Kaiser Permanente’s proposed development of an 84-foot tall medical office building fronting 16th Street west of Mississippi in Lower Potrero Hill, “LoPo” if you will, has a group of Potrero Hill residents and business owners fighting “to preserve the unique quality of [their] neighborhood for the benefit of all.”
And yes, they’re fighting to preserve their unprotected views as well.
In the words of Save Lower Potrero Hill which created the rendered view above:
The proposed Kaiser Permanente development will destroy the character of lower Potrero Hill, a San Francisco neighborhood with a colorful mix of small businesses, single family homes, warehouses, design studios and apartment buildings. The Kaiser development will obliterate treasured city views available to all neighborhood visitors, will greatly worsen already growing traffic and parking congestion, will diminish air quality, increase noise pollution and create a dangerous precedent for future corporate development in our neighborhood.
We want Kaiser to put their new building where it belongs: in Mission Bay, or appropriate areas of Third Street or Bayview—zones more uniquely suited to developments of this type. Potrero Hill is a particularly bad fit for this kind of development.
Again, those are their words, not ours.