Stories about Condos

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...

City Beat: Why did the mayor endorse Chiu (after waiting this long)?

By Tim Redmond OCTOBER 24, 2014 – In December, 2003, the local power structure had a genuine freak-out moment: A series of polls showed that...

The 8 Washington of Mission Street

By Tim Redmond OCTOBER 6, 2014 – Does the Chron even have anybody working on the weekends any more? I mean, a large, festive march...

Investigation: New condos aren’t owned by San Francisco residents

When condos in a triplet of luxury towers near the Embarcadero called The Brannan began selling in 2000, wealthy buyers snapped them up. Nine...

Politics on Tuesday: The Transbay deal gets slammed by the Chron — and may be dead anyway

By Tim Redmond SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 – The staid and pro-development ol' Chron has gotten all feisty and populist on its editorial page, with a...

SF planners decide it’s just fine to demolish rent-controlled housing

By Tim Redmond It’s not, by San Francisco development standards, a terribly big project. It’s not in the Mission or Soma, ground zero for development...