SF Planning Commission Meeting

Agenda

On the agenda:

  • Certification of the FEIR for 801 Brannan St/One Henry Adams St plan to demolish Concourse Exhibition Hall and build 824 residential units, 54,598 square feet of retail space, and 866 parking spaces

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