Friday, October 24, 2008

Planning Commission okays Whole Foods

Mark Brennan brings the good news to District 5:
To all,

Last night the Planning Commission voted 6-0 to approve the Conditional Use for the 690 Stanyan project, the mixed-use proposal with Whole Foods as the anchor tenant. During the four hour hearing, we produced nearly 400 letters of support, a spreadsheet showing 244 supporters for the Draft EIR, and a list of nearly 260 supporters from 690 stanyan.com. This, in addition to the dozens and dozens of supporters who came to speak and show solidarity to the project, I believe, convinced the Commissioners that this was indeed a project that had overwhelming support.

Hopefully, this will be the first step in reorganizing this neighborhood. What was made clear last night was that there is a new movement in this neighborhood. To paraphrase one supporter, he's lived in Dublin, London, and Sydney, and only when he moved to the Haight Ashbury in San Francisco has he not been able to walk to a full-service grocery store. Now we are making advances to have a neighborhood for the neighbors.

Again, thank you very much for all of your support!

Mark Brennan, 690 Stanyan Street, LLC

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