Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tag: Monster in the Mission

Monster in the Mission is now 100 percent affordable housing

A lesson in community organizing. Plus: Half the cops who broke the rules get no discipline -- and some new rules to prevent city ethics scandals. That's The Agenda for Sept. 7-14

Old SF money backing stealthy new right-wing group

Most start-up political organizations like a splash. They hold news events, press conferences, big galas to say: We have arrived. This is who we are, this is our agenda,...

City Planning (finally) admits it has a problem

The Land Use and Transportation Committee hearing this week was remarkable: For the first time ever, as far as I can remember, the Planning Department admitted that it has...

Is the Monster in the Mission dead?

For years, as community leaders fought for affordable housing instead of luxury condos as 16thand Mission, the developer who owned the site said that was just impossible. At meeting after...

Planners hear how Nancy Skinner’s housing bill would hurt SF communities

Several members of the Planning Commission expressed concern this week about SB 330, a bill by Sen. Nancy Skinner that is supposed to speed up housing development– and one...

Save the Redstone Building!

My first job in San Francisco was in the Redstone Building, at 2940 16thStreet, near the 16thand Mission BART plaza. I worked as a canvasser for the Abalone Alliance,...

1979 — In the Mission

No Monster in the Mission! Build the Marvel, not the Monster! Competing voices and visions packed the auditorium of Mission High School Feb. 7 to speak for and against the...

Chilly reception for the new Monster in the Mission plan

Outside the packed Planning Commission hearing on the Monster in the Mission Thursday evening, I saw Tim Colen, senior advisor to the pro-development Housing Action Coalition, talking to a...

The lessons of the Monster in the Mission

There are a few important lessons to draw from the proposal that the developer of the Monster in the Mission has now put forward as a best-and-final offer. Lesson Number...

6,000 more office workers with no housing, the failure of planning in the Eastern Neighborhoods …

Mayor London Breed is pushing legislation that would amend the city’s historic office-space limitation law to allow an additional 1.5 million square feet of space – enough to house...