Stories about Preservation

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...

Why SF City Planning can’t protect local industry from office encroachment: An alarming case study

By Zelda Bronstein MAY 29, 2014 -- At its May Day meeting, the San Francisco Planning Commission took a stand for blue-collar jobs, affordable housing,...

The attack on Soma: City wants to create a new downtown, wiping out culture and thousands of blue-collar jobs

By Zelda Bronstein (first of a series on South of Market development) Four years ago, Donny Beckwith lived and worked in San Francisco. He and his...