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64 Rainey St. deal brokered
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
City Council unanimously approved a deal to turn 64 and 58 Rainey St. into parkland yesterday, after years of battle over the land closest to the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. As part of the deal, developer Sackman Enterprises will be allowed to use 64 Rainey St. as a construction staging area for two years, while construction of a luxury condominium complex at 70 Rainey St. is underway. In return, the developer will pay $400,000 toward a master plan rewrite for the MACC. As the vote neared, Council Member Greg Casar sought – and found – assurance that the parkland could not be revoked by a future City Council.
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