Dogpatch Leads the Way in Neighborhood Revitalization

Dogpatch Leads the Way in Neighborhood Revitalization

The Dogpatch neighborhood is becoming a vibrant urban community. A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle stated, “San Francisco’s pushing ahead, and Dogpatch could lead the way.” Much of this change is led by housing development, with thousands of homes in the pipeline infusing new life into the former maritime town and bringing a…

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Last Minute Continuance for 490 South Van Ness Project

Last Minute Continuance for 490 South Van Ness Project

Last week, District 9 Supervisor Campos requested a continuance for a proposed project at 490 South Van Ness Avenue, six days before its Planning Commission approval hearing. While the action taken on one project may seem insignificant, it speaks to a core issue behind our housing affordability crisis: the length of time it takes to…

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Supervisor Jane Kim Introduces “Balanced Housing Act”

Last week, Supervisor Jane Kim introduced her controversial “Balanced Housing Act”. In simple terms, it links the production of market-rate housing in District 6 (D6) to the City’s 30 percent historic production rate of subsidized housing. If production of subsidized housing falls below 30 percent, as measured quarterly, any market-rate proposal for D6 would require…

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Breaking News: Ominous vote on 1050 Valencia Street project

Last night (Wed, Dec 11th), the Board of Appeals voted to reduce the 1050 Valencia Street project from five stories to four. Proposed as a 12-unit, 55-foot tall development, with 2 on-site affordable homes, no car parking and 1:1 bike parking, it complies with every requirement of the 2008 Eastern Neighborhoods Plan (ENP). Nevertheless, the…

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