably going to have a bunch of windows peering into his back yard.
That's life in the big city.
Posted by: Troy at January 30, 2011 7:15 PM
So nice of you to point out who the objector is. Next time you do something that is in within your rights, I'm going to point it out for all to see, despite the scrutiny you might receive.
Posted by: Billy at January 31, 2011 9:33 AM
"So nice of you to point out who the objector is."
Posted by: sfrenegade at January 31, 2011 10:33 AM
Good for the Planning Commission. I live in an Edwardian in the 'hood and would love to see a 'forward-looking' building 'of its time' replace that clapped-out piece of rubbish. Maybe I'll bake the builders some cookies to welcome them.
Posted by: Simca at January 31, 2011 1:48 PM
Billy, grow up and shut up -- as Troy said, that's life in the big city, and as the other comment pointed out, it's public record!
About time the planning commission moved with clarity and swiftness, and one can only hope this is a trend.
Posted by: Tom at January 31, 2011 6:40 PM