Stories about Preservation

The tragedy of InnerMission

How market-rate housing could wipe out a cultural landmark, destroy jobs, and undermine the history of the Mission District By Steven T. Jones MARCH 11, 2015...

Mayor Lee’s failed housing policies — and how we can demand change in 2015

The mayor's State of the City address stressed housing -- but his actual record is dismal and his proposals won't work   By Calvin Welch JANUARY 15,...

Flipcharts, planners — and the ongoing attack on blue-collar jobs in Soma

By Zelda Bronstein NOVEMBER 21, 2014 -- On Tuesday, November 18, from 6-8 pm, the San Francisco Planning Department held an open house on the...

Marcus Books returning to SF as legacy business as indie stores continue their struggle to survive

By Denise Sullivan NOVEMBER 14, 2014 -- It's been said that ghosts haunt the majestic purple Victorian on Fillmore and Post Streets. People who can...

Will the “growth wars” ever end? Well, maybe not

By Zelda Bronstein OCTOBER 13, 2014 -- Every month, the law firm of Reuben, Junius & Rose hosts a lunchtime forum called the Real Estate...

The ongoing fight to save industrial space continues

By Zelda Bronstein SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 -- There’s lots of news on the light industrial/PDR (Production, Distribution, and Repair) front. On September 9, District 6 Supervisor...

SF planners decide it’s just fine to demolish rent-controlled housing

By Tim Redmond It’s not, by San Francisco development standards, a terribly big project. It’s not in the Mission or Soma, ground zero for development...

The Karl Marx Tree: How Southern Pacific Railroad killed a socialist colony in the name of creating Yosemite National...

  By Marc Norton AUGUST 27, 2014 -- There has been considerable hoopla this summer around the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln putting his signature...

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...

Court ruling could impact ParkMerced — and the future of the city’s landmark growth measure, Prop. M

By Tim Redmond JUNE 13, 2014 -- A legal case that’s pending in the state Court of Appeal could change the future of the giant...