J. K. Dineen, SF Chronicle

J. K. Dineen

SF Chronicle

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by J.K.:

A year ago S.F. leaders celebrated this affordable housing groundbreaking. Then the work stopped

A dispute with a neighbor has delayed construction on 63-units of transitional youth... → Read More

Half Moon Bay’s close-knit farmworker community reels from massacre

Half Moon Bay’s close-knit farmworker community was reeling after a man shot and killed seven people in a “workplace violence” attack at two local nurseries. → Read More

S.F.’s largest landlord defaults on massive loan. What does it mean about the future of city’s real estate?

The default shows the challenges that San Francisco real estate owners will grapple with... → Read More

Meet the ‘drain daddies’ and ‘storm drain troopers’ who helped keep S.F. dry during the storm

San Francisco has thousands of sewer drains. The city enlists volunteers to help keep them clear during storms caused by the recent atmospheric rivers. → Read More

S.F.’s real estate market could be quiet in 2023. But here are 8 things to watch for

With most housing and commercial development on hold due to economic forces and San Francisco’s slow pandemic recovery, the focus will be on policy changes. → Read More

Some good news for S.F.’s struggling Market Street: The long-awaited IKEA will open in 2023

The store famous for Swedish meatballs, and furniture, will take space in the empty mall... → Read More

Stalled S.F. housing sites are creating eyesores with tents, dumping and drug use. The ‘mess’ could last years

With San Francisco leading the nation in construction costs, it’s likely that these blighted blocks could continue to plague neighborhoods for years. → Read More

Developer of the Bay Area’s largest proposed housing project wants to house more people

The proposal is the latest Bay Area development to ask for more units than originally... → Read More

S.F.’s Union Square is dressed up for the holidays — but what comes next?

A year after the shopping district was swarmed by thieves, SF's Union Square is decorated for the holidays. But its future is murky, with considerations on how to revive the area. → Read More

Can a swimming pool floating on the bay unlock the redevelopment of these S.F. piers?

Developers unveiled the latest vision for San Francisco’s star-crossed Piers 30-32, and... → Read More

The plan to convert Stonestown Galleria into a town center is coming into focus. Here’s an early look

The transformation of Stonestown Galleria from a shopping center to a bustling town center... → Read More

As S.F.’s market rate housing developers sit idle, nonprofits are swooping in to create affordable homes

Senior housing is part of the plans for more affordable homes in San Francisco. → Read More

Can S.F. kick-start housing construction? This little-known committee might hold the key

With housing construction stalled in San Francisco because of soaring interest rates and... → Read More

This new Silicon Valley development is fully leased, as other offices go vacant. Here’s why it’s so hot

The office parking lots on storied Sand Hill Road are often empty these days. But a few... → Read More

Will S.F. renters pay $2,500 for tiny Tenderloin apartments with Murphy beds and mini-fridges? We’ll soon find out

The developer behind a controversial Tenderloin project in San Francisco is opening a similar project with 130 micro-unit apartments on what was once a YMCA parking lot. → Read More

Are S.F. landlords sitting on tens of thousands of empty homes? Vacancy tax could put debate to rest

Prop. M would tax vacant units. Proponents say it would raise millions of dollars for... → Read More

'The devil is in the details': Why the Oakland A's plan to fund a new ballpark hasn't worked in other cities

Experts have concerns about the Oakland A’s Howard Terminal ballpark funding plans using revenue from planned office and retail space, but it hasn’t worked for other cities. → Read More

Yelp data reveals downtown S.F. crisis: neighborhood business grew 88% more

A Yelp report looked at several cities across the country to crunch numbers on which parts of towns are attracting new businesses. → Read More

A big S.F. railyard project has goals of transforming transit. Could it also bring more housing?

Nearly a decade after late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee floated the idea, Caltrain is beginning their plans for rail yards that straddle the South of Market and Mission Bay. → Read More

California housing officials tell Oakland to plan for more homes in pricey Rockridge neighborhood

Like cities across California, Oakland is scrambling to finalize its eight-year housing... → Read More