From reading the article it doesn't sound like NIMBYs were the ones throwing up roadblocks. The reporting said that the project had wide support by those living in the area. The opposition is from the grocery workers' union local who object to Whole Foods (and Amazon) not being union shops. So, they wouldn't care about it being in this particular "back yard", they don't want Whole Foods building/expanding anywhere.the WF has been
blocked by NIMBYs, possibly for *years*:
The online permit record shows an inspection from the end of January (2021-01-20), so it's possible that there is activity on the build for this location. If anyone should be in the area and has some time to spare, go poking around to see if there's anything to see. Be aware though, there's a series of parking lots there (and more than one level for some of them), so it may take a while to be sure to have covered the place.
Some additional photos I received via DM. There are preliminary markings where the stalls will be placed. It looks like there will be Superchargers on multiple floors, as the shipping order on the cabinet (photo 2) says only 4 of the cabinets were shipped to the "top".
I will never understand why people dump their stuff/remodel the garage to be a multipurpose room etc. Being not from the US originally and seeing you guys have garages here had and still have me drooling over them.This site is most welcomed and will be very busy!!! SF folks have it tough. Garages are mostly used as storage so I dunno how people charge.
The packing list shows 4 V3 cabinets, 16 V2/V3 posts and what could potentially be urban supercharger posts, although there is no mention of V2 cabinets to power them.
I wonder if this site is an indication that new 72kW urban superchargers are on the way out. This high power site will surely be dominated by local users. And to think there was a time not too many years ago when Elon said Superchargers were not going to be provided for commuters.
The packing list is folded, so the V2 cabinets may be mentioned at the bottom half of it. Another possibility is a new type of cabinets based on V3 technology for urban chargers that will be more cost effective than V2 cabinets.
I think this site will be a mix of V3 and urban stalls, which makes sense in this location. If you come to shop at Target, V3 might be too fast.