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Passing A Master Plan in Densityphobic San Francisco

It's urbanists vs. NIMBYs as San Francisco's Planning Commission prepares to vote on a new master plan that calls for more density and more affordable housing.

San Francisco's Planning Commission needs to find room for 31,000 new housing units:

"And because most land in San Francisco is already accounted for, that means allowing some buildings - especially those near Muni or BART - to become taller or house more people.

But many residents of the city's Richmond and Sunset districts worry they'll lose their yard, their parking spot or the breathing room afforded by low-rise housing."

Opponents use the word that strikes fear into the hearts of San Franciscans: "Manhattanization."

Full Story: SF master plan for housing up for debate

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