It's been on the table for years and years, but yesterday the Board of Supervisors finally approved the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, rezoning 2,200 acres of the city for housing and mixed use. This rezoning of parts of the Mission, lower Potrero, SoMa and Dogpatch is, according to Aaron Peskin, "the largest rezoning of San Francisco that's happened in generations," and it will provide the potential for the housing the city so desperately needs (up to 10,000 units) in its current trajectory to become a bedroom community that serves outlying industries. Next up: The Mayor Newsom could vote on a "use-it-or-lose-it" requirement that would require developers to start building by 2011. Economy be damned!
· Supes OK plan for thousands of new homes [SF Gate]
· Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Deals Death Blow to Jobs [Curbed SF]
· Housing Moratorium Lifted: Now What? [Curbed SF]
· Brace, NIMBYs: Eastern Neighborhood Plan Approved Today [Curbed SF]