Category: San Francisco

Zoning by the Taste Police: Part 7, Good and bad, I define these terms

18 August, 2016 (09:00) | Apartments, ARZ, as-of-right zoning, Cities, Density, Development, Essential posts, Housing, Manhattan, New York City, San Francisco, struldbrug buildings, Taste police, Urbanization, Zoning, zoning-by-taste-police, ZTP | No comments

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.]   Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late. – Bob Dylan, 1968   By now it’s apparent from the previous six parts of this post (especially the […]

Zoning by the Taste Police: Part 6, Can’t just wish those pressures away

17 August, 2016 (09:00) | Apartments, ARZ, as-of-right zoning, Cities, Density, Development, Essential posts, Housing, Manhattan, New York City, San Francisco, struldbrug buildings, Taste police, Urbanization, Zoning, zoning-by-taste-police, ZTP | No comments

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.]   Sources used in this post   The New York Times (February 29, 2016; dark green font) The New York Times (May 20, 2016; black font) Boston Globe (July 24, 2016; brown font) […]

Zoning by the Taste Police: Part 5, From 24 apartments to just eight

16 August, 2016 (09:00) | Apartments, ARZ, as-of-right zoning, Cities, Density, Development, Essential posts, Housing, Manhattan, New York City, San Francisco, struldbrug buildings, Taste police, Urbanization, Zoning, zoning-by-taste-police, ZTP | No comments

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   Good intentions can be evil, both hands are full of grease. You know, sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace. – Bob Dylan, 1983   As we’ve seen in earlier parts of […]

Zoning by the Taste Police: Part 3, So convoluted and so dense

12 August, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, ARZ, as-of-right zoning, Cities, Density, Development, Essential posts, Housing, Manhattan, New York City, San Francisco, struldbrug buildings, Taste police, Urbanization, Zoning, zoning-by-taste-police, ZTP | No comments

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   And don’t criticize what you can’t understand. – Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changing, 1964   As we’ve seen so far, during the last half-century the form of urban land-use regulation that many of us knew – […]

Zoning by the Taste Police: Part 2, Too much, too many, too few, too tall

11 August, 2016 (09:00) | Apartments, ARZ, as-of-right zoning, Cities, Density, Development, Essential posts, Housing, Manhattan, New York City, San Francisco, struldbrug buildings, Taste police, Urbanization, Zoning, zoning-by-taste-police, ZTP | No comments

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Don’t go mistaking paradise for that home across the road. – Bob Dylan, The ballad of Franke Lee and Judas Priest, 1967   As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, New York City boomed vertically even after the introduction of the nation’s first citywide […]