Planning

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
The remains of an historic 1935 home designed by architect Richard Neutra at 49 Hopkins Ave., which was illegally demolished, on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Property owner wins approval of new plans on site of illegally demolished home

A property owner who was ordered to rebuild a Twin Peaks home…

The remains of an historic 1935 home designed by architect Richard Neutra at 49 Hopkins Ave., which was illegally demolished, on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Elected officials, community groups oppose housing development on Redwood City salt pond site

Elected officials, community groups oppose housing development on Redwood City salt pond site

A group of elected officials and community organizations from across the Bay…

Elected officials, community groups oppose housing development on Redwood City salt pond site
PG & E appears to be making The City jump through unnecessary and expensive hoops. (Courtesy photo)

PG&E is holding up energy improvements in San Francisco

SFUSD’s goal may be difficult to achieve while PG&E still owns the distribution network.

PG & E appears to be making The City jump through unnecessary and expensive hoops. (Courtesy photo)
A 193-unit project is planned at 65 Ocean Ave. in the Excelsior District on the site of two former childcare facilities that have since relocated. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Neighborhood groups push for 100 percent affordable housing at Excelsior site

A proposed 193-unit market-rate housing development in the Excelsior District is facing…

A 193-unit project is planned at 65 Ocean Ave. in the Excelsior District on the site of two former childcare facilities that have since relocated. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisors weigh possible legislation on corporate rentals

Supervisors weigh possible legislation on corporate rentals

Companies seen as skirting city rules on short-term rentals, hotels

Supervisors weigh possible legislation on corporate rentals
Kate Hartley, the director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, is leaving after five years in the role. (Courtesy photo)

Continuing San Francisco’s community development legacy

New housing leadership brings a new opportunity for responsiveness and transparency

  • Jul 30, 2019
Kate Hartley, the director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, is leaving after five years in the role. (Courtesy photo)
A former Fresh & Easy grocery store at 32nd Avenue and Clement Street in the Richmond District will soon reopen as an Andronico’s Community Market. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Andronico’s grocery store to open in the Outer Richmond

Former Fresh and Easy site has sat vacant since 2015

A former Fresh & Easy grocery store at 32nd Avenue and Clement Street in the Richmond District will soon reopen as an Andronico’s Community Market. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)