Planning

An 85-unit housing project is planned for the west side of Third Street between Innes and Jerrold avenues. (Courtesy image)

SF agency approves 85-unit housing development on Third Street

Latest OCII data shows 20,782 applied for 359 affordable housing units

An 85-unit housing project is planned for the west side of Third Street between Innes and Jerrold avenues. (Courtesy image)
The Academy of Art University main campus building at 79 New Montgomery Street on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Advocates say Academy of Art deal ignores needs of students with disabilities

The needs of students with disabilities are being ignored in a proposed…

The Academy of Art University main campus building at 79 New Montgomery Street on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayors Ed Lee and London Breed both put forward executive directives aimed at streamlining the approval process for accessory dwelling units in an effort to ease the housing crisis and encourage greater density in residential neighborhoods.                                 Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner

ADUs for me and you

Whether you agree with Bernie Sanders that Apple “helped create the housing…

Mayors Ed Lee and London Breed both put forward executive directives aimed at streamlining the approval process for accessory dwelling units in an effort to ease the housing crisis and encourage greater density in residential neighborhoods.                                 Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner
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Supes approve Mayor Breed’s appointee to the Planning Commission

Long-time land use attorney Susan Diamond was approved Tuesday to become San…

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A vacant storefront at 42nd Avenue and Irving Street in the Sunset District is slated to become a restaurant called Palm City Wines. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Confusion over planning codes nearly kills Sunset District restaurant project

A San Francisco couple that dreamed of serving the community they live…

A vacant storefront at 42nd Avenue and Irving Street in the Sunset District is slated to become a restaurant called Palm City Wines. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Planning Department staffer seeking director’s position

Planning Department staffer seeking director’s position

Planning Department veteran Miriam Chion has submitted an application to fill the…

Planning Department staffer seeking director’s position
San Francisco Planning Department Director John Rahaim announced his resignation in September. (Courtesy photo)

SF community, tenant groups want an “equity champion” to head planning department

More than a dozen community and tenants rights groups are urging the…

San Francisco Planning Department Director John Rahaim announced his resignation in September. (Courtesy photo)
Renovations give Tenderloin public housing tenants a ‘beautiful’ new home

Renovations give Tenderloin public housing tenants a ‘beautiful’ new home

During a recent visit, friends of District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney told…

Renovations give Tenderloin public housing tenants a ‘beautiful’ new home
Despite community pushback, city moves ahead with large residential development in Excelsior

Despite community pushback, city moves ahead with large residential development in Excelsior

The San Francisco Planning Commission on Thursday advanced a 193-unit residential project…

Despite community pushback, city moves ahead with large residential development in Excelsior
New limits proposed on extended-stay rentals

New limits proposed on extended-stay rentals

Legislation introduced Tuesday aims to regulate a growing trend of companies leasing…

New limits proposed on extended-stay rentals
Supervisor Catherine Stefani on Monday said the 744 units of housing in the 3333 California St. project were “acceptable, warranted and desired.” (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Large Laurel Heights development advances toward final approval

Proposed mixed-use project faces multiple appeals, continued opposition from neighbors

Supervisor Catherine Stefani on Monday said the 744 units of housing in the 3333 California St. project were “acceptable, warranted and desired.” (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
The Planning Commission oversees The City’s Planning Department and decides what gets built in San Francisco. ( Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)

High workload and low pay leave Planning Commission roles out of reach for many

Planning commissioners might just have one of San Francisco’s hardest jobs. The…

The Planning Commission oversees The City’s Planning Department and decides what gets built in San Francisco. ( Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed and community leaders tour the newly restored senior housing complex at 1296 Shotwell St. on Friday, Oct. 11, while promoting upcoming affordable housing Prop. A. The Shotwell project was funded in part with funds from the 2015 affordable housing bond. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Mission District senior project demonstrates value of affordable housing bond

Mayor London Breed has been working to win approval for a $600…

Mayor London Breed and community leaders tour the newly restored senior housing complex at 1296 Shotwell St. on Friday, Oct. 11, while promoting upcoming affordable housing Prop. A. The Shotwell project was funded in part with funds from the 2015 affordable housing bond. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed appointed Sue Diamond to replace Rich Hillis on the Planning Commission Wednesday Oct. 9, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor appoints Sue Diamond to Planning Commission

Land use and real estate attorney Sue Diamond has been appointed to…

Mayor London Breed appointed Sue Diamond to replace Rich Hillis on the Planning Commission Wednesday Oct. 9, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Gordon Mar on Friday announced the purchase of a Taraval Street property through The City’s Small Sites program. The purchase preserved the home of tenants including Zhen Ying Lee, far left, and Ming Young Lee, second from left. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Community leaders move to ‘aggressively’ preserve affordable housing in the Sunset

Ming Young Lee said she felt her heart burst into her chest…

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Gordon Mar on Friday announced the purchase of a Taraval Street property through The City’s Small Sites program. The purchase preserved the home of tenants including Zhen Ying Lee, far left, and Ming Young Lee, second from left. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
A man walks past the old Valente Marini Perata and Co. funeral home at 4840 Mission St., which is set to become the site of a 137-unit affordable housing project. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

$83M Mission Street affordable housing project closer to breaking ground

After a setback and redesigns, a more than 130-unit affordable housing project…

A man walks past the old Valente Marini Perata and Co. funeral home at 4840 Mission St., which is set to become the site of a 137-unit affordable housing project. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tenants get new protections under recently passed state legislation. (Courtesy photo)

How San Francisco can fix a glaring loophole in California tenants rights legislation

State law gives new protections, but there’s still more to be done

Tenants get new protections under recently passed state legislation. (Courtesy photo)
Planning Commissioner Rich Hillis steps down to seek role as department head

Planning Commissioner Rich Hillis steps down to seek role as department head

San Francisco Planning Commissioner Richard Hillis has resigned from his post and…

Planning Commissioner Rich Hillis steps down to seek role as department head
Residents who moved to Treasure Island after a 2011 development agreement was signed do not currently have tenant protections that give them the option of moving into new development. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Treasure Island residents could win new displacement protections

Supervisor working to give all current residents a chance to move into new development

Residents who moved to Treasure Island after a 2011 development agreement was signed do not currently have tenant protections that give them the option of moving into new development. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Planning Department director to step down

Planning Department director to step down

San Francisco Planning Department Director John Rahaim will retire from the post…

Planning Department director to step down