Stories about Developers

Wearing a mask is a political statement—that you care about community

Plus youth voting, undocumented residents on commissions -- and a major change to the way SF does affordable housing. That's The Agenda for June 22-29.

At Midtown, loud construction disturbs shelter-in-place

It it really 'necessary' to to make it difficult for vulnerable residents to stay home in peace during the pandemic?

Why turn affordable SROs into tourist hotel rooms?

The Agenda: Strange moves at SF planning plus more vote-by-mail and limits on corporate rentals.

What, exactly, is going to get built on Geary and Masonic?

It was first described as a mixed-use development, then as housing for families .... and now it's furnished studios for 'students and visiting professors.'

Developer wants huge density bonus — should we know why?

The Agenda: If supes upzone site for housing and cut the affordability to make it "pencil out," shouldn't the public see the developer's financials?

Hotel rooms debate comes to the Board of Supes…

... and why is the city paying $197 a night for existing rooms? Plus funds to help undocumented people—and at last a move to stop tech-office creep in the Mission. That's The Agenda for April 12-19

Breed administration says it’s ‘not fiscally prudent’ to get homeless off the streets

It's way cheaper to rent hotel rooms than to pay for the ICU at SF General, but supes keep getting resistance.

Density, neoliberalism, and COVID

SF has allowed developers to build housing and offices for more and more people -- without paying for the infrastructure that we need to take care of them.

A city line of credit to help small businesses

And why can luxury housing developers keep working while the Department of Building Inspection is shut down? That's The Agenda for March 23-29

Affordable housing is a great bargain for SF

The New York Times (along with many others) completely misses the reality of the housing market in this city.