Stories about Condos

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...

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...