There’s no question; we face a drastic shortage of affordable housing not just in San Francisco but across the state. Our growing senior population also wants to age in place, but they might not need as much space.
A new building proposed for the 3600 block of Sacramento Street got the green light from the SF Planning Commission in spite of substantial neighborhood opposition, mostly amid concerns about how it will affect nearby businesses.
The Ellis Act is a 1985 statewide law that allows landlords to evict tenants if they go out of the rental business. While it is difficult to know how many of the recent Ellis Act evictions are for legitimate reasons, the data strongly suggests that a significant proportion of them do not go out of the rental business.
The revised Home-SF program passed by the Board of Supervisors in July uses a new three-tiered system …
As students in San Francisco during its tech stardom, we have witnessed major changes in the City and we fear that skyrocketing housing prices, caused in part by the tech industry, are driving the arts and culture out.
Five candidates for the mayor’s office lined up in the Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park in late April to talk about marginalized people, their priority policies for affordable housing, making streets safer and helping the homeless.
A San Francisco supervisor has introduced legislation that would amend the city ordinance that controls Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU), what are commonly known as “in-law units,” in an attempt to streamline the process for adding units to the City’s housing stock.
The University of San Francisco (USF) has received approval to move ahead with plans to construct 155 units of student housing, which will provide 600 beds for its undergraduate students.
A bill now sitting in the state legislature would take the zoning power to reject taller buildings away from municipalities across California if developers want to put them near public transit stops.
Letter to the editor of the Richmond Review.
I was at a statewide real estate conference in January and all of the talk was about the
lack of inventory.
A 13-building development planned at the University of California’s Laurel Heights
campus, a 10-acre site located at 3333 California St., has already drawn community
opposition, even as it is being reviewed by the SF Planning Department.
A Union-76 gas station at the corner of 42nd Avenue and Lawton Street will be
demolished and replaced by a mixed-use, four-story building with 15 residential units and ground-floor retail space.
This is the third time that the developers, SoMa Development Partners, LLC, have submitted plans to the department but the first time they got the commission’s approval.
A small cottage built more than a century ago might fall to the latest wave of gentrification
and land speculation, which has already swept through places like the Mission District and
Noe Valley, and now seems to be washing over the Richmond District.