by Josh Stephens on Dec 17, 2023
Housing , Newport Beach, Orange County, San Francisco, Taco Bell
Or then again, maybe not -- based on the reactin Josh Stephens got from Realtors in Newport Beach.
by William Fulton on Oct 29, 2023
Entitlements, HCD, Housing, Permit Streamlining Act, San Francisco
After a review, HCD has told San Francisco it must start reforming its entitlement process by Thanksgiving or else. Will the state start investigating other cities' entitlement processes as well?
by William Fulton on Sep 24, 2023
CEQA, Housing, Legislation, San Francisco
Some important bills passed this year. But unless the Legislature is willing to take on CEQA directly, there may not be a whole lot more to do on the land use front to encourage more housing production.
by Larry Sokoloff on Sep 11, 2023
Housing, Navy, Redevelopment, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay, Treasure Island
But San Francisco Bay island project faces a very different market than it would have a few years ago.
by William Fulton on Aug 26, 2023
Density Bonus Law, Inclusionary Housing, San Francisco
Developer claims that under the Density Bonus Law, density and height can be calculated based on the entire site, not just an individual building.
by Josh Stephens on Aug 24, 2023
Bakersfield, Downtowns, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco
In the wake of the pandemic, some California downtowns are stronger than ever. Others resemble the walking dead. Both scenarios have inspired planners to get creative.
by Larry Sokoloff on May 9, 2023
Berkeley, Housing, Oakland, San Francisco, Vacancy Tax
Especially in the Bay Area, cities are beginning to tax vacant units and vacant land in an attempt to bring more housing onto the market.
by Josh Stephens on Mar 5, 2023
Gentrification, Restaurants, San Francisco
A restaurant critic wonders if they deserve blame for furthering gentrification in San Francisco. It's an interesting, and utterly counterproductive, question.
by William Fulton on Feb 6, 2023
development agreement, discrimination, Rancho Cucamonga, San Francisco, SLAPP
An appellate court partially reverses a lower court decision on an anti-SLAPP motion in a case where a city planner sought to drum up opposition to expansion of a Montessori school.
by William Fulton on Nov 20, 2022
CEQA, San Francisco
Reversing lower court, appellate panel rules that San Francisco erred in saying high school stadium lights can be exempted from CEQA.