Proposed SF Condo High-Rise Could Cast Shadow On Union Square

Originally posted on CBS San Francisco:

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The debate over plans to build a 47-story condominium tower on Mission Street downtown has spilled north of Market Street to Union Square, where opponents have raised concerns the building will cast too much shadow over the plaza.

The mechanical penthouse atop 706 Mission Street has been modified enough to get the greenlight from both the City Planning Commission and the Recreation and Park Commission at a joint hearing Thursday.

Kevin Guy of the San Francisco Planning Department explained the approval by noting the shadow in Millennium Partners’ revised plan would fall briefly over just one corner of Union Square Park early in the morning before the crowds arrive, “during limited times of the year.”

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But the 480-foot building will still need a special height exemption from the Board of…

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