After the Drew School got the go-ahead to remove three (3) of the city’s roughly 365,000 housing units in order to expand their campus, Supervisor Mirkarimi introduced legislation that would require the one-for-one replacement of any demolished housing units.
Planning commissioners during a Thursday hearing into the legislation said they would like to retain the ability to use their discretion to approve the demolition of homes in some circumstances, such as the expansion of a school.
Mirkarimi said he would like to work with the commission to finesse his proposal.
“I’m open-minded in terms of how we might want to sculpt the legislation,” Mirkarimi said.
According to the Examiner, the Drew School expansion “was the only demolition project that would lead to an overall loss of housing units to have been approved since anti-demolition policies were formalized and adopted by The City in March 2008.”
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