Planning

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
Balboa Reservoir project appeal filed by CCSF community members

Balboa Reservoir project appeal filed by CCSF community members

An appeal of the Balboa Reservoir project’s environmental review filed by City…

Balboa Reservoir project appeal filed by CCSF community members
The Warriors are proposing a hotel and condo project next door to Chase Center. (Courtesy photo)

Warriors hotel and condo complex wins initial approval

A city commission overseeing the redevelopment of Mission Bay unanimously approved the…

The Warriors are proposing a hotel and condo project next door to Chase Center. (Courtesy photo)
The Warriors are proposing to build a hotel and condominium complex next to the Chase Center. (Courtesy rendering)

Warriors hotel and condo proposal faces key vote

Complex would have 129 hotel rooms, 20,000-square feet of retail and 21 condominiums on top floors

The Warriors are proposing to build a hotel and condominium complex next to the Chase Center. (Courtesy rendering)
The Lucky Penny at Masonic Avenue and Geary Boulevard closed in 2015. The site is set to be redeveloped into housing.                                 Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

Project wins approval at Lucky Penny site with no affordable housing

Development was originally slated to include 23 percent below-market units

The Lucky Penny at Masonic Avenue and Geary Boulevard closed in 2015. The site is set to be redeveloped into housing.                                 Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner