Don’t think just because the Board of Supervisors recently voted down the proposed moratorium on market rate housing in the Mission that the debate is done. The Planning Commission announced that it will vote on Thursday to potentially implement six-month interim zoning controls. These controls will essentially give the Planning Commission a say in market-rate housing proposals and commercial projects. Any such developments would require authorization from the commission to proceed and projects that replace a single rent controlled unit with five or more market rate units would get extra scrutiny. Because the best way to alleviate the city’s housing crunch is, clearly, to prevent new homes from being built. Head on over to SFist for more details.
Planning Commission Could Invoke Moratorium on Mission’s Market Rate Housing