No way that’s happening as shown lol
I wonder if they’re going with the “pitch 50 stories so we can build the 20 we actually want” strategy.
I don’t know what their strategy is, but their public-facing position is they want to build this roughly as proposed. As public opinion represents, the odds are heavily against them. Truthfully, I hope the density gets built regardless of height, so if we end up with the 20-story bulky infill that’d be wonderful too
IIRC, the original proposal was for a modest (~5-6 story) multifamily building, taking into consideration the character of the surrounding neighborhood. That plan was completely shot down by NIMBYs, so they came back with this proposal, which they can build as of right. Hilarity ensues
I’m surprised the developer didn’t response to LA Times’ request for comment, they were very responsive for me. Also, the SF Planning Department calling this a “downtown-style building” really illustrates the mentality that city officials have that will keep SF stuck in its housing crisis