San Francisco Planning Commission

The highest concentration of single room occupancy hotels in The City are in South of Market and the Tenderloin, above. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Application to convert SROs to tourist hotels meets with opposition

The San Francisco Planning Commission will consider an application Thursday to convert…

 

Two vacancies on the San Francisco Planning Commission could temporarily empower remaining commissioners to delay or kill project approvals. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Planning Commission power vacuum may endanger housing projects

Welcome, folks, to the newly hobbled San Francisco Planning Commission. Housing proposals…

 

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner 2012 File PhotoThe San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously voted Thursday that changing the disposal site for The City's waste to the Recology Hay Road Landfill in Solano County will not require an environmental impact report.

New site for SF waste will not require environmental impact report

Transporting 1,100 tons of waste collected from San Francisco residents an additional…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner 2012 File PhotoThe San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously voted Thursday that changing the disposal site for The City's waste to the Recology Hay Road Landfill in Solano County will not require an environmental impact report.

One longtime SF planning commissioner may be out as another keeps her seat

A continued shakeup of the San Francisco Planning Commission could mean one…

cindy chew/2005 S.F. Examiner file photoA medical marijuana dispensary looking to add a location in the Excelsior was put on hold due to concerns from the neighbhorhood about the types of people the businesses attract.

Medical marijuana dispensaries could open in new parts of SF under proposal

The real estate in San Francisco available to medical cannabis dispensaries could…

cindy chew/2005 S.F. Examiner file photoA medical marijuana dispensary looking to add a location in the Excelsior was put on hold due to concerns from the neighbhorhood about the types of people the businesses attract.

Proposal to legalize in-law units in the Castro moves forward

Pilot legislation aimed at increasing the rental stock in the Castro by…

Mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerNeighborhood groups have tried for years to tame the party on two blocks of Broadway in North Beach.

Proposal would ban some new liquor businesses on Broadway in North Beach

Two blocks in North Beach, which are bedecked with overhead neon signs,…

Mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerNeighborhood groups have tried for years to tame the party on two blocks of Broadway in North Beach.
COURTESY RENDERINGA rendering shows the proposed Apple store at Union Square.

Revised Union Square Apple store plan moves forward

Despite concerns from the Planning Commission on a required code change, a…

COURTESY RENDERINGA rendering shows the proposed Apple store at Union Square.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner file photoProposals to curtail chain stores in The City are becoming increasingly popular. Hayes Valley shops are primarily small businesses

SF planners gaining better understanding of chain stores in city

Chains account for only 11 percent of all stores in San Francisco.…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner file photoProposals to curtail chain stores in The City are becoming increasingly popular. Hayes Valley shops are primarily small businesses
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA cash-strapped city foisted responsibility for the care of thousands of trees on property owners

SF makes plan to plant more trees, take responsibility of existing ones

For a city that prides itself on being green, San Francisco is…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA cash-strapped city foisted responsibility for the care of thousands of trees on property owners
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA five-story condo project is proposed to replace this unused church on Nob Hill.

Project changes, $60K donation might have ended Nob Hill condo project fight

A nearly 10-year struggle over the demolition of a 101-year-old Methodist church…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA five-story condo project is proposed to replace this unused church on Nob Hill.
Courtesy renderingThe Planning Commission has approved a chain grocery store for the 555 Fulton project

Hayes Valley could gain grocery, but supervisor worries about affordability

A massive Hayes Valley development that could bring a large grocer to…

Courtesy renderingThe Planning Commission has approved a chain grocery store for the 555 Fulton project
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San Francisco needs to revitalize Japantown, preserve its cultural identity

<p>Out on Geary Boulevard, not far from Van Ness Avenue, a clump…

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Bacon Bacon ready to fight, reopen restaurant

Jim Angelus is trying to bring his bacon home. The owner of…

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Pet food outlet proposal renews fight over chains

Four years ago, a pack of pet food store owners mobilized to…

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Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoThe Aronson Building on Mission Street would abut the proposed 510-foot condo tower. The new tower would house four floors of the Mexican Museum

Mexican Museum, condo project get key city sign-off

One of the largest proposed condominium tower projects in recent years —…

Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoThe Aronson Building on Mission Street would abut the proposed 510-foot condo tower. The new tower would house four floors of the Mexican Museum
Anna Latino/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThis empty lot is cleared for California College of the Arts' expansion.

California College of the Arts cleared for SF expansion

California College of the Arts, which has been in Potrero Hill since…

Anna Latino/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThis empty lot is cleared for California College of the Arts' expansion.
Courtesy RenderingThe proposed plan for the former three-screen Alexandria Theater include a single-screen cinema as well as a new 7

Revamp proposal for Alexandria Theater in San Francisco up for key approval

The Alexandria Theater in the Richmond district has been closed for nearly…

Courtesy RenderingThe proposed plan for the former three-screen Alexandria Theater include a single-screen cinema as well as a new 7
Courtesy Photo“CEQA does not exist as a tool to delay projects

Hearing on new rules for San Francisco project appeals marked by confusion

Uncertainty and frustration reigned for hours on Thursday at the Planning Commission,…

Courtesy Photo“CEQA does not exist as a tool to delay projects