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Planners warp time for Bechtel
SAN FRANCISCO - It's all over but the building for Bechtel Investments Realty Inc., whose 300 Howard St. high-rise proposal won approval last week by the San Francisco Planning Commission.
But the building may take a while.
In a year in which the spectres of five previously approved but unbuilt buildings prompted calls for new rules, giving rise to a proposal to revoke the permits of high-rises that aren't under way within the city's 18-month limit, the commission nonetheless approved a building that probably will take 32 months to get started.
The 5-2 approval Sept. 19 brought an end to this year's acrimonious "beauty contest," which pitted Bechtel …