SF lawmaker threatens to sue state if transit-oriented development bill passes

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez : sfexaminer – excerpt Opposition to a state bill that would increase housing density and heights near transit routes is building. Now one city lawmaker is threatening legal action. Supervisor Aaron Peskin on Monday pledged to sue the state to overturn Senate Bill 827 should it be approved. “I am an … More SF lawmaker threatens to sue state if transit-oriented development bill passes

Homes in SF, some historic, illegally demolished by developers

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