Proposals for a new mixed-use building with housing on the site now occupied by the Sloat Garden Center keep getting bigger, and so does local opposition to the project in and around the Sunset District.
New Housing Proposed for Alexandria Theatre
New housing at the Alexandria Theatre is being considered by the property owner, but with conditions that do not satisfy District 1 Supervisor Connie Chan, who is trying to secure landmark status for the iconic Richmond District building.
Press Release: Expanding Housing Choice
The Housing Element was unanimously approved by Mayor Breed and the Board of Supervisors and certified by the state in January 2023, and is San Francisco’s plan for meeting our state-mandated housing needs for the next 8 years (2023-2031).
City Hall: Connie Chan
With the cost of living increasing month after month, it’s hard to see relief in sight. And for many San Franciscans who rent or even own their homes, the possibility of falling behind on a monthly rent or mortgage payment means they could lose their housing.
Press Release: Number of Vacant Homes in SF Climbs by 52% in Two Years
Vacant homes in San Francisco have skyrocketed from approximately 40,000 in 2019 to more than 60,000 in 2021, a 52 percent increase in just two years, according to a report released today by the City’s Budget and Legislative Analyst. An estimated 15% of all homes in San Francisco are empty, by far the highest rate among major cities in the country, the report found.
Construction Underway for Housing in the Outer Sunset for Educators
The effort to build 135 units of housing for San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) educators on the block between 42nd and 43rd avenues and Irving and Judah streets officially started with a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 27.
Letter to the Editor: Why Prop. D is Better Than Prop. E
While there are two similar-sounding housing measures on San Francisco’s November 8 ballot – Propositions D and E – only one of them will make it faster and easier to build more affordable homes and that’s Prop D: Affordable Homes Now.
Opinion: Prop. M a Good Step Toward Easing Housing Crisis
A cynical malaise has settled over our City. We treat housing inequity as if it were an unsolvable problem, a natural disaster over which we have no control. Our housing crisis is not a natural disaster. It is a foreseeable outcome based on the decisions of voters, elected leaders and economic factors.
Letter to the Editor: The Real Reason for Closing Laguna Honda Hospital
There’s a good reason. It has nothing to do with the stated rationale for closing. There is nothing wrong with the hospital facilities, which were rebuilt after the overwhelming passage of a bond issue. There’s no demand for its closing, rather the reverse.
Real Estate Developer Submits Plans to Modernize Stonestown Galleria
Plans to surround the Stonestown Galleria with almost 3,000 units of housing are progressing, as real estate developers work to modernize the shopping mall concept.
‘The Front Steps’: Richmond Condos On the Brink
For weeks, the economic forecasts have told us demand for San Francisco housing should be going down, especially in the condo market, the softest and the most vulnerable sector. After all, it’s […]
‘The Front Steps’: Pricing a Richmond Home That Doesn’t Exist
In the past we’ve shown you a lot of before and after housing offers, where a once-humble Richmond abode undergoes renovation and comes out the other side with not only a new […]
‘The Front Steps’: The Richmond Comes Up Short For “Luxury” Homes
San Francisco’s housing debates make a lot of noise over “luxury housing,” but if you ask around you’ll find that few people have any specific idea what that term means. If you […]
‘The Front Steps’: Another Richmond Remodel, Before & After
Last time we took a look at a recent remodel on the market folks had a lot of opinions, so let’s take a gander at another. Renovation wars are always an easy […]
Letter to the Editor: A Few Reasons to Oppose 2700 Sloat Housing Project
Concerned citizens should demand that the Planning Department turn this crass project down.