Developers in San Francisco are converting oldindustrial buildings into high-priced and controversial living spaces.
Developers in San Francisco's South of Market district are converting oldindustrial buildings into high-priced and controversial "loft-living" spaces with high ceilings and concrete floors. This latest trend in alternative urban housing is catching on in other Bay Area communities too. But these lofts are attracting Silicon Valley workers, pushing up prices and driving out lower-income residents who used to live in the neighborhood before it became fashionable.
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