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Street tent count drops dramatically, and other updates from District 9 Supervisor

As San Francisco struggles to find ways to shelter people living on the streets, District 9 supervisor Hillary Ronen recently alluded to a significant reduction in visible encampments on Mission District sidewalks — from 200 tents and structures to 50. One of Ronen’s aides spends about 75 percent of her time working on homelessness. Mission […]

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No-brainer SF housing project delayed; welcome to SF housing

A laundromat and parking lot one block away from a major transit hub probably seems, to many, like an absolute no-brainer location for building a big chunk of housing. Nothing is ever so simple. “I know that the folks in the Mission want to say, ‘we’re special, you gotta reject this project because we’re special.’ […]

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With land offer for affordable housing on the table, no buyer steps up

The idea for property owner Robert Tillman to strike a deal with the city was first floated publicly at a community meeting in 2016. He was pitching 55-unit development on his property at 2918 Mission St., currently home to a laundromat, and neighbors didn’t take kindly to it. Amidst the angry exchanges in the meeting, […]

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The strange and terrible saga of San Francisco’s ‘historic laundromat’ represents the worst of planning and development in this town

An intractable system meets an intransigent developer, and the result is lots of nothing and everybody lawyering up F irst things first; here it is. Here’s the 137-page historical study of a laundromat, underwritten to the tune of $23,000 by Robert Tillman, who hopes to build an eight-story, 75-unit tower atop where the washers and dryers […]

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Wash Club May Become Six-Story Complex

The Wash Club and the parking lot next to it at 2918-2924 Mission Street might be razed and replaced with a six-story apartment building with ground-floor commercial space, according to a preliminary assessment letter by the San Francisco Planning Department. The proposal submitted by Lawrence Badiner of Badiner Urban Planning envisions 18 two-bedroom units, 18 […]

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