Banquet hall slated to open in the Outer Richmond

A banquet hall will be allowed to open on a quiet stretch of Balboa Street in the Outer Richmond neighborhood, despite the concerns of some neighbors.

The vacant single-story building at 34th Avenue will be rented out for social events to religious groups and other organizations.

The yellow, 85-year old, wood-framed building was used for jazz events from the 1960s until the 1980s, but more recently it housed a religious organization.

After neighbors complained to The City about anticipated traffic, noise and safety problems caused by the proposed opening of the Magdalena Banquet Hall, city planning commissioners on Thursday approved its opening but imposed a handful of operating conditions.

The new tenants will be required to commission a report on the building’s soundproofing by an acoustics expert and events will not be allowed before noon on Sundays.

Some Outer Richmond neighbors railed against the proposal during the two-hour commission hearing.

After the commission voted 4-1 to conditionally approve the project, Chairman Ron Miguel urged the new tenants and their opponents to “keep talking to each other” to avoid future conflicts.

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