Stories about Condos

54 residents displaced in raging Mission fire

One dead, six injured -- and a lot of families and small businesses out on the streets By Calindra Revier JANUARY 29, 2015 -- The four-alarm...

SF Planners yawn over vacant units

SPUR study, flawed as it is, shows a serious problem. Will someone wake up the Planning Commission? By Tim Redmond UPDATED BELOW JANUARY 27, 2014 – The...

Mayor Lee’s failed housing policies — and how we can demand change in 2015

The mayor's State of the City address stressed housing -- but his actual record is dismal and his proposals won't work   By Calvin Welch JANUARY 15,...

Housing — or “safe deposit boxes in the sky?”

By Tim Redmond DECEMBER 29, 2014 – In the earlier days of San Francisco urban environmental movement, we talked about the “Manhattanization” of the city...

Mayor says he’s “open” to a tax on vacant housing

By Tim Redmond DECEMBER 17, 2014 – Mayor Ed Lee said yesterday that he was “open” to the concept of a tax on vacant residential...

Sup. Mar takes on Zombie Neighborhoods and Housing Hoarding

By Tim Redmond DECEMBER 16, 2014 -- A measure by Sup. Eric Mar to tax unoccupied or largely unoccupied housing units could be one of...

Could there be a Grand Bargain solution to the housing crisis?

By Tim Redmond DECEMBER 1, 2014 -- You talk about housing in this city, you get lots of response. And when you suggest something as...

Oh great. Now the housing crisis can’t be solved. And the tech folks are afraid to talk in public

By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 20, 2014 – You know the housing crisis in San Francisco has gone from insane to absurd when the City Planning...

Ugly condos for the very rich that block public views approved a few yards from Coit Tower

By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 19, 2014 – The press gallery and the chambers of the Board of Supervisors were packed all afternoon yesterday as we...

Will a high-end shopping mall benefit Bayview Hunters Point?

By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 18, 2014 -- The next stage of the redevelopment of  Hunters Point Bayview was on display  today in a sunny, almost...