SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s mayor says the last bureaucratic hurdles have been cleared for the construction of the city’s first Target retail store.

Mayor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that the final permits had been issued to begin building the downtown store in January.

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:

The 85,000-square-foot store will be built as part of a preexisting retail and entertainment complex rather than as a stand-alone big-box outlet.

The city estimates the store will create 600 construction jobs, 700 permanent jobs and $15 million in economic benefits.

The Westfield Metreon Center also will triple the size of its food court as part of the redevelopment project, creating another 300 jobs.

The Target store is scheduled to open in mid-2012.

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