The proposed store would be located on a piece of industrial land at 1901 Cesar Chavez St., across from a FedEx distribution center. The parcel is now used by the general contractor Webcor as staging for its construction of the San Francisco General Hospital.
Until 2009, the 50,000-square-foot building on the property was
a printing facility for the Fang family, which owned the Independent and Examiner newspapersthe location of the San Francisco Chronicle's "city plant" printing presses. The paper outsourced its printing business to a Canadian company in 2009.
The 120,000-square-foot store and garden center would be built on a square site bounded by Cesar Chavez Street on the north, Marin Street on the south, Interstate 280 on the east, and Evans Street on the west.
The application comes four years after Home Depot walked away from a controversial site on Bayshore Boulevard that had taken years to entitle. That site was eventually bought by Lowe’s, which currently has a 107,000-square-foot store there.
Before the Bayshore plan, Home Depot was shot down in its efforts to construct a store on the former Schlage Lock land in Visitacion Valley.
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