Sup­port grows to add hous­ing by tran­sit hubs

San Francisco Chronicle - - FRONT PAGE - By Do­minic Fra­cassa

San Fran­cis­cans ap­pear to be warm­ing to the idea of build­ing denser hous­ing around tran­sit hubs, an is­sue that has proved to be di­vi­sive in the city and across the Bay Area.

An an­nual state-of-the-city poll com­mis­sioned by the San Fran­cisco Cham­ber of Com­merce re­vealed that 74 per­cent of the sur­vey’s 500 re­spon­dents supported a state bill that would, among other things, pre­vent cities from re­strict­ing apart­ment con­struc­tion within a half mile of a tran­sit sta­tion, like BART or Cal­train.

Though it wasn’t men­tioned by name, the poll was ask­ing re­spon­dents about SB50, a bill by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Fran­cisco.

The sur­vey re­sults could sug­gest a shift in

Cham­ber con­tin­ues on A5

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