With co-sponsorship from Supervisor Scott Wiener, Supervisor Christensen directs city Department of Real Estate to appraise the value of the site as a first step toward city purchase of the site for a future North Beach subway station as part of the Central Subway
Supervisor Julie Christensen, with co-sponsorship from Supervisor Scott Wiener, has initiated the process for the City of San Francisco to purchase the site of the former Pagoda Theater to use as a future North Beach station on the Central Subway line. Supervisors Christensen and Wiener have directed the Department of Real Estate to appraise the site, so that the City can enter into negotiations with the property owner.
As a long-time neighborhood advocate for the Central Subway, Supervisor Christensen understands the importance of extending the Central Subway to North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf. Since becoming Supervisor for District 3 in January, Supervisor Christensen — building on the work of her predecessor, Assemblyman David Chiu — has been exploring options for purchasing the Pagoda Theater site to continue the expansion of the Central Subway through the district, and has made many attempts to discuss the purchase of this site from the property owner. The owners of the former Pagoda Theater site have pulled permits to build a development with 19 luxury condos over a large restaurant space.
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