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San Francisco lawmakers undercut Sen. Wiener’s transit-housing bill

"SF would be aligning itself with some of the most housing-resistant communities in California," warns Scott Wiener.

BART endorses major transit-housing bill

Bay Area’s biggest transit network backs SB 50.

Sen. Scott Wiener makes sweeping revisions to transit-housing bill [Correction]

California lawmaker packs "More Homes Act" with affordable-housing language, adds ferry lines to the menu.

Neon mural coming to Civic Center

Joseph Kosuth’s permanent installation will illuminate ho-hum side of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

San Francisco’s big plan to fix troubled Civic Center

Proposed redesign includes permanent street closure, dog park, pavilion, and UN Plaza fountain makeover.

San Jose approves co-living ‘dorms’ for downtown area

Bay Area developer plans nearly 800 shared units.

Plans for skinny hotel with micro-rooms revealed

San Francisco’s latest lodging proposal comes with rooftop bar.

San Franciscans want city to ‘maximize housing,’ according to new poll

City dwellers favor more density, especially near transit.

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

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

Transbay Transit Center closed until June

And repairs could last even longer inside beleaguered transit behemoth.

SoCal city sues state over SF senator’s housing law

Huntington Beach alleges Scott Wiener’s SB 35 housing law is unconstitutional.

San Jose and Stockton mayors boost transit-housing plan

"Too many children go to bed at night without seeing parents who are stuck in crippling commutes."

SF Gay Men’s Chorus buys Valencia Street’s Baha’i Center

Crooners plan to convert Art Deco masterpiece into a national center for LGBTQ arts.

AT&T Park is now called Oracle Park

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SF housing, design trends, and more in 2018: The year in review

The best homes, biggest building projects, good and bad trends, and more.

2018 trends that will seem the strangest in 20 years

From expensive construction to virtual assistants.

The best new building projects of 2018

Industry experts and SF notables weigh in on the projects and structures that stood out this year.

Owner who demolished famous SF home ordered to build replica

Ruling comes on the heels of the proposed Housing Preservation and Expansion Reform Act.

New SF City Hall employee has one goal: To approve housing

Director of housing delivery tasked with delivering 5,000 new homes each year.

SF supervisors seek to stop illegal home demolition [Correction]

Lawmakers reveal the Housing Preservation and Expansion Reform Act.

Despite years of opposition, Brisbane Baylands housing plan wins in landslide

Baylands still a long way from actual construction.

City passes plan for new homes and development in SoMa

"This is the biggest area plan the city has passed," said Supervisor Jane Kim.

California lawmaker revisits transit housing bill

New proposal of old effort to allow density around transportation stops is back.

SF might vote to nix minimum parking requirements this week

"This is not a ban on new parking," insist city legislators.

Haight McDonald’s housing site now a parking lot

Planned housing is still years away.

A’s propose Bjarke Ingels ‘jewel box’ design for new waterfront ballpark

It might even come with a gondola.

How YIMBYs wiped out in San Francisco

Voters say "not in my backyard" to YIMBYs at ballot box.

City approves 1,500 homes at India Basin

Bayview residents worry about air quality as new large-scale construction looms.

New Harvey Milk Plaza redesign plans go before city, prompt concern

Perkins Eastman comes back with a new look, but not everyone is pleased.

Huge BART housing bill becomes law

Transit agency directors will have broad authority to create tens of thousands of new homes.

Baylands development vote looms for Brisbane

Measure JJ could clear decade-plus Baylands logjam or start it all over again.

Multimillion dollar contract to upgrade Clipper biased toward incumbent, say vendors

"If [MTC] actually implemented streamlined fares, it should get a more competitive bid."

Cupertino approves Vallco development plan near Apple Park [Updated]

"Bringing this in would bring a lot of probably lower income people."

Berkeley blocks housing project again, citing historic value of parking lot site

Even SB 35 can’t get West Berkeley plans past city skepticism.

Mayor Breed demands more in-law apartments

The city must process applications for more than 900 in-law apartments across San Francisco, which have hitherto been hung up in red tape.

California Senate passes huge BART housing bill

BART could develop tens of thousands of homes on property it owns near stations if AB 2923 passes in full

Mid Market scares off tenants at SF’s big empty mall

6x6 still a zero for actual stores

“Historic laundromat” owner sues city

Marin landlord seeks $17 million for alleged obstruction of building ambitions