Housing & Development
Systemic flaws in DBI’s permitting and inspection process, coupled with misconduct by former director Tom Hui, created a culture of corruption at the department, a city report says.
SB 9 and SB 10, both approved by the State Assembly this week, would make it easier to build multi-family housing in San Francisco and across the state.
Office workers are staying home for now, but record levels of investment in S.F. suggest a brighter long-term outlook for downtown.
Between state and local programs, San Francisco residents have received about $25 million in relief payments so far. That may not be enough to stop a wave of evictions.
The proposal is a “significant” upzoning for San Francisco, but would only make a dent in a state mandate to build 82,000 housing units by 2031.
The project sparked fierce opposition from some residents in the Sunset, who said the 98-unit development was too large for the neighborhood.
With the city reopening, San Francisco renters trying to lock in deals are finding stiffer competition and sudden fluctuations in price and availability.
The slow rollout of state of rent relief programs is raising concerns that people will fall through the cracks unless California extends its eviction moratorium and expands assistance.
The Upper Great Highway has become an urban escape for locked-down San Franciscans, but some residents aren’t fans of the traffic its closure has created. The beachside road’s future as a pedestrian-friendly corridor or high-speed thoroughfare hangs in the balance. But nature might have the final say…