San Francisco residents opposed to plan for to hold concerts at The Armory

Some San Francisco residents are opposed to a plan for to hold concerts at The Armory, with some saying they witnessed urination and sex in building entryways. (KGO-TV) shoots its erotic films at The Armory on the corner of 14th and Mission streets. Now, new plans call for an expansion for concerts, but some neighbors say no way.

The fortress has historically kept people out, while made adult movies beyond the brick walls.

But now, the owners want to invite as many as 4,000 people in for concerts until as late as 2 a.m. “I thought it was cool because they already had a couple headliners which I was interested in,” Daniel Contreas said.

The venue has hosted parties and concerts in the past, which its allowed to do with one night event permits.

But some neighbors didn’t like what they heard and saw. “I think the neighbors are having a really hard time trusting the venue operators and owners,” Deputy Director of San Francisco Entertainment Commission Maggie Weiland said.

The San Francisco Entertainment Commission has received dozens of written complaints…

Heavy traffic and a lack of parking also have people concerned.

But, the planning commission and the police department have already signed off on the permit. “It’s very unlikely that the commission would outright deny a permit application because they have the ability to condition the permit in many ways,” Weiland said.

Conditions that could limit the days and hours of concerts.. (more)

UPDATE: Armory granted permit despite opposition from neighbors.


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