San Francisco's Unofficial Market-Rate Housing Moratorium

A recent appeal of a Planning Department project approval has forced developers to examine the cumulative impact of all market-rate housing on the city's eastern neighborhoods.
March 28, 2006, 9am PST | David Gest
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"No one's quite sure what to call it yet, but it has shaken San Francisco's housing debate to its very core, pitting developers against proponents of low-income housing and blue-collar jobs.

San Francisco planning officials acknowledged March 16 that no developer in eastern San Francisco can build another market-rate unit until the city answers a key question:

How does a million-dollar loft impact the person who cleans that loft -- or works in a warehouse next door -- and needs a place in the city too?"

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Published on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 in The San Francisco Bay Guardian
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