As we anxiously wait for Dolores Park Rehabilitation plans to emerge from SF Planning, we are reminded of just how hard it is to get anything built in this city. C.W. Nevius reports in today’s Chronicle that Pacific Heights, Lafayette Park’s $10.5 million renovation has been halted by a single neighbor. Shannon Gallagher has requested a permit review. According to City Charter, all work must now stop and the permit goes before the SF Board of Appeals. The review will be September 12.
Scott Wiener, D8 supervisor commenting on the Chronicle report on his Facebook Page states:
It’s not about the ultimate result — far more often than not, the right result occurs. It’s about the delay and cost. … Our city makes it easy for a small group of people to delay projects. I’m all for community input and process, but at some point the process needs to end.