Planning

Roberta Bechtel, left, and Carol Dimmick have been instrumental in making improvements in San Francisco’s Triangle Park. (Courtesy photo)

How to win neighborhoods and influence City Hall

There’s a reason Christopher Guest mockumentaries and fictional TV shows like “Schitt’s…

 

Legislation introduced by Mayor London Breed is intended to streamline permitting and reduce the fees needed for small businesses to open in San Francisco. <ins>(Jordi Molina/ Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Mayor’s Small Business Recovery Act survives tight vote from Planning Commission

Desire to act quickly wins out, moving sweeping changes in regulations one step closer to approval

 

A proposed project would add dozens of housing units at 468 Turk St. 
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Tenderloin residents push back on group housing project proposals

Advocates call for larger units to draw families, counter large number of SROs in neighborhood

 

A woman jogs past Serenity Wellness Spa on Union Street on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Legislation would ease permitting requirements for massage businesses

Supervisor Ronen proposes lifting conditional use permit requirement in many parts of The City

A woman jogs past Serenity Wellness Spa on Union Street on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Hunters Point homeowners Theo and Victoria Ellington are among plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Hunters Point developers Lennar Corporation and FivePoint Holdings.<ins></ins>

Hunters Point Shipyard residents settle with developer after cleanup scandal

Developers of the Hunters Point Shipyard have agreed to pay $6.3 million…

Hunters Point homeowners Theo and Victoria Ellington are among plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Hunters Point developers Lennar Corporation and FivePoint Holdings.<ins></ins>
The Grubstake Diner on Pine Street will be replaced with a mixed-use development that will include a larger restaurant space. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

Planning Commission to vote on appeal of mixed-use project at Grubstake Diner site

By Carrie Sisto Revised plans to erect an eight-story mixed-use building at…

  • Mar 17, 2021
The Grubstake Diner on Pine Street will be replaced with a mixed-use development that will include a larger restaurant space. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
An auto body shop at 1201 Valencia St. will be replaced with a mixed-use housing and retail project. (Carrie Sisto/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Valencia Street mixed-use project approved with 24 units of housing

By Carrie Sisto Special to the S.F. Examiner A proposed 24-unit, mixed-use…

  • Mar 12, 2021
An auto body shop at 1201 Valencia St. will be replaced with a mixed-use housing and retail project. (Carrie Sisto/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted changes to The City's streets including Slow Streets closures to increase open space access and the Shared Spaces program, which allows businesses to use public right-of-ways for dining, retail and services. (Examiner illustration)

COVID is reshaping the streets of San Francisco

Walk down Page Street, which is closed to thru-traffic, and you might…

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted changes to The City's streets including Slow Streets closures to increase open space access and the Shared Spaces program, which allows businesses to use public right-of-ways for dining, retail and services. (Examiner illustration)
A Muni N-Judah shuttle bus passes UCSF Parnassus on Irving Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

How can UCSF house its new workers?

By Fernando Martí and Peter Cohen Healthcare infrastructure has long been a…

A Muni N-Judah shuttle bus passes UCSF Parnassus on Irving Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A sign about proposed development of the bluff at Thornton State Beach in Daly City on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Retreat center proposed at popular state beach

Daly City residents oppose construction on ocean bluffs

A sign about proposed development of the bluff at Thornton State Beach in Daly City on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The entrance to the UCSF Medical Sciences and School of Nursing at the Parnassus campus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Community groups suing in effort to stop UCSF Parnassus expansion

Three community groups are filing lawsuits in an attempt to stop the…

The entrance to the UCSF Medical Sciences and School of Nursing at the Parnassus campus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A building with a Police Credit Union branch at 2550 Irving St. in the Sunset is slated to be redeveloped into affordable housing.
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

The Sunset District needs affordable housing

Irving Street project will help working class families stay in community

A building with a Police Credit Union branch at 2550 Irving St. in the Sunset is slated to be redeveloped into affordable housing.
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

We can’t afford a UCSF expansion that makes the city’s housing crisis worse

By Kathryn Lybarger A proposal to dramatically expand the UC San Francisco…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Some people are concerned that University of California, San Francisco’s expansion at its Parnassus campus could cause an undesirable increase in the number of riders on Muni’s N-Judah line.<ins></ins>

Will UCSF’s $20 million pledge to SFMTA offset traffic woes?

An even more crowded N-Judah plus increased congestion ahead cause concern

Some people are concerned that University of California, San Francisco’s expansion at its Parnassus campus could cause an undesirable increase in the number of riders on Muni’s N-Judah line.<ins></ins>
UCSF is planning a major expansion at its Parnassus Heights campus in District 5 that will add an additional 1.5 million square feet. (Courtesy photo)

Preston calls for hearing on UCSF Inner Sunset expansion

Supervisor Dean Preston on Tuesday called for a hearing on the planned…

UCSF is planning a major expansion at its Parnassus Heights campus in District 5 that will add an additional 1.5 million square feet. (Courtesy photo)
Part of the proposed site for SF Giants' Mission Rock project is shown in San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants’ Mission Rock development to name streets after Maya Angelou, Toni Stone

The San Francisco Giants’ Mission Rock waterfront development, which is about to…

Part of the proposed site for SF Giants' Mission Rock project is shown in San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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

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)
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…

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

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)
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)