There’s been a murder! A murder of a charter amendment to streamline affordable and mixed-income housing, that is. Consequently, there’s been a mixed response from politicos and housing advocates; some […]
Developments in Development: Pedal Revolution, South Van Ness and HOPE SF
Capitol investment It was a regular who’s who last Friday at Sunnydale’s HOPE SF project: There was Rep. Nancy Pelosi seated next to Mayor London Breed. State Sen. Scott Wiener […]
The state tests its housing muscle
The proposed legislation is just one of several examples in recent months of how state legislators and litigators are successfully fighting back on what they perceive as local officials slow walking the addition of new housing — and they’re just warming up.
SF’s housing policy once meant to increase integration. Should it again?
Changing the ordinance could affect the way affordable housing is built for years to come.
SF’s affordable housing plan struggles to fill vacancies
To me, it reads a bit like a viral sketch from the show I Think You Should Leave sketch in which a wiener-shaped car crashes through a storefront, and the alarmed crowd tries to find the perpetrator.
Developments in Development: Garages double as polling places, vandalism fund, parking changes
Uribe’s unassuming house on Bryant Street near 21st has opened its garage in 22 elections since 2005.
Developments in Development: The Marvel and Stevenson are more complicated than the good and evil twins of SF’s housing debate
Days after the Stevenson vote, news of the Marvel in the Mission, a hard-fought 100 percent affordable housing building, surfaced. Suddenly, berated supervisors embraced it as the antithesis of Stevenson.
Developments in Developments: a string of new Valencia businesses, and which pandemic programs stay
Valencia business: the new kids on the block Sister, sister Aww, sisters. They’ve got traveling pants. Perpetual indulgence. And now, on Valencia Street, coffee. Sisters Coffee Shop debuts today, Aug. […]
Developments in Development: Uptown bar’s building for sale, ‘La Muerte’ plans to grow, ‘Merry-Go-Round House’ grand reopening
There’s an outdoor bathroom with a tub that someone thought had derived from Oscar Wilde’s imagination. It ‘can fit two or three people if you try,’ a resident informed me. Good to know.
Developments in Development: affordable housing on 24th, from pizza to housing, and housing service protections
Mamma Mia! That old pizza place might become four homes!
Developments in Development: local bakery’s window shuts down, 15th Street project further delayed, debate on large home construction
A lot can happen in five years. For instance, two presidential elections can occur. But at the same time, a whole lot of nothing can happen. That’s the case for the construction of proposed eight-story ‘modern-day Single Room Occupancy’ project on 1500 15th St.
Developments in Development: What do state affairs and bills mean for SF?
The bill probably targets developers and fresh, vacant lots. But “frankly, how many empty lots” are there? He wondered. “I’m guessing not that many,” Todd David said.
Developments in Development: A six-story group housing building on 18th, updates on Shotwell and Shared Spaces
If you’re dialing into a San Francisco planning commission meeting from sunny, gorgeous Greece — well past 11 p.m. island time, by the way — it’s fair to say you care a lot about what’s on the docket.
Developments in Development: A stoner spot, Avanza advances, thoughts on Valencia’s closure
“The city took some grief because they paid a lot. But in hindsight it was a pretty good deal,” Brad Wiblin said.
Developments in Development: La Taza expands with a bar, South Van Ness may lose lanes, and the Housing Element
That’s right, the owners of Cafe La Taza on 2475 Mission St., have resumed plans to open an adjoining bar next door, dubbed Bar TZA, management confirmed. The two establishments, though branded and named differently, will be connected by a door on a shared wall.