CJM to work with high-rise developers

The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s chief operating officer says she will work with developers of a controversial proposed high-rise, to be located next to the San Francisco museum in Jessie Square.

The proposed 550-foot tower will offer residential housing; the Mexican Museum will occupy the first two floors. Recently, San Francisco Chronicle columnist John King blasted the project for its height, writing that it would dominate the plaza and cast a shadow over it much of the time.

Denise Childs, the CJM’s interim director, said her museum “is proud of its contribution to the Yerba Buena neighborhood and looks forward to working with all of our neighbors and Millennium Partners to finalize a plan that supports and sustains the vitality and success of Jessie Square, considers community concerns and provides a new home to the Mexican Museum.”

The project is still in the process of obtaining city approval.