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Proposed SF Waterfront Condo Project Could Have Dueling Ballot Measures

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A rendition of the proposed 8 Washington condominium project. (8 Washington)

A rendition of the proposed 8 Washington condominium project in San Francisco as seen from Embarcadero St. (8 Washington)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A disputed San Francisco waterfront condominium project will could now have two competing measures on the November ballot.

Petitions were submitted Monday to the city’s Department of Elections from supporters of the “8 Washington” luxury condominium project.

An earlier referendum was circulated by opponents of the proposed 134 pricey condos at the foot of Washington St.

The deadline to qualify a measure for the November ballot was Monday. 9,000 verified signatures were needed to place a measure on the ballot.

8 Washington opponents earlier submitted enough signatures, so it’s a given that the measure opposing the project will be on the ballot.

It was not immediately clear whether San Francisco elections officials concurred that supporters of the project submitted enough valid signatures by the deadline for their measure, which would essentially counter the measure opposing the project, to appear on the November ballot.

Opponents argue that the proposed construction would negatively impact walkways and waterfront access. Supporters point to plans to contribute to affordable housing in San Francisco, as well as the creation of temporary construction and some permanent jobs and other economic benefits to the city.

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