Planning

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)
Library patrons are concerned over where the community will access services like

Two-year Mission library closing raises questions of where patrons will go

Plans to temporarily close and renovate the Mission District’s Public Library Branch…

Library patrons are concerned over where the community will access services like
San Francisco had a net domestic out-migration of residents as did most Silicon Valley counties between July 2017 to July 2018, according to the Joint Venture 2019 report. (Courtesy photo)

Even while San Francisco’s economy is booming, people are restless to leave

Not everyone is choosing to stay in The City and Silicon Valley.…

San Francisco had a net domestic out-migration of residents as did most Silicon Valley counties between July 2017 to July 2018, according to the Joint Venture 2019 report. (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco Fire fighters work to extinguish a gas line-related fire in the Richmond District on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

There’s nothing natural about natural gas

Two weeks ago, contractors working at the corner of Geary Boulevard and…

San Francisco Fire fighters work to extinguish a gas line-related fire in the Richmond District on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Two Ford GoBike stations are expected to arrive in the Marina District this March.  (S.F. Examiner photo/Kevin N. Hume)

After neighborhood pushback, first Ford GoBike stations headed to Marina District

Ford GoBike rentals are bound to the Marina District for the very…

Two Ford GoBike stations are expected to arrive in the Marina District this March.  (S.F. Examiner photo/Kevin N. Hume)
San Francisco opened its first Navigation Center in the Mission in March 2015, but has yet to deliver on a promise to build one for homeless youth. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

City falling short on plan to house homeless youth, commission says

San Francisco continues to fall short of a 2015 goal to build…

San Francisco opened its first Navigation Center in the Mission in March 2015, but has yet to deliver on a promise to build one for homeless youth. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
Construction on the Traffic Company and Forensic Services Division Facility at 1995 Evans Ave. is expected to begin in Summer 2019 (Courtesy Department of Public Works)

Construction to begin on new police building in Bayview after years of delays

Nearly five years after voters approved $165 million for the project, San…

Construction on the Traffic Company and Forensic Services Division Facility at 1995 Evans Ave. is expected to begin in Summer 2019 (Courtesy Department of Public Works)
Every year, Outside Lands is a fun place to meet up with friends. (Ryan McNulty/2016/ S.F. Examiner)

Residents appeal Outside Lands permit extension over noise concerns

Residents who say the annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival can…

Every year, Outside Lands is a fun place to meet up with friends. (Ryan McNulty/2016/ S.F. Examiner)