Monday, March 06, 2006

Cala Market to be demolished

According to the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council's March newsletter, the Haight Ashbury Voice, the Cala Foods market at Haight and Stanyan is going to be demolished, though it's not clear how soon it will happen:

One of the more persistent rumors in the neighborhood is a rumor no more: Cala Foods, at Haight and Stanyan, will be demolished to make way for new development. Neighbors of Cala received notice from the Department of Building Inspection that an application for a demolition permit has been made for the property. David Lindsey of the Planning Department was able to confirm that a project seeking demolition of Cala had been submitted to the Planning Department. According to Lindsey, the plans, submitted by John Brennan, call for a mixed use project, containing 25,000 square feet of retail, three below ground levels of parking, and three floors of housing with 50 or so units. The project will require a Conditional Use permit, Lindsey said.

Sounds reasonable on the face of it, both the number of housing units for that parcel and the underground parking. Stay tuned for further deails.

The next meeting of the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council is March 9, this Thursday night, at the Park Branch Library Community Room (the basement), at 1833 Page Street, 7-9:00 p.m. There will be a panel discussion about "Emergency Preparedness Planning for District 5."

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