May 11, 2012
8 Washington Could Be Approved, Financial Deal And All, Next Week
Approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in March, next Tuesday, May 15, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors will hear the appeals against the proposed 8 Washington Development and vote on whether or not to green-light the project.
Having participated in a protest related to the development, no word on whether or not Board of Supervisors President David Chiu will recuse himself from any votes.
Anticipating the Board of Supervisors will approve the project next week, the Port has scheduled a special meeting for 9am the next day, Wednesday, May 16, to approve the development deal for Seawall Lot 351. And an hour after that, the Board's Budget and Finance Committee is scheduled to hold its only public hearing and vote on the deal.
∙ Planning Approves 8 Washington Street Development As Proposed [SocketSite]
∙ San Francisco Board of Supervisors Agenda: 5/15/12 [sfbos.org]
∙ Tennis Anyone? No Longer At 8 Washington As Now Proposed... [SocketSite]
∙ Protest Alert: Rally Against 8 Washington [SocketSite]
∙ Port Commission Special Meeting: Seawall Lot 351 Development Deal [sfport.com]
∙ SWL 351 And The Proposed 8 Washington Street Project: Port Hearing [SocketSite]
First Published: May 11, 2012 2:30 PM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
When would construction/demolition commence?
Posted by: sf at May 11, 2012 9:39 AM
Has anyone seen the development deal? With so little time between votes, are the public hearings a formality and approval a foregone conclusion?
I hope the development is approved by Planning, but has this group learned anything from the America's Cup fiasco wrt rushing a deal?
Posted by: Michael at May 12, 2012 7:13 PM
Rushed deal? You got to be kidding. This project has been scrutinized for a dozen years. Never before has such a simple straightforward deal been put thru the wringer like this one. The ultimate in NIMBY shenanigans.
Posted by: Jim at May 14, 2012 1:29 PM
I wrote Scott and told him I support this. I am really sick of watching THD hold The City hostage to their peculiar brand of NIMBY activism.
Posted by: NoeValleyJim at May 14, 2012 9:35 PM