Stories about Development

SF Planning Commission debates housing, ignores gentrification

When will there be a hearing on the human costs of accommodating too much commercial growth?

Why Wiener’s housing bill undermines good policy outcomes

Recent deals at Board of Supes show that the city gets more affordable housing and more mitigation when the community has a role in the process -- exactly what Sen. Wiener wants to eliminate

Houses over Bernal gas pipeline delayed again

Ronen points out that we can't trust PG&E to ensure that a 36-year-old high-pressure gas pipe won't blow up

The problem with “smart growth”

In San Francisco today, It amounts to ethnic and class cleansing, whatever the rationalization

Assembly passes bill to limit land-use ballot initiatives

Chiu, Ting both vote for measure that raises the threshold for citizen initiatives on development to 55 percent

Dramatic new study questions transit-oriented development

UC Berkeley scholars say market-rate infill housing can cause displacement and undermine the goal of reducing car use

Whose waterfront is it, anyway?

The 'Mall on the Waterfront' issue is much deeper

Alternative facts and the mayor’s housing plan

"Density bonus" for "middle-class housing" defies reality

The Agenda, Feb. 26-March 5: What’s still wild in SF …

... and why are housing prices so high? There's data on that, and it may surprise you

YIMBYs, Smart Growth — and unanswered questions

The real-estate industry loves smart growth; here's why