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While residents of the Four Seasons Residences continue to move forward with a ballot measure designed to block the approved development of Millennium Partners’ 510-foot tall condo tower and Mexican Museum to rise at 706 Mission Street, a development which would block their million dollar views, they’ve now filed a lawsuit challenging the development as well.

Filed in Sacramento Superior Court, the suit alleges San Francisco’s Planning Department failed to include all the information “necessary for informed decision-making and informed public participation,” failed to fully evaluate the “effectiveness of mitigation measures to reduce the Project’s significant environmental impacts,” and that San Francisco’s Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors failed to fully comply with the California Environmental Quality Act when approving the project.

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Mark

    Okay, so a select few can now prevent any development that obstructs their precious views. Too funny for words.

  2. Posted by sparky*b

    subtract 215 from the “pipeline”

  3. Posted by taco taco

    Build it. They can sell their place and move to the new place with a view.

  4. Posted by Mike

    Sign me up to fight that ballot measure. If ever there was an example of why land use planning at the ballot box is a bad idea, it’s this one.

  5. Posted by BayGuy

    Solution: level the city entirely; build one super tall residential building (500 floors) and then rebuild the rest of the buildings only one story tall… (sigh) I have solutions for everything.

  6. Posted by Grubber2

    I sure hope this lawsuit is tossed and the plaintiffs are humiliated. If there has ever been a bigger b.s. lawsuit than this, someone should point it out. The counter arguments are too plenty to name here. As you would expect Matthew Schoenberg (lead plaintiff), according to public records, is a late-comer having moved into the Four Seasons in 2011. Let’s all hope he isn’t the same guy (the biz journal profiled him 10 years ago) who made is fortune with a chain of BURGER KINGS! Both peddling fast food to the masses and polluting the suburban landscape with mediocre architecture and neon. And now he is worried about shadows?

  7. Posted by Mike

    They will be laughed at.

  8. Posted by Austen

    I understand that the four seasons residents don’t want construction nearby, but I don’t understand the other complaints. This new building is to the east, so it shouldn’t create any noticeable shade issues. Also, what views are going to be obstructed? Maybe part of MOMA and views of other buildings!? Anyone care to enlighten me?

  9. Posted by Schaetzer

    Sweet irony. I do believe that Millennium was also the developer of the Four Seasons building. Good thing they didn’t guarantee the views… Although I’m sure they were part of the marketing schtick.

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