San Francisco supervisors on June 25, 2019 approved turning a parking lot near Piers 30 into a navigation center that with 200 beds for homeless people.

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Judge Allows Homeless Shelter On Embarcadero To Move Ahead

Tim Ryan
July 19, 2019 - 8:29 am

Opponents of a homeless shelter along San Francisco's waterfront lost another legal battle Thursday when a Sacramento judge refused to halt the project. 

Superior Court Judge James Arguelles denied a request to issue a temporary restraining order that would have stopped construction on the Navigation Center, which will eventually house 200 homeless people along the Embarcadero. Instead, he approved a motion by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera to move the matter back to court in San Francisco. 

The legal argument by the Safe Embarcadero for All group of opponents alleges that city officials failed to get approval from the State Lands Commission which regulates development along the shoreline. 

The Port Commission and Board of Supervisors have approved the project.

The property for the shelter is a port parking lot near the Bay Bridge.