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(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF’s shrinking population of children raises concern for city planners

An educational presentation on San Francisco's low population of children took place…

 

A rendering of the entrance to One Oak (Image courtesy Build, Inc)

Public comment period nears end for massive One Oak development

A large mixed-use development planned for the corner of Market and Oak…

 

(Photo via Recreation and Parks)

Natural Areas Plan draws opposition over golf course redevelopment, tree removal, off-leash dogs

A hearing today on an ambitious 20-year plan to manage San Francisco's…

 

Housing units are under construction in Mission Bay. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s inclusionary housing rates look for ‘sweet spot’

San Francisco needs more affordable housing, but how much should be mandated…

Housing units are under construction in Mission Bay. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A housing development at 900 Folsom St. in South of Market. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

New SoMa plan could produce $2B for SF

San Francisco hopes to change city rules for part of the South…

A housing development at 900 Folsom St. in South of Market. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

Planning Commission will have two vacancies come next week

The Planning Commission is set to have two vacancies this month following…

San Francisco built fewer new homes in 2015 than in 2014. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Amid housing crisis, net new housing drops in SF for first time in four years

For the first time in four years, the number of new homes…

San Francisco built fewer new homes in 2015 than in 2014. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The Planning Commission is scheduled to initiate an ordinance that includes new requirements for how developers manage transportation in new projects. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)

SF looks to better manage transit plans for new development

Managing transportation options for new development projects in San Francisco could become…

The Planning Commission is scheduled to initiate an ordinance that includes new requirements for how developers manage transportation in new projects. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)
An exterior rendering of the future Uber Headquarters in San Francisco's Mission Bay (Photo courtesy SHoP Architects/Uber)

Planning Commission unanimously approves plans for Uber offices in Mission Bay

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

An exterior rendering of the future Uber Headquarters in San Francisco's Mission Bay (Photo courtesy SHoP Architects/Uber)
The Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss the latest Housing Balance Report on Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Latest housing balance report shows SF still losing affordable homes

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

The Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss the latest Housing Balance Report on Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

The ‘affordable housing balance’ just keeps getting worse

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

The project at 22 Franklin St. will go before the Planning Commission Thursday, March 31. (Rendering courtesy Planning Department)

Another car-free residential building signals shift away from parking

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

The project at 22 Franklin St. will go before the Planning Commission Thursday, March 31. (Rendering courtesy Planning Department)
Some residential projects underway in SoMa and in the Mission may be subject to new affordable housing requirements, prompting some housing advocates to cry foul, saying the new rules could hinder construction. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

New affordable housing rules head to Planning Commission

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

Some residential projects underway in SoMa and in the Mission may be subject to new affordable housing requirements, prompting some housing advocates to cry foul, saying the new rules could hinder construction. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
S.F. Examiner file photo

More violations found in Academy of Art buildings

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

S.F. Examiner file photo
The view from outside of  the 466 Eddy Street building in Tenderloin neighborhood that is under construction and soon to be open as Onsen Holistic Spa & Tea Room. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco could relax massage rules in Tenderloin

A proposed ordinance that would relax requirements for businesses with massage therapy…

The view from outside of  the 466 Eddy Street building in Tenderloin neighborhood that is under construction and soon to be open as Onsen Holistic Spa & Tea Room. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ 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
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

Latest version of Affordable Housing Bonus Program exempts projects that demolish any housing

City planners have further amended elements of a proposed program that aims…

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