February 2, 2009

Confirmed: Noe Valley Whole Foods To Preserve Existing Building

From a reader (emphasis ours):
First thank you for your blog. I live in Noe at the corner of Sanchez and Elizabeth and very much appreciate reading our neighborhood news. As many, I am very interested in the Whole Foods upcoming remodel. I received a notice of hearing from the SF planning dept over the weekend as I live less than 300 ft away from future WF.

I called Elizabeth Watty at the SF planning department to review the WF plans in advance of the public hearing scheduled on Feb 19, 2009.

She was very clear and told me that no other changes than interior remodeling were planned. No changes would be made to either exterior building or parking. The only outside change will be paint color. I hope this helps.

[NVSF: Update: Whole Foods]


Pantograph Trolleypole said...

Do you think they'll build a loft inside to make more room?

Anonymous said...

Well that's a bummer. The one positive aspect I expected from getting a boutique-y grocery store is that they'd make that fugly building somehow look better.

Addison said...

That is really dissapointing that NV is not letting whole foods improve on the architecturally insignificant run of the mill exterior.

Noe Valley, SF said...

It's important to note that Whole Foods has not suggested expanding/changing the lot, but rather has probably learned from the battles fought at 690 Stanyan or the Portrero Hill location. In this economy, can you blame them for "only" renovating an existing building?