Presidio of San Francisco

San Francisco's Presidio Faces Challenges Over Development

September 9, 2008, 2:08 pm
Even in a city where public meetings can become a contact sport, few places generate as much passion as the Presidio, site of the city's birthplace and one of its most beloved public spaces. So there was little surprise when public outrage erupted after the trust that operates the sprawling former military post announced this year that it planned to build an upscale hotel and massive art museum at the heart of the Presidio.