Stories about Development

Indiefest electrifies with punk and sci-fi royalty, surreal thrillers, local debuts

As always, the 22-year-old film fest lights up screens with the challenging, the curious, and the profound.

How corporate rentals are taking away rent-controlled housing

Planning Commission hearing sheds some light on the latest way landlords are making money by not renting to people who need a place to live in San Francisco.

Teacher’s Union endorses Wiener opponent for state Senate

Upstart candidate Jackie Fielder wins UESF nod

Walton wants SF to get serious about reparations

Supe creating task force to look at how the city can pay back the Black community for 400 years of slavery.

Supes poised to create 12 new districts where vacancy tax can be assessed

Every part of town would have a neighborhood commercial district where vacant storefronts would pay a fee.

Forget SB 50 — San Francisco needs a bold plan for social housing

European cities show how more than half the housing stock can be taken out of the private market -- and it works.

Preston wants rent control for Midtown

Legislation would protect tenants in the historic city-owned complex.

SF 2019 Housing scorecard is really bleak

2019 numbers show plenty of $5,000-a-month apartments and multimillion-dollar penthouses -- but only about 5 percent of the affordable housing the city needs.

Wiener’s housing deregulation bill is back!

Plus: A settlement with the city's worst planning scofflaw -- and what is a sustainable neighborhood? That's The Agenda for Jan. 5 to Jan 12.

Our top stories of 2019

Protests, blackouts, shady developments, a close election, tenant victories, and a ton of arts and culture—we couldn't cover it without your support