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Higher Buildings, Lower Prices?

San Francisco's Planning Department is flirting with the idea of allowing taller buildings in the city in order to boost affordable housing. The concept is limited to areas like Mid-Market and SoMa, but would represent a big move toward building more housing in a city where height limits have been traditionally restrictive. Even supervisors like Jane Kim and David Campos, both of whom are often critical of developer motives, have said that they wouldn't be against upzoning if it increases affordability. [SF Business Times]