Land Use Partner Robert Selna Comments on San Francisco Rezoning Settlement

Partner Robert Selna spoke recently with the San Francisco Chronicle regarding a settlement between the City of San Francisco and four separate entities (a developer, condo owners and two neighborhood non-profits) that each sued to block efforts for the city’s Central SoMa project. The project includes $6 billion in new office and housing developments, reshaping 230 acres in Central SoMa. With the city settling all four lawsuits, construction is slated to begin next year.

Rob explains that four lawsuits against a city is unusual. Each opponent challenged the environmental merits of the city’s rezoning, which Rob says shows environmental laws are being used as an anti-development tool.

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