Tag Archives: Dolores Heights Special Use District

Dolores Heights History: Audrey’s Bench

Do you know the story behind the carved wooden bench on Sanchez near 21st Street? It’s a lovely place to sit and enjoy a sunny day or to catch your breath after walking up Sanchez Hill. J.B. Blunk carved the … Continue reading

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Here’s to a Better 2021

What a year!  Never imaginable (still unbelievable) … yet we’ve done more than survive.  We’ve responded to this pandemic in positive and healthy ways.  We reached out to our neighbors in new ways…helping with errands, Zoom meetings, growing block safety … Continue reading

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Planning and Land Use (PLU) Committee – Update on SB 50 and Beyond

On January 30, thanks to opposition from a broad coalition of equity groups, cities and communities from across the state, SB 50 was stopped in the Senate once again. But our affordability crisis must still be addressed. We need solutions … Continue reading

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Dennis Richards’ Recap of SB 50 at our Spring Gathering

At our June 1 Spring Neighbors Gathering, Dennis Richards recapped Senator Scott Wiener‘s bill SB 50. That bill would sweepingly upzone (that is, change zoning to allow more density on each lot) most of the City (and indeed much of … Continue reading

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SB 50 Has Been Amended – What Does that Mean for Dolores Heights?

SB 50 has been amended. Yet it still overrides San Francisco’s thoughtful planning for density and growth. And it is a top-down, cookie-cutter proposal that benefits real estate developers . It provides significant value to developers through upzoning, by-right building, … Continue reading

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Our Affordable Housing Crisis and How SB 50 Affects Us

There is not enough housing in San Francisco for our lower- and moderate-income community, which includes many of our teachers, our firefighters, our young families, and our seniors. We need to do much more to maintain existing affordable housing and … Continue reading

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Do you know Audrey’s Bench?

Nestled among the plants near the southwest corner of Sanchez & 21st Streets is a beautiful sculpted wood bench. Its a great place to enjoy the views from Sanchez hilltop or to catch your breath after ascending the hill on … Continue reading

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ALERT from DHIC Planning & Land Use: SB 827 WILL UPZONE THE CITY

Come to the Town Hall meeting on Saturday, February 3 at the Taraval Police Station to Voice Your Concerns Senate Bill 827, sponsored by our State Senator Scott Wiener, will effectively upzone much of the City. It will also effectively … Continue reading

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New Year’s Greetings from the DHIC Board

Hello Neighbors! On behalf of the Dolores Heights Improvement Club Board, we hope that everyone had a great holiday season. Tom & Jerrys Holiday Tree – celebrating its 30th anniversary – drew many visitors. We wish you a happy and … Continue reading

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The Mission of the DHIC Planning and Land Use Committee

One of our primary missions in the Planning and Land Use Committee (PLU) is to be vigilant in protecting the letter and spirit of the Dolores Heights Special Use District (DH SUD). ¬†We monitor projects to ensure that they adhere … Continue reading

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