Stories about Open Space

Massive new office development in Soma? Maybe not

A March ballot measure could slow office growth until there's enough affordable housing for the workers.

There are no Yimbys

It's not Yes in My Back Yard -- it's Yes in Your Back Yard. A perspective from a long-time working-class family home owner (aka Land Baron).

Should the tech boom pay the costs of the tech boom?

The IPOs will make the housing market even worse. Should we use the budget surplus to build affordable housing? That's The Agenda for April 21-28.

Supes reject plan that would shadow Soma park

In direct rebuke to mayor, board says that a developer can't buy off the city when it comes to blocking sunshine in a crowded neighborhood.

The Agenda: Saving a SoMa park

Russ Street project would block the sun on the only full-service park in the crowded neighborhood; will the supes defy the mayor and stop it?

Critical housing measure comes to the board of supes

Mar wants the city to oppose Wiener's radical deregulation bill -- and has seven votes. Will the mayor veto?

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