Sunday, August 29, 2021

"One housing project has turned into an epic San Francisco battle"

San Francisco Chronicle on one owner's attempt to add four units to his property (including two affordable):

To some of his neighbors, the garden already is a paradise, an open space that gives the surrounding homes more sunlight, air and a view. [The] proposal, in their minds, is hellish. Building too big and destroying the character of the block. 


“Our association will always opt for trees, grass and shrubs because that’s what makes San Francisco San Francisco,” he said. “We consider backyards to be sacrosanct. 


“You could sit all day at the Planning Commission, and it’s all stories like this,” she said. “It’s all rich people yelling at each other