Home Depot Almost Home?July 20, 2005
Next week Home Depot is headed back in front of the Planning Commission. Having signed a lease for the old Goodman Lumber location at 491 Bayshore Blvd. over five years ago, the Depot is still seeking approval to begin development.
Proponents point to desperately needed neighborhood jobs and a significant increase in local sales tax revenues, while opponents “view Home Depot as a goliath that would hurt local hardware stores, tarnish quality of life and create a traffic nightmare on Bayshore and adjacent Bernal Heights.”
Considering the site used to house Goodman Lumber (which we desperately miss), a Home Depot doesn’t really seem like that much of a stretch to us. And we’re damn tired of having to drive down to Colma to ogle the power tools.
· Home Depot nears key point in decade-long quest [Examiner]
An extended history:
· 4/00 – Family Feud Dismantles Goodman Lumber [Chronicle]
· 4/00 – Home Depot Lease [Chronicle]
· 4/02 – Neighborhoods divided over Home Depot plan [Chronicle]
· 4/02 – Path cleared for Home Depot to build 1st S.F. store [Chronicle]
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