San Fran Panel Punts Vote On $200M Archstone Project

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 5:37 PM EST) -- In a roundabout win for the Sierra Club, the San Francisco planning commission postponed a vote Thursday for the environmental report of a long-delayed $200 million mixed-use project proposed by Archstone after a commissioner was forced to recuse himself.

Commissioner Rich Hillis, who is on the staff of a local center that could profit from the closure of an exhibition center currently on the property, recused himself after consulting with the city attorney. The decision inadvertently played to the favor of the local Sierra Club, whose...
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