Stories about Open Space

Some sanity — and insanity — at the Planning Commission

Dramatic discussion on the housing crisis -- and then business as usual.

Central Soma: The fix is in at City Planning

Why is there no community process to determine which Soma developers will get their valuable permits under Prop. M?

Should SF allow a tobacco company to operate on Port property?

And should the city be allowing tech-office creep in what used to be an area where light industry could prosper?

OPINION: The cannabis industry should not disregard Chinatown’s voices

There are very good reasons to support a ban on cannabis outlets in this historic cultural, commercial, and residential district

OPINION: How big should SF be — and for whom?

A former mayor has some advice for the next mayor -- and the people of the city

Protecting tenants from ‘renoviction’

Renters are getting pushed out of their long-term homes because city planners don't consider evictions in the permit process

Ed Lee’s development legacy and the end of ‘balanced growth’

A serious reflection on how the mayor presided over evictions, displacement, and the greatest economic inequality in modern history

Rich homeowners win one — but why is this even an issue?

Presido Terrace Association gets to keep its private, gated street. Why doesn't the city take what should be a public right-of-way?

The story of SF’s hidden monument to WWI

Gold Star Moms, the Great War, the Russian Revolution -- and a memorial that nobody seems to remember or notice

OPINION: Alarming housing bill heading for approval

Senate Bill 35 is a huge game-changer about to hit SF and other gentrifying cities