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News, The Snitch West Side Neighbors, Facing Potentially More and Taller Housing, Ask: “What Happened to Planning in This City?”

West Side Neighbors, Facing Potentially More and Taller Housing, Ask: “What Happened to Planning in This City?”

Supervisor Katy Tang sallied forth into her own neighborhood last night to pitch a plan for more and taller housing in the city’s traditionally low-rise western neighborhoods. The measured argument, made to a room of skeptics at the Sunset…
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News, The Snitch Big-Money Condo Tower Presents Itself as a Champion of Working-Class San Franciscans

Big-Money Condo Tower Presents Itself as a Champion of Working-Class San Franciscans

NIMBYs will want to re-up on their blood pressure meds, because San Francisco’s ever-growing skyline may be about to grow a little more. Tishman Speyer, the developers behind the Studio Gang-designed condo tower planned for Folsom Street — you know,…
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News, The Snitch Community Groups Sue the City Over 5M Luxury Development in Soma

Community Groups Sue the City Over 5M Luxury Development in Soma

It’s been an arduous, seven-year climb for 5M, the four-acre mixed-use development slated for Fifth and Mission streets in SoMa. Spearheaded by development company Forest City and property owner Hearst Corporation (which also owns the San Francisco Chronicle), 5M…
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News, The Snitch Opponents of the Warriors’ Mission Bay Stadium Can Keep Fighting, But it Won't Change Anything

Opponents of the Warriors’ Mission Bay Stadium Can Keep Fighting, But it Won't Change Anything

If anybody in San Francisco was rooting for the Warriors to lose last night, every single one of them was probably at City Hall. The Mission Bay Alliance, a group that has sworn to fight the incoming 18,000-seat Warriors…
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News, The Snitch Market Street Porn Theater to be Demolished and Replaced by Something More Boring

Market Street Porn Theater to be Demolished and Replaced by Something More Boring

As the Examiner reports, yesterday the Planning Commission unanimously voted to…
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News, The Snitch Confidential Email Shows Kink.com Trying to Recruit Mission Latinos to Fight Prop. I [Updated]

Confidential Email Shows Kink.com Trying to Recruit Mission Latinos to Fight Prop. I [Updated]

It’s no secret that Kink.com is opposed to Prop. I, the so-called “Mission Moratorium” that would freeze construction of new Mission housing projects larger than five units for 18 months. The porn studio wants to convert its 40,000-square-foot Drill…
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News, The Snitch Members of Private Tennis Club Fight to Protect Their Space and the "Spirit of the City"

Members of Private Tennis Club Fight to Protect Their Space and the "Spirit of the City"

In an unusual twist on the tech/displacement narrative, more than 200 members of San Francisco’s only indoor tennis club are protesting plans to demolish the site and build a five-story office complex in its place, deeming the proposal another…
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News, The Snitch Yerba Buena Island Residents to Protest Evictions at City Hall

Yerba Buena Island Residents to Protest Evictions at City Hall

Residents of Yerba Buena Island facing eviction from former Naval officer housing on the island will be joined by Eviction Free San Francisco and other anti-displacement organizations in a protest at City Hall today at 11:30 a.m. The YBI…
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News, The Snitch Giants and Jane Kim Reach Deal to Increase Affordable Housing at Mission Rock Development to 40%

Giants and Jane Kim Reach Deal to Increase Affordable Housing at Mission Rock Development to 40%

The San Francisco Giants and a team of affordable housing advocates led by Supervisor Jane Kim have reached an agreement to increase to 40% the affordable housing component in the team's Mission Rock development. Under the agreement, which was…
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News, The Snitch California Supreme Court Will Rule On Affordable Housing Requirements Today

California Supreme Court Will Rule On Affordable Housing Requirements Today

Update: The California Supreme Court has ruled in favor of allowing cities to retain broad authority in establishing affordable housing mandates.  The California Supreme Court will rule today in a case about affordable housing requirements that could affect nearly…
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News, The Snitch Supe Jane Kim Throws Giants Development a Curveball

