Planning

Slow approval process not only obstacle for city housing goals

Plans for close to 45,000 potential homes are currently approved in San…

Tensions over Mission District gentrification flare at hearing on 16th Street project

The developers of a controversial Mission District housing project have offered opponents…

Tax on vacant housing, storefronts proposed for November ballot

Plans are in the works to place a vacancy tax on the…

San Francisco seeks to get a handle on its inventory of vacant storefronts

To the detriment of commercial corridors, San Francisco doesn’t actually know how…

Wiener introduces bill to make state roads safer for cyclists, pedestrians

San Francisco, like many California cities, has state-owned highways that serve as…

Lawsuit alleges cronyism in city Fillmore Heritage Center deal

A Fillmore District businessman who made four attempts to purchase the long-vacant…

Why electric cars make sense for Uber, Lyft drivers in San Francisco

On a recent cold, San Francisco day, Marcel Espia picked me up…

Select cannabis businesses to get a second shot at retail permits

San Francisco may bend the rules for a dozen medical marijuana sites…

Planning Commission approves SOMA housing development despite community concerns over park shadow

UPDATED 5:45 P.M.: The Planning Commission narrowly approved a SoMa housing development…

Transbay developer still on the hook for promised grocery store

A Transbay developer failed to convince a city commission Tuesday to release…

City seeking proposals for former Haight Street McDonald’s site

A request for proposals issued Monday for the temporary use of the…

San Francisco cannot solve the Bay Area’s affordable housing crisis on its own

In the Follow the Money column published April 29, I argued that…

SF to release Transbay housing developer from grocery store commitment

A developer is asking The City for permission to drop plans to…

Judson True tapped as Breed’s new director of housing delivery

Mayor London Breed announced Thursday she has tapped Judson True to serve…

Settlement expected in long-running Market Street tenant eviction fight

A settlement agreement is expected as soon as next month in a…

Sweeping regional housing plan under construction

An ambitious regional housing plan aiming to create 35,000 new housing units…

Nonprofits could get first dibs on multi-unit buildings

Affordable housing nonprofits could get first crack at buying multi-unit buildings under…

Ban on tech cafeterias dropped in favor of special permit requirement

San Francisco abandoned a proposal to ban tech cafeterias outright Monday but…

Public health clinic to be moved to new housing project for the homeless

An ambitious city-funded development will not only house hundreds of formerly homeless…

‘Til death do us part: When rent control is a bigger commitment than marriage

We’d had a pretty incredible San Francisco night. It started at one…