Building plans gussied up for S.F.'s 'beauty contest'
The annual battle over San Francisco's allocation for office space has heated up. Four of five developers competing for the right to build new offices in San Francisco have submitted "supplemental information" to the city's planning department in an effort to win over the planning commissioners.
With their paperwork and glossy pictures, the developers promote their projects, promising to do everything from provide jobs for disadvantaged groups and office space for nonprofits to offering open space and artwork.
The reason is simple. The planning commission is set to parcel out in April the office …