File photo: This proposed house was rejected by the Planning Commission.

Harrison Street Condos

The Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the demolition of a two-story, graffiti-covered building and the construction of 20 condos in a four-story complex in its place.

The project, at 2652 Harrison between 22nd and 23rd streets, had no opposition except for some reservations expressed by longtime neighborhood advocate Sue Hestor.

Massage Services Approved for Mission Yoga

Mission Yoga, at 2390 Mission Street, was allowed to add a massage room to its 3,000-square-foot studio.

Mission Yoga’s offerings include Esalen, Thai, Reiki, acupressure, cranial-sacral, Swedish and shiatsu bodywork modalities.

San Jose “Dream Home” Sent Back to the Drawing Board

The Planning Commission asked Adil Shaikh to redesign his house at 353 San Jose Street, between 25th and 26th.

Under the proposal, the existing two-story home would be demolished and a four-story family building would take its place. According to Shaikh, his family would use the proposed 11-bedroom house.

The Planning Commission asked the architect to go back and design a three-story house — one more consistent with others in the neighborhood.

“We’re not saying you can’t do this,” Commissioner Kathrin Moore said. “But we want a more responsive design.”

The commissioners did not answer questions from the building’s current tenants, who want them to preserve an 80-year-old avocado tree in the backyard.

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Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare time he can be found riding his bike around the city, going to Giants games and admiring the Stable building.

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