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[REGIONAL] Housing-starved San Francisco shoots down new apartment project because it would cast shadow on nearby park. Again.

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This is not the first time the city has tried to delay a project over shadow concerns.

By Christian Britschgi | Reason

San Francisco lived up to its reputation as the nation’s NIMBY capital this week by voting to reject a proposed apartment project over concerns that the new building would cast too much shadow on a nearby park.

On Tuesday, the city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to delay the approval of a 65-unit apartment building slated to be built on Folsom and Russ Street in the city’s SoMa neighborhood. The project is being sponsored by developer Golden Properties LLC, and has been working its way through the approval process since August 2017.

Despite the fact that Golden Properties’ development would add new units of housing to a city in desperate need of it, supervisors thought the building’s costs would outweigh any benefits.


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