SF's Plan for Dot-Com Offices

San Francisco's dot-com firms have been seeking to be classified as research or in some category that would be exempt from the office cap.

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August 5, 2000, 7:30 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

Attempting to seize control of San Francisco's hottest land use issue, Mayor Willie Brown released a plan to address San Francisco's office-building boom. Rapidly-growing multimedia firms have been seeking to be classified as research and development outfits, or in some other category that would be exempt from the office cap. The mayor's proposed plan would maintain the current limit on office space that can be built in the city each year and ensure that new dot-com office projects are counted under that limit. Outraged supporters of another growth-control measure charged that the mayor was trying to gut support for their more restrictive measure.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Friday, August 4, 2000 in The San Francisco Chronicle


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