Does Mills make sense?
Peskin measure gives supervisors an early say over a controversial waterfront development
By Steven T. Jones
It wasn't supposed to go like this.
When Virginia-based mall developer Mills Corp. used political pressure by then-mayor Willie Brown and a partnership with the YMCA to narrowly win Port of San Francisco approval, in 2001, for the exclusive right to build a shopping center and office park at Piers 27-31, the project was supposed to slide right through.
The Board of Supervisors was effectively cut out. All that elected body
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