By Dianne de Guzman : sfgate – excerpt The will-they-won’t-they dance of whether a Mission laundromat will be turned into local housing has reached another roadblock in its quest, and this time the developer is threatening a lawsuit. The 75-unit building proposed at the Wash Club situated at 2918 Mission St. recently passed the hurdle … More The not-historic laundromat project is being delayed again, developer threatens lawsuit against SF
By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt The Board of Supes will vote Tuesday/19 on a piece of legislation that would change the way planners give the public notice of upcoming projects. Nobody’s paid much attention to this, but neighborhood advocates say it’s a very big deal… This matter was continued till June 26, to … More Supes to radically change notice requirements on development
Planning Commissioner Moore slipped away with her husband, Bill, after swarms of photographers and well-wishers piled on the love and affection at the City Hall ceremony honoring one of our own for her years of exceptional service. Photo by zrants. “This notable occasion, the celebration of Commissioner Moore’s election to the position as Fellow of the prestigious American Institute of Certified Planners, gives us the opportunity to thank her for her past service and appeal to both her and the Board of Supervisors to continue her invaluable service on the Planning Commission. This recognition by her peers reinforces what we have seen consistently now for nearly twelve years.” – Jim Warshell, Co-Chair, … More Planning Commissioner Kathrin Moore was Honored at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Meeting.
This the latest edition of Amendments to SB-827. We are still concerned with many aspects of the bill. http://sd11.senate.ca.gov/sites/sd11.senate.ca.gov/files/sb_827_amendments_022718.pdf HIGHLIGHTS Local inclusionary %affordable requirements apply (anticipated this, doesn’t really change anything) Rent controlled homes cannot be demolished for SB 827 without local govt demo permit; every displaced tenant will have a Right to Remain Guarantee … More New amendments to Scott Wiener’s SB-827 are here
By Joshua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt Two years after San Francisco passed a law intended to encourage property owners to add accessory dwelling units to help ease the housing crisis, snags in the approval process are calling into question the program’s effectiveness. The most recent data shows there have been 109 permits issued for … More Just 23 in-law units built after two years as SF seeks to iron out approval process
By Zelda Bronstein : 48hills – excerpt His next round of housing bills force cities to accept growth and displacement—without giving them the money or tools to mitigate it On January 19, I attended UCLA Extension’s 2018 Land Use Law and Planning Conference at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Seated in long rows … More Scott Wiener’s war on local planning
By J.K. Dineen : sfchronicle – excerpt In early December, the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection received a permit application to demolish a home at 49 Hopkins St., a 1935 modernist residence just east of Twin Peaks that was designed by famed architect Richard Neutra. But there was a problem with the application: The house … More Homes in SF, some historic, illegally demolished by developers