Planning

Treasure Island officials say they are $170 million short to build five affordable housing projects on the island. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Funding gap plagues Treasure Island affordable housing projects

Those who oversee the development of Treasure Island are already eyeing the…

Treasure Island officials say they are $170 million short to build five affordable housing projects on the island. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People walk past Victoria Manalo Draves Park on Folsom Street in the South of Market neighborhood. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes block SoMa housing development over shadow cast on neighborhood park

Neighbors appealed project due to its impact on Victoria Manalo Draves Park

People walk past Victoria Manalo Draves Park on Folsom Street in the South of Market neighborhood. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Map showing parts of the Mission District that would qualify as “sensitive areas” under Senate Bill 50, according to Planning Department documents. (Courtesy image)

Why SB 50’s disregard for the Mission District should concern us all

By Norma Garcia and Cindy Wu Senate Bill 50 is being promoted…

  • Apr 9, 2019
Map showing parts of the Mission District that would qualify as “sensitive areas” under Senate Bill 50, according to Planning Department documents. (Courtesy image)
Mayor London Breed has nominated Frank Sung Fung to the Planning Commission. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor taps Board of Appeals president for Planning Commission

Following the sudden withdrawal of a San Francisco developer from nomination to…

Mayor London Breed has nominated Frank Sung Fung to the Planning Commission. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Senate Bill 50 would upzone areas near transit hubs, including some parts of San Francisco that have traditionally been zoned for lower density such as the Sunset District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors oppose state legislation that would increase housing density

A resolution opposing a controversial statewide housing density bill is set to…

Senate Bill 50 would upzone areas near transit hubs, including some parts of San Francisco that have traditionally been zoned for lower density such as the Sunset District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed addresses opponents who attempt to yell over her during an informational meeting on the proposed Embarcadero Navigation Center at the Delancey Street Foundation town hall on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breed faces down angry crowd at waterfront Navigation Center hearing

Mayor London Breed was booed when she made a surprise appearance Wednesday…

Mayor London Breed addresses opponents who attempt to yell over her during an informational meeting on the proposed Embarcadero Navigation Center at the Delancey Street Foundation town hall on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mission District project would transform parking lot into high-end condos, maker space

Mission District project would transform parking lot into high-end condos, maker space

A project promising to transform a Mission District parking lot into rental…

Mission District project would transform parking lot into high-end condos, maker space
Related California has officially been released from their obligation to provide a grocery store on the ground floor of their development at 450 Folsom St.

Promised grocery store for Transbay area residents falls through

A developer of hundreds of housing units in the Transbay area has…

Related California has officially been released from their obligation to provide a grocery store on the ground floor of their development at 450 Folsom St.
Neighbors have threatened legal action over a proposed Navigation Center in this parking lot on the waterfront that could serve up to 225 people, claiming the process has been rushed.

Waterfront Navigation Center may shrink after neighborhood pushback

Mayor London Breed is considering scaling down a proposal for an up…

Neighbors have threatened legal action over a proposed Navigation Center in this parking lot on the waterfront that could serve up to 225 people, claiming the process has been rushed.
Transbay housing developer wants out of grocery store commitment

Transbay housing developer wants out of grocery store commitment

A housing developer will attempt for the second time Tuesday to get…

Transbay housing developer wants out of grocery store commitment
Breed, Yee call for planned affordable housing bond to grow to $500M

Breed, Yee call for planned affordable housing bond to grow to $500M

SF’s property tax growth allows for larger measure

Breed, Yee call for planned affordable housing bond to grow to $500M
State Sen. Scott Weiner, left, and Supervisor Gordon Mar have opposing views about how to deal with San Francisco’s housing crisis. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner).

Wiener’s housing density legislation faces hometown opposition

State Sen. Scott Wiener’s second attempt to pass legislation increasing housing density…

State Sen. Scott Weiner, left, and Supervisor Gordon Mar have opposing views about how to deal with San Francisco’s housing crisis. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner).
A view of the Outer Richmond District from Grandview Park in the Sunset District on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Cities are failing to protect their urban canopies

Earlier this month, general contractor Webcor Builders was brought before the San Francisco Board of Appeals for illegally removing two sidewalk Sycamore trees.

A view of the Outer Richmond District from Grandview Park in the Sunset District on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A look at parts of the Haight, Golden Gate Park, the Inner Richmond and the Presidio from the Christmas Tree Point overlook at Twin Peaks on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Housing production slows sharply despite growing backlog of approved projects

Housing production in San Francisco slowed across the board in 2018, with…

A look at parts of the Haight, Golden Gate Park, the Inner Richmond and the Presidio from the Christmas Tree Point overlook at Twin Peaks on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City moving ahead with contested transformation of India Basin

City moving ahead with contested transformation of India Basin

As Mayor London Breed announced a $25 million donation on Tuesday that…

City moving ahead with contested transformation of India Basin
The latest round of IPOs expected this year could rival the period when companies like Twitter and Facebook went public. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
The latest round of IPOs expected this year could rival the period when companies like Twitter and Facebook went public. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
101 Hyde St. was promised as an affordable housing development site in 2016, but the project has yet to secure funding.(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Tenderloin food hall project advances; affordable housing to come later

A Tenderloin food hall is expected to open under a six-year lease…

101 Hyde St. was promised as an affordable housing development site in 2016, but the project has yet to secure funding.(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People look at goods offered at the La Pulguita market on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.n (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Unpermitted vendors find a new, legal home in the Mission District

Unlicensed Mission Street vendors who became the focus of complaints from neighbors…

People look at goods offered at the La Pulguita market on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.n (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A bike rack on 3rd Street on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bike rack requests rise after Bike Coalition pushes to add more in The City

It looks like the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition may have successfully spun…

A bike rack on 3rd Street on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A rendering of the proposed Mission Rock development near AT&T Park. (Courtesy San Francisco Giants via Planning Commission)

San Francisco Giants ahead of the game in leaving fossil fuels behind

The San Francisco Giants are in the lead; at least, when it…

A rendering of the proposed Mission Rock development near AT&T Park. (Courtesy San Francisco Giants via Planning Commission)