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Hearing on Twisty Cylinder Delayed As City Leans Toward Approval

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City Insider notes that a joint meeting between the Planning Commission and the Rec & Park Commission on 555 Washington's twisty cylinder has been postponed three weeks because some "formal documents ... were produced late." Before the respective tribunals lay down the law, however, the city staff has already produced recommendations on the 400-foot sidekick to the Transamerica Pyramid. Their collective word is largely in favor: adopt findings of "overriding benefits" from the project, raise the shadow limits on Maritime Plaza (while establishing a limit on Sue Bierman Park), and formally decide that the added shadow to the parks would not be "adverse." Sounds pretty rosy. Given that former supes prez Aaron Peskin is "bitterly opposed" to the project, however — and that current supes prez David Chiu is a buddy of Peskin — it doesn't seem like this one will be sailing into the FiDi under a shower of confetti.
· Decision delayed on 555 Washington St. tower [City Insider]
· Commissioners Say Twisty Cylinder's Report Was Too Subjective [Curbed SF]
· FiDi's Shadow Drama: Free Park to Make Up for the Trouble [Curbed SF]