Over 20 projects are changing the Embarcadero from one end to the other. It concerns residents that some of these projects, particularly those with links listed to the right, 1) are very big for their locations, 2) block views of the Bay, 3) tax city services, and 4) are out of character with the waterfront. While many serve a desired purpose, such as the ballpark and cruise terminal, the cumulative effect of all these projects does not seem to have been planned for.
The word "mega" is attached to many. For example, two "mega-restaurants" ('Chronicle' description) dominate Rincon Park, which was originally supposed to have only one eatery. Even the billboards and works of art are now five or six stories high.
The Rincon Point Neighbors Association is tracking these projects, particularly those listed to the right. The organization is not anti-development and has only opposed a few of the projects.
The links to the right will provide more information and views of the projects and indicate when citizen action is required.