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Warming to Transit Oriented Development in San Francisco

A new survey finds growing support for transit oriented development among San Francisco residents.
February 12, 2019, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"San Franciscans appear to be warming to the idea of building denser housing around transit hubs, an issue that has proved to be divisive in the city and across the Bay Area," reports Dominic Fracassa.

Fracassa is sharing the results of the annual state-of-the-city poll commissioned by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. The poll found 74 percent of the survey’s 500 respondents supported the ideas included in the More HOMES Act (SB 50), proposed by State Senator Scott Wiener as a follow up to last year's controversial SB 827.

"The survey results could suggest a shift in the city’s sentiment toward increasing density around transit hubs, a move that proponents have long held is essential for a city and a region tormented by traffic congestion and a punishing housing shortage," according to Fracassa.

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Published on Monday, February 11, 2019 in San Francisco Chronicle
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