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Westside San Francisco, where homes are detached with lawns on four sides in District 7. (Joel P. Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Go west, new housing — within reason

Venture west of Twin Peaks and you will discover something very curious…

Westside San Francisco, where homes are detached with lawns on four sides in District 7. (Joel P. Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Following the demolition of Candlestick Park in July, pictured, development giant Lennar Urban is seeking The City’s approval to construct a new neighborhood that includes housing, retail space, offices and two large-scale venues. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Planning Commission to consider changes to Candlestick Point development

The first major changes to a development agreement for Candlestick Point are…

Following the demolition of Candlestick Park in July, pictured, development giant Lennar Urban is seeking The City’s approval to construct a new neighborhood that includes housing, retail space, offices and two large-scale venues. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Affordable Housing Bonus Program heads to supes for approval

A program that aims to incentivize more below-market-rate housing in new developments…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A change to The City’s Affordable Housing Bonus Program aims to incentivize more below-market-rate housing built in exchange for allowing taller or denser buildings. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner0

Planning Commission questions site eligibility for Affordable Housing Bonus Program

The Planning Commission late Thursday night continued to question a proposed program…

A change to The City’s Affordable Housing Bonus Program aims to incentivize more below-market-rate housing built in exchange for allowing taller or denser buildings. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner0
The Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a seven-story, 62-unit apartment building at Market and 14th streets. Courtesy rendering

Car-free, 62-unit apartment building coming to Upper Market

More than 60 new apartments will soon call the Upper Market neighborhood…

The Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a seven-story, 62-unit apartment building at Market and 14th streets. Courtesy rendering
A Mission Bay development between the San Francisco Bay and Interstate 280 will create 6,000 housing units, including 1,700 moderate- and low-income housing units. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Fate of development incentives on hold until February

San Francisco needs more below--market--rate homes, but enticing developers to build such…

A Mission Bay development between the San Francisco Bay and Interstate 280 will create 6,000 housing units, including 1,700 moderate- and low-income housing units. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco's ever-changing Mission Bay neighborhood is rich with history and potential for the future. (Courtesy Todd Quam 2015/District Development)

Journey with Walk SF through Mission Bay

If there’s one constant in San Francisco, it’s change. Perhaps no place…

San Francisco's ever-changing Mission Bay neighborhood is rich with history and potential for the future. (Courtesy Todd Quam 2015/District Development)
(Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner file photo)

Millions of dollars in Airbnb revenue comes from full-time short-term rentals, study shows

Nearly a third of the revenue generated by San Francisco-based home-sharing giant…

(Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner file photo)

City planners cite challenges in proposed law to regulate chain store subsidiaries

San Francisco is looking to regulate chain store subsidiaries the same way…

A Nob Hill property owner has applied for a hotel permit to operate her three-unit building at 40 Pleasant Street as short-term rentals. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Property owner defends use of three-unit Nob Hill building as short-term rentals

When Jennifer Solomon purchased her three-story Nob Hill apartment building in 1993,…

A Nob Hill property owner has applied for a hotel permit to operate her three-unit building at 40 Pleasant Street as short-term rentals. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The proposed Warriors arena in Mission Bay is located at Third and 16th streets. Courtesy rendering

Top 5 development stories of 2015: housing, hospitals and hearings

It would be an understatement to say housing and development were among…

The proposed Warriors arena in Mission Bay is located at Third and 16th streets. Courtesy rendering
Owners of a vacant church at Fillmore and Fell streets, most recently used as the roller skating disco Church of 8 Wheels, are looking to convert the building into residential units, commercial/retail and community space. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City planners push for below-market-rate housing in church development

As developers scour the nearly 50 square miles of San Francisco for…

Owners of a vacant church at Fillmore and Fell streets, most recently used as the roller skating disco Church of 8 Wheels, are looking to convert the building into residential units, commercial/retail and community space. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Sonoma State University staff archaeologist Kyle Rabellino recovers what looked to be old sewing machine parts and broken pottery from an excavation being done on Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. The artifacts were discovered while workers were digging during construction of the Central Subway. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Archaeologists unearth slice of pre-1906 earthquake Chinatown amid Central Subway construction

Residents and visitors of San Francisco’s eastern neighborhoods in recent years have…

Sonoma State University staff archaeologist Kyle Rabellino recovers what looked to be old sewing machine parts and broken pottery from an excavation being done on Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. The artifacts were discovered while workers were digging during construction of the Central Subway. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Interactive map shows SF median home prices by neighborhood

San Francisco-based Paragon Real Estate Group has released its latest interactive map…

A poll released Wednesday by the South of Market nonprofit development firm Tenants and Owners Development Corp. shows San Francisco voters would support a measure increasing The City's affordable housing requirements of private developers. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Poll shows strong support for June measure to raise affordable housing requirements

San Francisco voters would support a ballot measure as early as next…

A poll released Wednesday by the South of Market nonprofit development firm Tenants and Owners Development Corp. shows San Francisco voters would support a measure increasing The City's affordable housing requirements of private developers. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

UCSF, UC Hastings team up to develop new campus housing for students, faculty

Nearly 1,000 new homes for UC San Francisco and UC Hastings College…

The Planning Commission voted against legislation that would skip the need for conditional use permits. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Planning Commission favors maintaining conditional use process for below-market-rate developments

Legislation that could speed up the production of below-market-rate housing projects by…

The Planning Commission voted against legislation that would skip the need for conditional use permits. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Malia Cohen. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo

Board of Supervisors, hospitals finalize agreement over transit fee

A deal reached with nonprofit hospitals to pay a transit fee was…

Supervisor Malia Cohen. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo
A rendering of San Francisco shows the newly approved high-rise building at 75 Howard St. (Courtesy Steelblue)

Board of Supervisors approves major SoMa developments

Hundreds of new homes are in the pipeline for San Francisco after…

A rendering of San Francisco shows the newly approved high-rise building at 75 Howard St. (Courtesy Steelblue)
The SFUSD has planned for years to build a school at a 2.2-acre site in Mission Bay. But The City's rapidly growing population and projected increase in student enrollment means a bigger location could be needed. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF leaders plan for new school in Mission Bay

City and school district officials have reopened talks of building a new…

The SFUSD has planned for years to build a school at a 2.2-acre site in Mission Bay. But The City's rapidly growing population and projected increase in student enrollment means a bigger location could be needed. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)