Stories about Planning Commission

Chiu’s new Airbnb plan ignores some planning suggestions. Can it still be fixed?

By Tim Redmond SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 -- Supervisor David Chiu has introduced a new version of his Airbnb legislation in response to concerns raised by...

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...

Can a coat of paint hide a chain store? Can McDonald’s become Castro Hamburgers?

By Tim Redmond August 22, 2014 – I think we have framed the question pretty well: If McDonald’s opened an outlet in the Castro, but...

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...

The missing story — and the missing people — at the Airbnb hearing

  By Tim Redmond So much happened at the Planning Commission hearing on Airbnb that I hardly know where to start, except: The testimony that the commissioners...

Does Airbnb have an ADA problem?

By Tim Redmond AUG. 7, 2014 -- The world of the “sharing economy,’ like the world of tech workers, tends to be young, white, college...

Who’s going to enforce the new Airbnb law? Because nobody is doing it now

By Tim Redmond AUG. 5, 2014 -- The biggest issue for the San Francisco Planning Commission Thursday might lurk in the weeds behind all of...

We’re back — with housing battles, the mayor vs. Wiener, Airbnb … it never ends

By Tim Redmond AUG. 4, 2014 – So many things happened while we were away – and no surprise, much of it had to do...

Tom’s Town: Harvey Milk’s tenant legacy

By Tom Temprano JULY 11, 2014 -- City Hall received a blast from the past on Thursday when the Anti-Speculation Tax, which is already on...

The Wild West of zoning: Go ahead, create DNA-altered glow-in-the-dark roses in SoMa. Nobody’s watching.

By Zelda Bronstein In recent weeks 48 hills has revealed that the Planning Department’s lax enforcement of San Francisco’s zoning laws has allowed the illegal...