San Francisco: Redeveloping the Rules?

San Francisco Chronicle editorial questions the trade off between breaking planning laws and bringing desired development into downtown San Francisco.

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July 19, 2000, 11:15 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


The addition of Bloomingdale's and the activity it will bring to Mission Street, which it will face, are welcome improvements to San Francisco's downtown. However, the extraordinary exemptions that have been proposed to accommodate other components of the retail project are troubling. Mark Ryser is a member of the board of directors of San Francisco Beautiful, a nonprofit, member-supported urban conservation organization, which has dedicated itself to enhancing the livability of the city for over 50 years.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Wednesday, July 19, 2000 in The San Francisco Chronicle

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