Sunday, May 16, 2021

Tag: SFMade

Whose waterfront is it, anyway?

There’s been a lot of press around the battle over a fairly small project on Pier 29. The Ex made it a cover story a few weeks ago, using...

Why won’t SFMade support Prop. X?

A seeming anomaly of San Francisco’s current election season is the opposition to Prop. X, which seeks to preserve manufacturing space in the city, from SFMade -- the city’s...

Why Prop. X is needed to save PDR

San Francisco’s artists, small blue-collar businesses, and community-serving nonprofits are being forced out of the city by soaring rents; outright evictions; and, in many cases, the elimination of their...

Illegal office conversion: A case study

At the May 18 meeting of the San Francisco Board of Appeals, attorney James Reuben, a principal of Reuben, Junius & Rose, showed why he is one of the...

SF finally cracks down on illegal offices

Zoning decision on Soma building sends a message that developers can't just turn industrial space into offices By Zelda Bronstein SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 -- San Francisco’s zoning administrator has finally ruled...

Can SF ever enforce its own zoning laws?

The story of 660 Third Street is a case study in how property owners seem to think they can violate the rules at will, and get away with it By...

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 Jane Kim introduced a bill...

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 allow Pinterest, the insanely successful—...

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, public transit, and government accountability:...

Can the supervisors save manufacturing in San Francisco?

Manufacturing needs low rents – and if tech offices are allowed to intrude, it won't survive. By Zelda Bronstein March 12, 2014 -- On March 13, the San Francisco Planning Commission...