Ask Us: Environmental Impact Report Not Needed? (430 Main)

Where readers ask and we (the community) try to answer:

This proposed building at 430 Main / 429 Beale requires exemptions for maintaining a 45 degree angle opening to the sky in all directions from an internal courtyard … meanwhile, it would BLOCK the SINGLE 45 degree angle opening to the sky from BayCrest Towers’s open spaces (courtyard/pool area, 2 barbecue patios) and units facing the courtyard. However, Rincon Hill Plan’s mere existence means the Planning Department doesn’t have to do an environmental impact report. What gives ?!?!?

See one of my three entries on this topic on my Rincon Hill blog.

The developer, Portland-Pacific, and their design team will hopefully get an earful from BayCrest, Bridgeview, and Portside residents when they hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at South Beach Harbor Services Building’s Community Room, between Pier 40 and AT&T Park.

Contact Tuija Catalano at 415-567-9000 or 430Main@portland-pacific.com at the developer with any questions …

There you have it. We have no idea what gives, and hope the community can take it over on this one. Answers to Jamie’s questions would surely be appreciated as would your attendance and phone calls we’re sure.

2 thoughts on “Ask Us: Environmental Impact Report Not Needed? (430 Main)”

  1. The developer was asked to go back to the drawing board at the March 18th meeting. The neighbors have had multi meetings with him and nothing really has changed.We’ve asked for the center to be lowered to allow some light and air in the courtyard at Baycrest.
    Anyone who would like to help and support us at the next meeting at City hall it is this coming Thursday, May 14th, I think around 1:30.
    Please check time.
    Thank you in advance for any support…

  2. The rest of the Rincon Hill Community is in support of this project. It is the Rincon Hill Plan, not the BayCrest Plan. The developer has come up with a great design that gives and gives to BayCrest. The only thing BayCrest wants is no project and their views. It’s called being selfish.

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