NIMBY Watch: North Beach Folks Want to Stop/Stall Central Subway Construction – excerpt

It wouldn’t be Monday in San Francisco without a tale of a construction project that someone, somewhere is going to fight tooth and nail to stop. Work is beginning on the North Beach end of the upcoming Central Subway line, which will actually terminate at Stockton and Clay Streets, in Chinatown, just shy of Broadway and North Beach. A coalition of residents and businesspeople in North Beach are looking to protest and delay the construction work at their end, because they’re not seeing any direct benefit coming out of it. You see, instead of an ultimate subway terminus coming out of this project, all they’re going to get is a lot of noise, a disruption of business around Washington Square and Columbus Avenue, and a big ugly hole where tunnel boring machines will be exiting, at Washington Square…


The photo of the projected Chinatown station design leaves one to question whether there is any intention in preserving North Beach’s rich cultural heritage.


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