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The housing bill that has people freaking out from Marin to Compton

By Patrick following x   2018 Apr 1, 6:50pm 996 views   9 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


https://www.dailynews.com/2018/04/01/what-to-know-about-the-housing-bill-that-has-people-freaking-out-from-marin-to-compton/

As currently written, SB 827 would essentially exempt all new housing built within half a mile of a train stop or quarter mile of a frequent bus stop from most local zoning rules. So, if a city had zoned an area for single-family homes, developers could invoke the bill to build multifamily apartment buildings between four and eight stories high. It would also free those projects from parking requirements and other zoning rules frequently abused by cities to impede new development.

How much area in major California cities would fall under the bill? That’s what makes this so radical. Preliminary analysis by the San Francisco Planning Department shows that basically all—yes, all—of San Francisco and huge swaths of Los Angeles would lose their local zoning regulations. Ninety percent of San Francisco’s residential parcels would have a higher height limit for new development under the bill. ...

For decades, urbanists across the state have longed for the type of density SB 827 would bring. Despite major pushback from some quarters of his home city that San Francisco would become unrecognizable should the bill become law, Wiener has stressed that such density is good for cities like San Francisco, and the most effective way to combat the region’s astronomical housing prices.

Proponents of SB 827 say it has two primary goals: 1) to increase the supply of housing and thereby lower housing prices, and 2) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.
1   lostand confused   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 1, 8:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Fascinating-will it pass? I doubt anybody wants to build in Compton. But a bunch of high rises in the east bay, SF, peninsula and San Jose and LA would certainly alleviate housing demand.
2   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 1, 9:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
Despite major pushback from some quarters of his home city that San Francisco would become unrecognizable should the bill become law,


"We're known for our poopy, broken-glass streets. High density housing? For Shame! Let them eat tiny houses!"
3   FortWayne   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 1, 9:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

We need more houses, not apartment buildings destroying communities.

I don’t agree with this bill for those reasons.
4   BlueSardine   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 1, 9:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Time to short Farmers and All state.
The big ones due any day now...
Patrick says
Preliminary analysis by the San Francisco Planning Department shows that basically all—yes, all—of San Francisco and huge swaths of Los Angeles would lose their local zoning regulations
5   ForcedTQ   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 2, 11:05am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

The non-thinking urban housing consumer will see this and jump for joy. They feel jilted at the prices they are paying for rent/purchase of living space in these large cities. They do not understand the problems of living in a high density area. They do not think of the future, they only posture about how others should be acting "sustainably." They do not even begin to understand the meaning of the word. Most have never even thought about how to feed themselves should the store they buy food from every other day cease to have stock on it's shelves. Let them eat cake.....
6   HEYYOU   ignore (16)   2018 Apr 2, 11:31am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick,
Got your "Patrick.net Housing News" email.
After a quick perusal,one slight problem,
Not enough pictures!

Patnetters read on the 1st grade level.
And that may be a compliment, lmao, ;-)
7   FortWayne   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 2, 4:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

If you are complementing yourself... sure

HEYYOU says
Patrick,
Got your "Patrick.net Housing News" email.
After a quick perusal,one slight problem,
Not enough pictures!

Patnetters read on the 1st grade level.
And that may be a compliment, lmao, ;-)
8   HEYYOU   ignore (16)   2018 Apr 2, 5:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

FortWayne says
If you are complementing yourself... sure


Definitely a compliment! Some are reading at kindergarten level.
Reading's not the problem,it's comprehension.
9   FortWayne   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 2, 8:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I read goodly.

HEYYOU says
FortWayne says
If you are complementing yourself... sure


Definitely a compliment! Some are reading at kindergarten level.
Reading's not the problem,it's comprehension.




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