Supes hit pause on India Basin megaproject amid air quality concerns

By Hannah Norman : bizjournals – excerpt The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has delayed its hearings for the $1 billion India Basin project after new environmental recommendations raised health concerns about air quality for potential residents…. However, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District presented mid-meeting new recommendations, including additional measures like the potential … More Supes hit pause on India Basin megaproject amid air quality concerns

SF builders struggle to keep transit center from rising

By Matier & Ross : sfchronicle – excerpt Its neighbor, the Millennium Tower, might be sinking, but — get this — the new $2.2 billion Transbay Transit Center has the potential to go in the opposite direction. One of the main challenges the builders faced was keeping the three-block-long monster from rising. “It’s like a … More SF builders struggle to keep transit center from rising

Affordable homes, not developer giveaways

By Maya Chupkov, Lisa Awbrey and Tes Welborn : sfchronicle – excerpt In a recent op-ed published in the Examiner, Corey Smith, the paid Campaign Organizer for the citywide advocacy group for market-rate housing developers known as the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, or HAC, put on his “community hat.” The piece titled “Homes Not Cars … More Affordable homes, not developer giveaways

Radioactive object found near homes at Hunters Point shipyard

By Jason Fagone and Cynthia Dizikes : sfchronicle – excerpt This Treadwell and Rollo map may help you keep track of the parcels. A radioactive piece of metal was found on the top of the hill about a foot underground on Parcel A near an area that was declared safe for housing years ago. A … More Radioactive object found near homes at Hunters Point shipyard

Excelsior youth say mixed-use housing proposal would feed displacement

By Laura Waxmann : sfexaminer – excerpt Youth from the Excelsior District and surrounding areas protested a controversial mixed-use housing proposal Saturday that they said would accelerate gentrification and fuel displacement in the largely working-class neighborhood. Plans to construct 175 units of affordable housing at 4840 Mission St. — the current site of the shuttered … More Excelsior youth say mixed-use housing proposal would feed displacement

The not-historic laundromat project is being delayed again, developer threatens lawsuit against SF

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

Supes to radically change notice requirements on development

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