- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 4, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco residents have overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure giving voters a say in development projects along a 7 ½ mile stretch of the city’s waterfront.

Proposition B - which says any development proposal above current height limits should go to voters for approval - won approval from more than 59 percent of voters in Tuesday’s election.

Those height limits usually range between 40 and 105 feet.

Prop. B would apply to the whole waterfront and is likely to affect proposed projects like the San Francisco Giants’ building plans near AT&T; Park in the city’s South Beach neighborhood.

Backers of the measure - including former Mayor Art Agnos - had argued that it was necessary because of increasing efforts by politically connected developers to build taller buildings on the waterfront.

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