SF rejected condo, Starbucks development years ago. Now it's back

A decade after the San Francisco Planning Commission rejected a Duboce Triangle condo development because of opposition to plans to put a Starbucks Coffee shop on the ground floor, the project is making a comeback.

And this time there will likely be no stopping it, thanks to a new state law that gives “ministerial” approval to housing developments on commercial corridors.

On July 12, developer Chris Foley filed an application to build a 20-unit mixed-use development at 2201 Market St. — 20 units over a Starbucks — becoming the first San Francisco property owner to use Assembly Bill 2011, a state law that went into effect July 1.

By enacting AB2011, the project at 2201 Market St. will not have to go through environmental review. It will not require Planning Commission approval. Nor will it have to receive the conditional-use authorization required for chains like Starbucks in many of the

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