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SF orders construction sites to shut down

Affordable housing and essential infrastructure will continue, but other developments are stuck spinning their wheels

How to build a home in San Jose in just 12 weeks

South Bay city added one unit of housing in record time.

Crucial 13,000-unit Concord housing development might never happen

Heated debate over labor and budget could tank major housing project.

Long-stalled Hayes Valley development snared in fraud scandal

City Attorney subpoenas powerful dealmaker and Chinese developer behind the mysteriously moribund 555 Fulton project.

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These are SF’s biggest canceled or delayed housing projects

What happens to a dream deferred?

Soaring construction prices killing SF housing

New developments stuck racing the clock.

SF voters asked to decide whether to speed up housing construction

Mayor’s bid will make development easier, but only if it wins at the ballot box.

Lawsuit aims to stop thousands of planned Treasure Island homes

Former and current island residents allege deadly radiation risk remains despite public assurances.

Affordable housing plan on SF ballot will stall affordable housing, says economist

Proposition E gets an E for effort but an F for results in economist’s analysis.

Shipyard radiation tests around housing were sound, scientist panel says, but questions remain

A review says the SF Shipyard isn’t radioactive, but didn’t address deeper concerns about the scandal-plagued real-estate project.

Soaring Van Ness high-rise delayed yet again

400 homes are ready to start construction, but the developer wants to wait another two years.

How to file a noise or off-hours construction complaint in San Francisco

What to do if crews disturb your sleep.

San Francisco will spend $150 million to save a giant sewer pipe

Circa-1896 Lake Merced Tunnel is critical to the city’s plumbing—and in danger from climate change.

SF might finally have gained more new homes than people in 2019

The catch: Only because population growth slowed to a crawl.

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A guide to the high-rise projects transforming San Francisco

Here are the buildings poised to change the city’s skyline for good.

Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier delayed

Life-saving project likely two years late, set for 2023.

SF is the most expensive place in the world to build

San Francisco edged out New York City in 2019 for a queasy honorarium.

KRON 4 building demolished for senior housing

New building in the works since 2014.

Mira’s twisted vision finally complete

White-panel curtain wall puts the finishing touch on spiraling tower.

New Four Seasons tower in Yerba Buena topped off

The high-rise will come with a $49 million penthouse.

First glimpse: SOM’s upcoming One Steuart Lane along the Embarcadero

Luxury high-rise will transform the neighborhood.

San Francisco to more than double office construction fees

Fee spike will pay for affordable housing in plan to offset effects of job growth.

SF may more than double fees on office construction

Fee hike could raise millions for affordable housing.

SF, San Jose regions building 11,300-plus homes this year

San Francisco has tens of thousands of units in production, but only a fraction ready to deliver.

Ferry Building to undergo two-year restoration

The building will not only get a fresh coat of paint, but also a new color.

Embarcadero homeless navigation center takes shape

"Exciting to see the progress being made," said Mayor Breed.

California developers claim they’re scared to build in Bay Area, says survey

Multi-family development may stall as developers grimace at market

The SF megaprojects that actually finished on time

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Why is everything late, over-budget, and broken in San Francisco?

It’s both more and less complicated than it looks

SoMa’s $1 billion 5M megaproject breaks ground

Four-acre development will include parks and rooftop gardens.

Luxury homes under construction on Yerba Buena Island

Developer hopes to start selling its 266 units on bay locale in 2020.

Peek inside the new Chase Center

Still under construction, the future home of Cher and Celine Dion concerts—and the Golden State Warriors—starts to take shape.

San Francisco housing construction down 41 percent in 2018

More than 3,000 authorized new units remain unbuilt amid housing crisis.

Mayor Breed wants to ax fees for affordable housing

In-law units would also receive a discount under mayor’s plan.

Developer offers ‘historic laundromat’ site for ‘Monster In the Mission’ trade

Developer proposes land swap to get its towering 16th Street ambitions built.

Watch San Francisco’s new Chase Center near completion in real time

Take a peek at the nearly completed structure in Mission Bay.

Moscone Center expansion finished, open for business

Four years and $551 million later.

Trends we want to see in 2019

Industry experts and local notables reveal ideas that would make SF better.

2018 trends that will seem the strangest in 20 years

From expensive construction to virtual assistants.