Stories about Development

The ongoing fight to save industrial space continues

By Zelda Bronstein SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 -- There’s lots of news on the light industrial/PDR (Production, Distribution, and Repair) front. On September 9, District 6 Supervisor...

Tax-break tech hiring a bust in the Tenderloin

By Tom Carter, Mark Hedin and Geoff Link SEPT 15, 2014 – When the Twitter tax break was signed, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s office...

Willie Brown denounces SF government, SF electorate, democratic process at Chamber of Commerce event

By Zelda Bronstein SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 -- Yesterday morning the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce hosted Wells Fargo’s ForecastSF 2014, described in the program as...

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...

Turn the Flower Mart into tech offices? Say it’s not so

By Zelda Bronstein The Flower Mart, a beloved San Francisco institution, is in danger of falling victim to the City Hall-stoked tech real estate boom. The...

The Karl Marx Tree: How Southern Pacific Railroad killed a socialist colony in the name of creating Yosemite National...

  By Marc Norton AUGUST 27, 2014 -- There has been considerable hoopla this summer around the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln putting his signature...

What the housing “dashboard” shows: Too many luxury condos

By Tim Redmond Sup. Jane Kim wanted the city to develop a housing “dashboard” – an ongoing report that would link the development of market-rate...

Even a mainstream state housing group says SF’s “market” is a failure

By Tim Redmond Aug. 22, 2014 – The California Housing Partnership Corporation isn’t a radical left organization. It’s a quasi-governmental agency created by the state...

How light-industrial space can be saved: The lesson of 2 Henry Adams

By Zelda Bronstein AUGUST 19, 2014 -- One of the top San Francisco business stories of early summer revolved around the question: Would the city...

Newsom, GOP share talking points on Uber

  By Tim Redmond AUGUST 19, 2014 – Our friend the Gavster has apparently come to share an obsession with the Republican National Committee: Uber. Remember how...