Telegraph Hill has lengthy stated ‘no’ to tall buildings. A brand new housing improvement is difficult the norm

San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill might be finest recognized for 3 issues: wild parrots, Coit Tower…

San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill might be finest recognized for 3 issues: wild parrots, Coit Tower and saying no to issues.

For the reason that mid-Nineteen Fifties its neighborhood affiliation, the 700-member Telegraph Hill Dwellers, has ferociously guarded its views and historic material, often beating again developments that will alter the flat waterfront that sits simply past the neighborhood’s japanese border.

The Dwellers helped kill residential towers proposed for 8 Washington St. and 555 Washington St. Its members torpedoed two huge mixed-use tasks at Piers 27-31, a Ceremony Assist in North Seashore and a six-story constructing by the Filbert steps.

And the group helped squash some concepts that will horrify most San Franciscans as we speak, like a proposed extension of the elevated Embarcadero freeway alongside the northern waterfront and a 550-foot workplace tower U.S. Metal wished to construct between the Bay Bridge and the Ferry Constructing.

Now the neighborhood focus has shifted to a mission that’s extra modest but in addition nearer to dwelling: a 57-unit rental advanced that will exchange a two-story parking storage at 955 Sansome St. Whereas the constructing would have a Sansome Avenue tackle — and the 85 foot zoning in place on Sansome — it might tower some 60 toes over the remainder of Vallejo Avenue.

A parking construction at 955 Sansome Avenue is the proposed location for a 10-story constructing on Telegraph Hill.

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In a sequence of three neighborhood conferences the mission has been acquired with undiluted scorn by Telegraph Hill residents who known as it an “assault” on the group and a “cash seize” by builders.

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