Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: Open Space

The Agenda: State housing battle plays out before SF supes

Mar wants ABAG to recognize that SF has already approved more luxury housing that it needs.

Density, neoliberalism, and COVID

"There is a density level in NYC that is destructive. It has to stop and it has to stop now. NYC must develop an immediate plan to reduce density."...

Wiener’s housing deregulation bill is back!

State Sen. Scott Wiener will hold a press conference and rally in Oakland Tuesday/7 to announce that he’s re-introducing a new version of his housing deregulation bill, SB 50....

OPINION: Golf courses or affordable housing?

Despite all the public concern over the affordable housing crisis, and an alphabet soup of ballot and bond measures in recent years intended to address it, San Francisco has...

Massive new office development in Soma? Maybe not

The various parties to a series of lawsuits over Soma development have settled– but that doesn’t mean two massive new office projects are going to move forward. The Chron’s upbeat...

There are no Yimbys

There are no Yimbys. Yimby stands for Yes In My Back Yard. But Yimby advocates don't have backyards.  It's other peoples' backyards they want.  They just can't say that. I was...

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

The Board of Supes will discuss two very different issues this week that are actually closely related and could inform some productive discussion about the housing market. On Wednesday/24,the Budget...

Supes reject plan that would shadow Soma park

The Board of Supes unanimously rejected today a proposal that would have allowed a market-rate housing development to cast a shadow on a South of Market park. The vote was...

The Agenda: Saving a SoMa park

The Board of Supes will hear an appeal Tuesday/9 of a project in SoMa, and the outcome will show how serious the city is about enforcing a 34-year-old law that...

Critical housing measure comes to the board of supes

The Board of Supes Government Audit and Oversight Committee will consider Thursday/4 a resolution that could put the board in direct opposition to the mayor on one of the most...