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Higher density suburban infill is helping keep housing costs in Seattle low relative to the Bay Area. Photo: SPUR

SPUR Talk: Learning from Seattle

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“There’s a kind of cultural license to grow,” explained Benjamin Grant, Urban Design Policy Director for the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), at a presentation about planning lessons from Seattle. “Although they have 20 percent fewer residents, Seattle is consistently producing, decade over decade, two times as much housing as San Francisco.” […]

Today’s Headlines

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Later Start Time for BART (SFGate, NBCBayArea) SFMTA Board Approves Capital Plan (Hoodline) Clipper for Low Income Riders (SFBay) Downtown Oakland’s Retail Woes (Hoodline) San Francisco Renters Plan to Leave (Curbed) Special Use Districts Explained (Hoodline) Bayview Farmer’s Market (SFChron) India Basin Impact Report Documents Late (Socketsite) Millbrae Development Plans in Trouble (DailyJournal) Commentary: Don’t […]
The damaged rail bridge that is part of the 20-mile Dumbarton Corridor.

Dumbarton Study Outreach Begins Tonight

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The San Mateo Transit District (SamTrans) released its report today on improving transportation links across the Dumbarton bridge and right of way. The agency will be soliciting public comment on the document–which runs 267 pages–over the next couple of months. The study proposes phased implementations of improved bus services and, somewhere down the line, rebuilding […]