Waterfront

Housing for the super rich approved, 8-3

|
(111)

The progressive movement and the battle for housing balance and economic justice in San Francisco got walloped May 15 when eight supervisors sided with a developer who wants to build condos for the massively rich on the waterfront.Read more »

Why the May 15 vote on 8 Washington matters

|
(128)

Brad Benson, the special projects director at the Port of San Francisco, took me on a tour of the 8 Washington project and gave me his pitch for why the city ought to allow a developer to put the most expensive condos in city history, housing for the top half of the top half of the top 1 percent, on a prime piece of waterfront land. Read more »

Housing for the rich moves forward -- fast

|
(39)

A proposal to build the most expensive condos in San Francisco history will come before the Board of Supervisors May 15 -- and then before the Port Commission May 16, and then before the Board's Finance Committee May 16, a jumble of hearings and votes that may make it more difficult for critics to be heard.Read more »

America's cup: What does Larry get?

|
(8)

The development agreement for the America's Cup comes out next week, although the project is already under way. But there's some concern that the number of visitors (and thus the revenue to the city) might not be as high as projected.Read more »

One percent assault the waterfront

|
(106)

While the 99 percent are fighting to hold onto a crowded encampment at Justin Herman Plaza, two new condo projects are moving along in San Francisco that would give the one percent specatular views from their mulitmillion-dollar homes on the waterfront.

And as much as OccupySF has been a challenge for Mayor Ed Lee, his administration's response to giving choice parcels to some of the wealthiest people in the country will test his housing policy and his political independence.Read more »