Supes vote on Muni substation postponed

The Board of Supervisors postponed a vote Tuesday on whether to buy back an old Muni substation on Fillmore Street from the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, which failed in its plans to transform the vacant building into a well-used jazz facility.

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi said the redevelopment agency needs to hold another meeting on the proposal before the board votes on it. The Board of Supervisors is now scheduled to vote Oct. 6 on the deal.

The redevelopment agency purchased the building, once used to house large electricity-generating turbines for streetcars, from The City in 2003 for $900,000.

The plan was for the agency to convert the building into a jazz center or some other community building.
The agency, however, never found a developer for the project and spent millions that would have gone into the substation transformation on other needs in the area, such as subsidizing new jazz-themed restaurants on Fillmore Street. 

Legislation due to be considered by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday would see the building’s ownership transferred back to The City.
 

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