San Francisco Parks
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.
A concession lease up for approval Thursday that allows for private parties at Coit Tower once a month violates the spirit of a non-binding measure recently approved by voters urging the city to limit commercial activity at the popular landmark, preservationists said.
A plan to spend $1.7 million to fix up Coit Tower and restore its Great Depression-era murals has not derailed the campaign to create a dedicated source of funding for the landmark’s upkeep.
A ballot measure to block San Francisco from raising or adding fees at its parks has sparked a passionate debate about how the city will fund park facilities without unduly restricting public access.