US (CA): Neighborhood feuds with developer over greenhouses

The crumbling old greenhouses on Woolsey Street in San Francisco’s Portola District were once the center of the neighborhood’s thriving flower-growing industry.

The nurseries are now at the heart of a development battle over 63 homes. A community group wants to transform the site into an urban farm, but a developer has been working to build apartments there since 2017.

Now, a supervisor is trying to landmark the site to help preserve it. But Supervisor Hillary Ronen, who’s proposing the landmarking, says she’d like to see both housing and farming on the 2.2-acre tract — if the developer and neighbors can make a deal.

Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle (J.K. Dineen)


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