Drew School expansion a goSan Francisco Examiner
August 04, 2009
Not everyone was happy with a decision to demolish a residential building to make way for the expansion of the private Drew School, but the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to reject one appeal and table another, allowing the project to move forward as planned.
The Pacific Heights Residents Association was among those who filed appeals. The board voted unanimously to reject the appeal of the expansion plan’s environmental review.
And the board voted to table the appeal of a special permit to allow for the demolition, in effect allowing the permit to stand.
The school, located at 2901 California St., will demolish a three-story three unit residential building at 1831-1835 Broderick Street. In its place, the plan is to construct a three story theater and classroom building in its place. The new 40 14,800-square-foot building adds to the school’s existing 26,500-sqaure-foot high school building. The addition comes with plans to increase the student body, with the Drew School’s enrollment cap increasing from 250 to 280 students
Some supervisors were angry over the fact that the project would eliminate three rent-controlled living units from The City’s housing stock. Supervisor Chris Daly made an unsuccessful attempt to have the permit be approved with the requirement that the residential building itself be relocated somewhere in the city by the school to preserve the housing units.
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