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Brendan P. Bartholomew/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe "Transit Village" project would construct townhomes and single-family dwellings on a 1.7-acre parcel of former farmland.

Some neighbors object to proposed transit village on farmland parcel

One of the last remaining patches of South San Francisco farmland may…

Brendan P. Bartholomew/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe "Transit Village" project would construct townhomes and single-family dwellings on a 1.7-acre parcel of former farmland.
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerFlower Mart developer Kilroy

Flower Mart developer announces new deal but opponents cry foul

The short but contentious fight over the future of the San Francisco…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerFlower Mart developer Kilroy
Mike Koozmin/The s.f. ExaminerStartupHouse at 934 Howard St. has a ground-level common area and bunk beds on another. There has been at least one formal complaint.

Some tech communes in SF play by the rules

The Negev tech communes may be among the most violation-filled operations of…

Mike Koozmin/The s.f. ExaminerStartupHouse at 934 Howard St. has a ground-level common area and bunk beds on another. There has been at least one formal complaint.
Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner file photoResidents walk through the open area where stone sculptures decorate the renovated Valencia Gardens public housing development in the Mission district during the opening celebration Nov. 20

Children in dilapidated public housing in SF visit ER more often, study shows

It’s well known that living in public housing in San Francisco can…

Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner file photoResidents walk through the open area where stone sculptures decorate the renovated Valencia Gardens public housing development in the Mission district during the opening celebration Nov. 20
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerVenn on Market

Middle-class housing in SF lags behind homes for rich or poor

If construction trends in San Francisco in the past year continue, much…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerVenn on Market
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoMost of The City's recent construction boom has been concentrated in the eastside of The City

Mission housing battle is missing the larger point

Grandma's old sayings were riddles I solved while trying to finish a…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoMost of The City's recent construction boom has been concentrated in the eastside of The City
Gabrielle Lurie/special to the s.f. examinerThe property at 200 12th St. — now The Negev Twelfth — is a combo live-work space geared to tech workers that was leased from the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp.

First Negev tech commune in SF also faced legal problems

Each of the three Negev tech communes in San Francisco has run…

Gabrielle Lurie/special to the s.f. examinerThe property at 200 12th St. — now The Negev Twelfth — is a combo live-work space geared to tech workers that was leased from the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerAlon Gutman

Legal problems continue for two Negev tech communes in SF

Two tech communes that are part of The Negev properties are facing…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerAlon Gutman
MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOShipbuilding and heavy industry were the dominant uses for Pier 70 over several decades

Pier 70 ready to write new chapter, but not before environmental cleanup of historic land

The nearly 70-acre portion of San Francisco’s waterfront known as Pier 70…

MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOShipbuilding and heavy industry were the dominant uses for Pier 70 over several decades
Courtesy Butler Armsden ArchitectsDue to  information sent to an outdated address

Construction near SF school highlights need for dialogue between Planning Department, SFUSD

A rise in student enrollment is not the only reason the Planning…

Courtesy Butler Armsden ArchitectsDue to  information sent to an outdated address
Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerGalina

Tenants in mixed-use buildings face unique eviction risk

Visitors to Michael and Galina Fridman's home walk by a TV repair…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerGalina
Mike koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoSome tenants of The Negev Sixth have filed complaints about unsecure doors

SRO tenants’ tales tell scary story

Craigslist ads, Facebook posts and The Negev's own website tout 219 Sixth…

Mike koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoSome tenants of The Negev Sixth have filed complaints about unsecure doors
MIke Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerA developer bought a Goodwill site at Mission Street and Van Ness Avenue for $66 million. It will be converted into an 18-story government office building and 550 housing units.

City to build $327M, 18-story government office building

San Francisco's plan to construct a $327 million, 18-story government office building…

MIke Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerA developer bought a Goodwill site at Mission Street and Van Ness Avenue for $66 million. It will be converted into an 18-story government office building and 550 housing units.
MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERThe median home price in the San Francisco metro area is just more than $1 million

Report: SF is nation’s least affordable home-buying market

Those in the middle class, that shrinking and ever malleable American identifier,…

MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERThe median home price in the San Francisco metro area is just more than $1 million
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe Mel’s Drive-In on Geary Boulevard

Environmental review launched for mixed-use building at Mel’s Drive-In site

The last original Mel's Drive-In restaurant in San Francisco is one step…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe Mel’s Drive-In on Geary Boulevard
Gabrielle Lurie/special to the S.f. ExaminerGum Gee Lee

Evictee tours renovated former SF apartment

The first thing Gum Gee Lee, 75, did when she stepped into…

Gabrielle Lurie/special to the S.f. ExaminerGum Gee Lee
Mike Koozmin/THe S.f. ExaminerTo rebuild the seawall along The Embarcadero would take an estimated $5 billion. Without some sort of a fix

SF’s waterfront land could be soaked by sea-level rise in just decades

San Francisco Bay waters are projected to rise as much as 6…

Mike Koozmin/THe S.f. ExaminerTo rebuild the seawall along The Embarcadero would take an estimated $5 billion. Without some sort of a fix
MIKE koozmin/the s.f. examinerSonja Trauss

Pro-development activist group SFBARF agitates for more housing

Sonja Trauss is an energetic 33-year-old math teacher from Philadelphia who moved…

MIKE koozmin/the s.f. examinerSonja Trauss
Courtesy renderingThe new location of the Mexican Museum at 706 Mission St. — which will take up four stories — will be able to display art that the museum was not previously able to display.

Mexican Museum reveals interior design for permanent site

Galleries, rotating exhibitions, an education center, an auditorium and a restaurant. Those…

Courtesy renderingThe new location of the Mexican Museum at 706 Mission St. — which will take up four stories — will be able to display art that the museum was not previously able to display.

SF backs project to house homeless veterans

More homeless veterans could have a roof over their heads in downtown…