8 Washington is designed to take advantage of public views created when the Embarcadero Freeway came down. Sue Bierman worked to make that demolition happen. It is SUE BIERMAN PARK that will be walled off by the 8 Washington project. The extreme luxury housing on this site would eliminate a community recreation facility (outdoor swimming pools and tennis courts) serving seniors and children and seniors.
FACT - Height limits along the waterfront have NEVER been increased since they were first adopted 50 years ago.
FACT - San Francisco voters have NEVER placed a referendum on the ballot to reverse an ordinance adopted by the Supervisors. (It’s very hard to do.)
FACT - San Franciscans are out on the street gathering signatures on a referendum petition to challenge the first ever height increase - to 136’ across from Sue Bierman Park at Washington and The Embarcadero.
FACT - The height increase is for a project designed to be the MOST EXPENSIVE CONDOS IN SAN FRANCISCO - $3 to $8 million condos.
The physical petition is over 540 pages long - the size of the phone book - because the developer and City dumped documents into “the file” to force the petition to be that long. Could you help circulate a petition? Call Sue Hestor at 846-1021 or go by the NO WALL ON NORTHEAST WATERFRONT headquarters at 15 Columbus (894-7008). Petitions will be available for signing at the July 15 HANC picnic. PETITIONS MUST BE TURNED IN THURSDAY, JULY 19.
PLEASE HELP US GET THE 20,000 VALID SIGNATURES WE NEED.