Tim Colen

The Brisbane Baylands plan would convert a 680-acre parcel in Brisbane into a mixed-use development with housing, retail and office space. (Courtesy Brisbane Baylands)

Brisbane’s predicament: Council must choose between city, citizens

Consider the plight of Brisbane, San Francisco’s small neighbor just across the…

The Brisbane Baylands plan would convert a 680-acre parcel in Brisbane into a mixed-use development with housing, retail and office space. (Courtesy Brisbane Baylands)
City officials have pulled their support from an affordable housing plan for seniors at the site of the Forest Hill Christian Church.  (File photo by Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

We need housing fairness in San Francisco

San Francisco’s housing crisis is the result of two connected factors: increased…

City officials have pulled their support from an affordable housing plan for seniors at the site of the Forest Hill Christian Church.  (File photo by Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Brisbane is ready to approve a project that creates space for a large number of new jobs, but ignores the issue of where its workers are supposed to live or how far they’ll need to drive to get to there. (Courtesy photo)

Why housing in Brisbane matters to the region

A lot of attention has been focused recently on sleepy little Brisbane,…

Brisbane is ready to approve a project that creates space for a large number of new jobs, but ignores the issue of where its workers are supposed to live or how far they’ll need to drive to get to there. (Courtesy photo)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Mayor’s veto could improve housing

There’s a high-stakes chess game playing out in the state Capitol that…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Rendering of 2000 Bryant St. (Courtesy BDE Architecture)

Ideological purity or affordable housing on Bryant Street?

An important housing proposal in the Mission District is seeking its permit…

Rendering of 2000 Bryant St. (Courtesy BDE Architecture)

Strange path to density bonuses

San Francisco, known for its varied neighborhoods, has seen them convulsed recently…