Gentrification Battle In East San Jose Puts Focus On Planning Commission MembershipA battle over gentrification in East San Jose is shaping up in the fast changing Alum Rock neighborhood.
Redwood City Imposes New Guidelines For Oversized 'Monster Homes'Redwood City is taking steps to stop developers from building "monster homes" that are too big for neighborhoods. The city council voted on a new permit process that would put larger homes under greater scrutiny.
Battle Brewing Over Renovations At San Francisco's 'Full House' HomeA fight over one of the most famous homes in San Francisco is looming on the horizon as some neighbors are bristling over plans for the "Full House" house in Pacific Heights.
SF Planning Commission, Tony Robbins Back Nuns' Mission District Soup KitchenA group of Bay Area nuns have scored a major victory in the saga over where to move their soup kitchen. Their prayers are being answered with the help of some celebrity heavyweights.
Benicia Commission Derails Valero's Plan To Deliver Crude Oil By TrainA proposal to deliver crude oil by train to a Benicia refinery was rejected unanimously by the city's Planning Commission Thursday night.
SF Supervisor Wants To Crack Down On Academy of Art ViolationsSan Francisco's Academy of Art University is getting renewed attention from city officials for allegedly skirting city planning and permit laws.
San Francisco Planning Commission Approves Proposed Warriors ArenaThe San Francisco Planning Commission approved the design and environmental study for the proposed Golden State Warriors multi-use arena and two office towers in the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood on Thursday.
Developers Aim For Affordable Housing, New Community At Alameda PointA new development plan is taking shape at Alameda Point that will bring affordable housing to the area.
Target Backs Off Plan To Put Store On Polk Street In San FranciscoTarget is backing off its plan to put a store on Polk Street in San Francisco, and residents are cheering.
Planning Commission Recommends a 120 Night Per Year Hosting Cap On SF Airbnb RentalsSan Francisco's Planning Commission has recommended putting a cap on hosting short-term housing rentals to 120 nights a year in an amendment proposed by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell.
Sonoma City Council Worried Rental Sites Like Airbnb Would Ruin Town’s Character; Votes Them DownSonoma's City Council has blocked a plan to allow residents to rent out rooms in their homes on sites like Airbnb and VRBO.
Lawsuit Blocking Turf Fields At San Francisco Beach Chalet DismissedA San Francisco Superior Court judge Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a parent and environmental group that opposed plans to convert the city's Beach Chalet athletic fields from grass to artificial turf.
BART Official Says eBART Rail Project Set To Open In 2016A Bay Area Rapid Transit official said the eBART project linking Eastern Contra Costa County with BART is on time and on budget.
Islamic Center Gets Green Light from Planning Commissioners in San MartinRejecting a staff recommendation for a continuance, Santa Clara County planning commissioners have voted to approve an Islamic center project in San Martin.
SF Considers Artificial Turf For Beach Chalet Athletic Fields A proposal to replace the Beach Chalet grass fields in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park with synthetic turf and lighting is being considered Thursday evening at a joint hearing of the city’s Planning and Recreation and Park commissions.