January 30, 2014

Nob Hill Neighbors' Appeal Denied, Development Clear To Commence

First St. John's United Methodist Church at Larkin and Clay (Image Source: MapJack.com)

A plugged-in tipster reports that the Nob Hill Neighbors’ appeal to block the development of 1601 Larkin Street was denied by a vote of 4-0 last night, clearing the way for the demolition the dilapidated First St. John's United Methodist Church at the corner of Larkin and Clay and the construction of a five-floor building with 27 dwelling units on the site.

First Published: January 30, 2014 10:00 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers


Posted by: invented at January 30, 2014 10:08 AM


Posted by: Michael E at January 30, 2014 10:29 AM


Posted by: Brad at January 30, 2014 10:53 AM

That is great news , in the long run its a win win for the area , we get the removal of a neglected building , and some quality housing in the area that might prod others to do some minor renovations to their facades

Posted by: Joseph A at January 30, 2014 10:53 AM

Awesome news and great time to reflect on the hysteria involved with this building in particular. From the days of peskin attempting to landmark the property to the extreme hyperbole put force by the nob hill neighbors (isn't it basically just one person?)... 14 plus years! A textbook case of SF nimbyism

Posted by: Bob at January 30, 2014 11:43 AM

Anyone want to guess how much cash "Nob Hill Neighbors" invested in opposing and delaying this project?

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at January 30, 2014 12:08 PM

$20? "And a lot of sweat equity!"

Posted by: Jimmy (not a Real San Franciscan (TM)) at January 30, 2014 2:12 PM

"Yeah!", "Good", "Great news", "Awesome news"? For more mediocre architecture in SF? Yeah, great news!

Posted by: citicritter at January 30, 2014 6:58 PM

Finally. Hey "Nob Hill Neighbors", if you miss the crack heads, late night shenanigans and constant smell of feces, you can always take a stroll through the Loin.

Posted by: TNT at January 31, 2014 9:21 AM

Sad to see the little craftsman church go, but glad that there will be desperately-needed housing on this corner.

Posted by: patrick at January 31, 2014 11:18 AM

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