As we reported via a plugged-in tipster in May:
“The other half had a storewide meeting at Whole Foods last night. It was told to them that the [690 Stanyan Project] has been scaled back to be just like the Noe Valley project. No external construction – no condos, just a interior gutting of the old Cala foods and a small format Whole Foods going into it.”
As the San Francisco Business Times adds today (or rather Friday):
“Six months after developer Mark Brennan shelved plans to build 62 condos and a ground floor grocery store at Haight and Stanyan streets because of high city fees, the owner has signed a lease with Whole Foods to occupy the existing building.”
A conditional use permit still stands in the way, but as the 690 Stanyan Project received a conditional use permit in 2008, we share Whole Food’s and the lessor’s optimism.