SAN FRANCISCO — This city's skyline beauty pageant is getting ready to introduce this year's contestants.
The San Francisco Planning Department last month took a look at four candidates vying to erect new structures under the restricted-growth Downtown Plan. And the preliminary review showed the proposed edifices had a little shaping up to do.
Although the official date for Planning Commission review and approval will be later this month, there has been on-going evaluation of the proposals under the city's office-space limit plan. Selection rules that will determine what projects can go ahead include:
--Suitability of the site for an office building.
--Job profile of workers--what types and how many.
--Impact on the master plan.
--Quality of building design.
--Effect of added new space on economic growth and downtown services.
In last month's 53-page check-up, the Planning Department recommended that all four proposed structures should undergo some changes: