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Brickyard Developer Told To Consider Views
February 2, 1999



Monday, February 2, 1999
Section: news
Page: A03
Column: City Beat

Shawn Masten

The City Council last week ruled that the developer of a Brickyard Cove office complex will have to consider the concerns of neighbors who worry the buildings will block their views of San Francisco Bay.

Also at the Tuesday meeting, the developer, Bert Clausen, circulated a memo announcing he was dropping plans to build a 59-space parking lot near Brickyard Landing that would have served the complex.

The council voted to include an appeal by Gary and Kathy Schaefer, residents of the Brickyard Landing apartments, in the project's final environmental report. The Schaefers' letter details how the four-story project would block views from about half of Brickyard Landing's apartments and asks that the new office buildings not exceed three stories.

The council's move doesn't guarantee that the height of the buildings will be reduced. But it does compel Clausen to answer the concerns raised in the letter when the project comes up for approval, said Councilman Tom Butt on Friday.

David Ferris