The missing middle: San Francisco developers rethink how to build housing in reach of the middle class
May 15, 2015
For four decades, real estate developer Westlake Urban has held onto a six-acre slice of sloped, winding land where 86 rent-controlled housing units sit in the shadow of the forested Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve. But it will soon be time for big changes. San Mateo-based Westlake Urban is shooting to turn the Kirkham Heights […]
Why not look to westside to build homes?
February 17, 2015
Go west, the saying goes. When it comes to building housing in San Francisco, though, the saying only goes as far west as the Panhandle. Try to develop anywhere west of the center of The City, and another saying comes to mind: Fat chance. Most of our construction boom has been concentrated in the eastside […]