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New Development Rules Could be On Their Way to the Mission

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The Mission Moratorium may have been voted down at the ballot box last fall, but its failure does not mean the end of scrutiny on development in the neighborhood. The San Francisco Planning Commission will vote tomorrow on adopting interim controls that could require every new Mission housing development to be evaluated on its impacts on neighborhood character, affordability, and blue-collar jobs.

The controls would go into place for nine months while city planners work on the Mission Action Plan 2020. 21 current projects with 1,335 potential units would be affected. Projects with 33 percent or more affordable housing would be exempt from the controls, and all developers will be allowed to use reports created last year by the city controller and legislative analyst instead of commissioning their own.

· The Bar May be Raised Even Higher for New Housing in the Mission [SF Chronicle]