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No mall on the waterfront

It’s like deja vu all over again on San Francisco’s waterfront. A…

‘By right’ done wrong

Negotiations are underway in Sacramento over housing. Here’s what’s up. San Francisco…

Build affordable housing the right way

Recently, my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors announced a proposal: “Density…

Local politics ought to reflect our community

Last October, I spent many evenings and weekends knocking on doors, handing…

Density done right: The 100 percent affordable alternative

A beloved neighborhood cafe owner recently confided his anxieties to me: “Did…

Affordable housing opportunities limited for non-English speakers

My first year in office, I was approached by a constituent —…

Ideological purity or affordable housing on Bryant Street?

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

New density bonus plan emerges for 100 percent affordable housing projects

San Francisco’s density bonus should apply only to projects that offer entirely…

Once-struggling Asian Art Museum set for major ‘transformation’

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum is set for a major, multi-tiered “transformation”…

The future of Balboa Reservoir: Say no to privatizing public lands

The future of a huge swath of The City is currently up…

In unusual twist amid development boom, Mel’s Drive-In will not be torn down for housing

In an unusual twist in San Francisco’s development boom saga, a longtime…

Planning Commission unanimously approves plans for Uber offices in Mission Bay

Uber offices are heading to Mission Bay. The Planning Commission on Thursday…

Latest housing balance report shows SF still losing affordable homes

San Francisco has gained or approved for construction more than 10,000 affordable…

The ‘affordable housing balance’ just keeps getting worse

The third “Housing Balance Report” from the City Planning Department was quietly…

Armory granted permit despite opposition from neighbors

The San Francisco Armory won a permit to begin operating as a…

Another car-free residential building signals shift away from parking

San Francisco’s development boom is no secret, but a new trend also…

New affordable housing rules head to Planning Commission

Should residential projects already planned in the Mission and South of Market…

Mayor blocks effort to raise transit impact fee for large commercial development

Call it political theater or getting developers to pay their fair share…

Bay Area home sales increase slightly in February

Sales of new and existing homes in the Bay Area last month…

More violations found in Academy of Art buildings

The process of determining how to bring all 40 buildings in San…