Planning

The main entrance to the Department of Public Health building at 101 Grove St. The department is planning to move out of the building because it is seismically unsafe. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors approve $150M to relocate Public Health Department, replace hospital chillers

Board OKs mayoral appointment of Rachael Tanner to Planning Commission

 

Rachael Tanner, left, testifies virtually before the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee Monday, October 19, 2020. (SFGOV courtesy art)

Rachael Tanner set to become SF’s next Planning Commissioner

Rachael Tanner is expected to serve as the newest member of the…

 

A request to renew the lease for a gas station on city-owned land at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue has turned out to be unexpectedly conroversial. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Vote postponed on controversial gas station lease on public land

A decision on whether to extend a gas station lease on public…

 

Twin Peaks Auto Care at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue is seeking an extension of its lease on the city-owned site. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

District 7 candidates weigh in on lease with gas station on public land

A controversial proposal to extend a gas station lease on city-owned land…

Twin Peaks Auto Care at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue is seeking an extension of its lease on the city-owned site. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The owners of a tenancy-in-common building at 424-434 Francisco St. in North Beach are seeking approval for a condo conversion. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Old eviction battle revived as building owners seek condo conversion

Low-income and elderly tenants fought eviction from North Beach property more than a decade ago

The owners of a tenancy-in-common building at 424-434 Francisco St. in North Beach are seeking approval for a condo conversion. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Twin Peaks Auto Care at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue is seeking a 25-year lease renewal for its site, which is on city-owned land.                                Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

Critics blast proposed decades-long lease with gas station on public land

Proposal moves to full Board of Supervisors for vote despite objections

Twin Peaks Auto Care at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue is seeking a 25-year lease renewal for its site, which is on city-owned land.                                Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
A vacant site on Stanyan Street that once housed a McDonald’s currently holds a safe camping site and will eventually be replaced by affordable housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

YIMBY organizing wins in the Haight-Ashbury

By Corey Smith The recent declaration by Supervisor Preston supporting the maximum…

A vacant site on Stanyan Street that once housed a McDonald’s currently holds a safe camping site and will eventually be replaced by affordable housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Breed nominates Palo Alto city planner Rachael Tanner to the Planning Commission

Breed nominates Palo Alto city planner Rachael Tanner to the Planning Commission

Mayor London Breed has named Rachael Tanner to serve on the Planning…

Breed nominates Palo Alto city planner Rachael Tanner to the Planning Commission
SoMa supportive housing project on former federal property breaks ground

SoMa supportive housing project on former federal property breaks ground

San Francisco city officials on Thursday broke ground on a new supportive…

SoMa supportive housing project on former federal property breaks ground
Plans for new Flower Mart in Potrero Hill approved

Plans for new Flower Mart in Potrero Hill approved

The famed San Francisco Flower Mart’s new home in Potrero Hill was…

Plans for new Flower Mart in Potrero Hill approved
The MTC approved a plan Wednesday to require large employers to have at least 60 percent of employees working from home in order to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area’s future could include a lot more remote work

Regional planning agency approved long-term work-from-home strategy to reduce emissions

The MTC approved a plan Wednesday to require large employers to have at least 60 percent of employees working from home in order to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Twin Peaks Auto Care at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue is described as a neighborhood “institution.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF may extend gas station lease on public land for 25 years

In eco-friendly San Francisco — a city with an ongoing housing crisis…

Twin Peaks Auto Care at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue is described as a neighborhood “institution.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Port Commission backs 850-unit development plan for Piers 30-32

Port Commission backs 850-unit development plan for Piers 30-32

Critics argue project may require voter approval under Prop. B

Port Commission backs 850-unit development plan for Piers 30-32
Ingka Centres, real estate partner of Swedish furniture giant IKEA, has purchased the long-vacant building at 945 Market St. (Courtesy IKEA)

Market Musings: IKEA to the rescue?

Mayor Breed is among supporters of the retail giant moving to 945 Market St.

Ingka Centres, real estate partner of Swedish furniture giant IKEA, has purchased the long-vacant building at 945 Market St. (Courtesy IKEA)
A T Third Street MUNI train approaches the platform on 3rd and Mariposa streets. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
A T Third Street MUNI train approaches the platform on 3rd and Mariposa streets. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
Supervisors approve three reappointments to the Planning Commission

Supervisors approve three reappointments to the Planning Commission

Two mayoral reappointments to the Planning Commission and one reappointment by the…

Supervisors approve three reappointments to the Planning Commission
Millicent Johnson announced on Thursday, July 30 that she was stepping down from her position on the Planning Commission. (Courtesy photo)

Planning Commissioner steps down, giving Mayor Breed another vacancy to fill

Millicent Johnson departing to move to Oakland, start a philanthropic organization

Millicent Johnson announced on Thursday, July 30 that she was stepping down from her position on the Planning Commission. (Courtesy photo)
The Columbus Tower building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Francis Ford Coppola to turn part of landmark Columbus Tower into boutique hotel

Famed ‘Godfather’ director speaks about North Beach plans at local hearing

The Columbus Tower building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A 100-percent affordable housing complex at 1990 Folsom St. is one under construction by the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Funding for affordable housing expected to fall short of needs

San Francisco needs $517 million annually to reach its affordable housing goals,…

A 100-percent affordable housing complex at 1990 Folsom St. is one under construction by the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco residents invited to provide input on the Bay Area of 2050

San Francisco residents invited to provide input on the Bay Area of 2050

San Francisco residents are invited to give their input on the Bay…

San Francisco residents invited to provide input on the Bay Area of 2050