REMINDER!  R&J green building event September 23

Reuben & Junius is sponsoring Constructing Green Building’s Legal Foundation: Regulatory Approaches and Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future to be held Wednesday, September 23, 8:00 am – 11:00 am, […]

This Week In San Francisco Land Use – Sept. 10, 2009

Zoning Administrator Issues First Determination of Eligibility Under the Eastern Neighborhoods “Legitimization” Program As we have discussed in previous updates, the Eastern Neighborhoods (EN) plan created a new “legitimization” program […]

Have You Filed Your Property Tax Appeal?

The Opportunity In these challenging economic times, real estate owners are looking for creative ways to cut operating expenses. Reducing real estate taxes is one means to do so. Every […]

This Week In San Francisco Land Use – August 19, 2009

New Dwelling Unit Demolition Legislation Would Require One-for-One Replacement Yesterday, Supervisor Mirkarimi introduced a bill at the Board of Supervisors that would limit the Planning Commission’s discretion in approving dwelling […]

NC Districts: A Look Back, And Ahead

In San Francisco, neighborhood commercial zoning (“NC Districts”) have been around since 1987. These zoning controls attempted to clarify various desirable and undesirable uses within the naturally occurring neighborhood commercial […]

This Week In San Francisco Land Use

Final Members of Historic Preservation Commission Confirmed At long last, the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission has a full membership. Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors confirmed the Mayor’s most recent […]

DR Reform? Planning Commission Recommends Changes

On June 18, 2009, San Francisco Planning Commission approved a resolution supporting an overhaul of the Planning Department’s Discretionary Review (“DR”) procedures. The DR process essentially allows any person to […]