Supe Jane Kim Throws Giants Development a Curveball

Supervisor Jane Kim plans to introduce a ballot measure to increase the amount of affordable housing and lower the height limits at the San Francisco Giants' proposed Mission Rock development, the San Francisco Business Times reports. The Giants have…
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News, The Snitch Airbnb Legislation Under Attack Today

Airbnb Legislation Under Attack Today

It's not every day that a sitting U.S. Senator takes out an op-ed in the city's paper of record to argue that municipal legislation is crap, and sets an evil precedent.  But that's just what Sen. Dianne Feinstein has done…
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News, The Snitch Flower Mart: Development Foes Ready to Submit Title and Summary of Ballot Measure

Flower Mart: Development Foes Ready to Submit Title and Summary of Ballot Measure

Read the potential title and summary: See below It would seem to be a bit early to bring flowers for the Flower Mart.  The imperiled SoMa institution sits atop choice real estate that developer Kilroy Realty hopes to convert into…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Is Crowdsourcing Ideas for a New Market Street

San Francisco Is Crowdsourcing Ideas for a New Market Street

Theater hot spot. Redlight district. Line of boarded-up buildings and squats. Aspiring Champs-Elysees or 42nd Street. Tax-dodging tech corridor. Newly rejuvenated arts artery. Intersection point for so many battles over demography, redevelopment, and ultimately, the soul of San Francisco. It seems…
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News, The Snitch Spurned Warriors Stadium Site Now Hosts Cars and Scantily Clad Women

Spurned Warriors Stadium Site Now Hosts Cars and Scantily Clad Women

Update: Event organizer says hi. See below.  Piers 30-32, the hulking, derelict platform in the shadow of the Bay Bridge, is the site San Francisco development goes to die.  An incomplete list: In 1993, a proposed cruise ship terminal and…
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News, The Snitch Warriors Arena Booster Group Trims Swollen "Steering Committee"

Warriors Arena Booster Group Trims Swollen "Steering Committee"

Yesterday we reported that the noontime City Hall rally planned by the nascent group "Warriors on the Waterfront" came as a surprise to even those listed as part of the organization's steering committee. The surprise was two-fold: Not only were groups…
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News, The Snitch "Warriors on the Waterfront" Rally Catches So-Called Allies Off-Guard

"Warriors on the Waterfront" Rally Catches So-Called Allies Off-Guard

The battle for -- and against -- the Golden State Warriors' proposed waterfront arena is heating up. So it wasn't a surprise to see a group calling itself "Warriors on the Waterfront" throwing a noontime rally on the City Hall…
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News, The Snitch Controversial Hotel Approved -- But at Least You Won't be Seeing Naked People

Controversial Hotel Approved -- But at Least You Won't be Seeing Naked People

The Chronicle wrote today about the almost apologetic tone taken by Planning Commissioners after approving a contested 11-story, 220-room hotel only stumbling distance from Moscone Center. You can complain about how yet another hotel sprouting in an area already thick…
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News, The Snitch Anchor Brewery Announcement Leads to Delightful Day-Drinking

Anchor Brewery Announcement Leads to Delightful Day-Drinking

Had Anchor Brewery's proposed waterfront extravaganza been extant in the days of Otis Redding, sitting on the dock of the bay could have been a less melancholy experience. Yesterday's big development announcement was made during a dreary gray morning. But, even…
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News, The Snitch Kezar Gardens: Haight Recycling Center to Close This Week

Kezar Gardens: Haight Recycling Center to Close This Week

In a move surely motivated by the Christmas spirit, the city's Recreation and Parks Department evicted one of the only recycling centers in Haight-Ashbury, Kezar Gardens. Last week, sheriff's deputies arrived to boot employees, marking the end of an 18-month…
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