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San Francisco’s Planning Commission About to Reconvene

While the Planning Department’s offices are currently closed to the public, the Department remains open for business and processing applications with its staff (mostly) working from home. And next week, San Francisco’s Planning Commission will reconvene as well, with a full agenda and the commissioners participating via video conferencing... Read More »

San Francisco’s Streamlined Approval Process

San Francisco’s Streamlined Approval Process

In general, it now takes between a year and three for a newly proposed multi-unit development in San Francisco to be preliminarily assessed, processed, analyzed, reviewed and readied for a potential approval hearing in front of San Francisco’s Planning Commission, a workflow which San Francisco’s Planning Department has been... Read More »

Plans to Restrict New Roof Decks in San Francisco

Plans to Restrict New Roof Decks in San Francisco

Building permits to add a new roof deck atop a single-family home or little residential building in San Francisco can currently be approved “over-the-counter,” without the need for a Residential Design Advisory Team (RDAT) review that they might have to go through roofer companies (learn more) nor requiring any... Read More »

Fraudulent Plans, Fines and Penalties in San Francisco

Fraudulent Plans, Fines and Penalties in San Francisco

A special meeting between San Francisco’s Planning and Building Inspection Commissions is being convened this week. The topics of discussion: How demolitions in San Francisco are defined; the rise of fraudulent building plans designed to skirt San Francisco’s Planning Code and/or the Planning Department’s approval process; and the potential... Read More »

A Century of Planning in San Francisco

A Century of Planning in San Francisco

Back in 1904, San Francisco Mayor James Phelan convened the Association for the Improvement and Adornment of San Francisco, a private group which invited the visionary Daniel Burnham to create a unified plan for the development of San Francisco. From a compendium prepared by San Francisco’s Planning Department, from... Read More »