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J. K. Dineen

SF Chronicle

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by J.K.:

S.F.’s first cross-laminated timber building offers glimpse of construction’s future

In the city’s design-heavy Showplace Square district, developer SKS Partners is putting... → Read More

S.F’s next big housing battle may be over a huge 400-condo development on the west side

The proposed 12-story, 400-unit project would be the tallest and densest housing... → Read More

He’s been blamed for killing housing, but credited with keeping SoMa affordable. Meet S.F.’s most influential housing advocate

The Wizard of SoMa, John Elberling, has been a lightning rod in the city’s housing... → Read More

S.F. supervisor wants affordable housing to focus on middle income households

Supervisor Gordon Mar on Tuesday is introducing an alternative ordinance that would... → Read More

They grew up in Oakland. They owned homes. How they lost everything explains the city’s spiraling homeless crisis

The Chronicle spent five months digging into Oakland’s homeless crisis by shadowing four longtime residents to better understand their connection to the city, how they lost their housing and what the city might do to help them. → Read More

The Empire Theater went dark during the pandemic. A new owner wants to revive the West Portal hub

“The place is a disaster,” said the owner, still unsure what the property will be... → Read More

S.F.'s supervisors grill city's Department of Building Inspection over corruption

The ongoing corruption scandal that has roiled the Department of Building Inspection,... → Read More

S.F. couple awarded $2.7 million after alleged harassment by landlord

The suit came after the landlord was accused of terrorizing rent-controlled tenants in an... → Read More

Diamond Heights land was bought for affordable housing. Now it could become expensive townhomes

The San Francisco neighborhood could see 24 townhomes added to a scenic hillside.... → Read More

Marin County town's failed office park could turn into housing gold

Once celebrated as a model suburban office park, the 63-acre former Fireman’s Fund... → Read More

Bay Area cities face long odds in fighting state-mandated housing goals

California wants 440,000 new homes by 2030. The goal has cities across the Bay Area... → Read More

San Francisco's parklets are here to stay, but supes say they can close overnight

The Board of Supervisors approved a modified version of the ordinance regulating the... → Read More

S.F. is urging landlords to add housing units. Renters say they are paying the price

The city’s push to convert common spaces into housing units has resulted in nearly 500... → Read More

S.F. co-living startup Starcity taken over by N.Y. firm after pandemic struggles

Starcity, the San Francisco startup that helped pioneer a model of tech-centric urban... → Read More

S.F. building inspector put on leave in widening city hall corruption probe

A senior San Francisco building inspector has been placed on administrative leave after... → Read More

The 'missing middle': These S.F. neighborhoods have high eviction rates, but little help from city

Crucial neighborhoods such as the Castro and Noe Valley are fighting gentrification as... → Read More

S.F. is about to see a wave of affordable housing projects bring 900 homes to the city

The Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development said the projects will be on... → Read More

Plan for affordable downtown housing divides Bay Area city, with claims of racism, elitism

A proposed affordable housing development in downtown Livermore has raised questions... → Read More

Trump retains ownership of S.F. property after refinancing rather than selling

The former president will remain the minority owner of the former Bank of America... → Read More

Could the Bay Area solve its housing crisis by building in city centers? An S.F. group thinks so

A 50-year strategic plan by the urban think tank SPUR includes 175 policy... → Read More