A Home Depot store planned for San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley may be forcibly scaled back if a proposed zoning change is approved.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Tom Ammiano proposed this week to change the site’s zoning from industrial to low-scale commercial, meaning that Atlanta-based Home Depot would need to keep its store under 50,000 sf. The store, slated for the 13-acre abandoned Schlage Lock and Key factory, is currently proposed to occupy 108,000 sf.

Visitacion Valley activists heralded Ammiano’s proposal, saying the large chain store would become a large visual focus point and ruin the neighborhood. Home Depot reacted by adding apartments and a grocery store to its proposed development, but remained firm on the store’s size. The board will discuss Ammiano’s proposal this fall.

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