May 9, 2008

JustQuotes: The HBANC Comes To San Francisco For An Urban Assault

“The [Home Builders Association of Northern California] has opened an office at 660 Mission St., an "urban division" that will push legislation and policies that help foster the sort of dense, urban, infill housing that is being built in San Francisco and downtown Oakland, according to HBANC President and CEO Joseph Perkins.”

“The office will be staffed with members of HBANC's government affairs group, which battles "growth controls, frivolous and abusive lawsuits, excessive environmental regulations and runaway fees," according to the group. Those forces "are significantly impairing housing production in the Bay Area and making homes less affordable."”

“Perkins said his group would offer support to local groups like the Urban Land Institute and the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, both of which push density along transit corridors. HBANC doesn't advocate for individual developments.”

Builders will seek urban home deals [San Francisco Business Times]

First Published: May 9, 2008 10:08 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

I guess when there is little or no green field action...

Posted by: Dede at May 9, 2008 11:10 AM

In a transitive way, by offering support to local groups like the Urban Land Institute and the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, isn't HBANC actually advocating "individual developments"?

Posted by: tloin at May 9, 2008 11:36 AM

I prefer 'individual developments' over massive socialist style 20 block long monotonous developments.

Posted by: sf at May 9, 2008 12:33 PM

they sound strangely naive, about being able to effect any changes in SF. they'll need to contend with: our infamous bored of stupidvisors, crazy-ass nimby's and their neighborhood associations, marxist affordable housing advocates, perpetually entitled tenant groups, an elitist planning dept, as well as a super-duper bureaucratic building department. and that's just for starters! but hey, ANY HELP is appreciated :-) good luck with that one boys...

Posted by: AMinSF at May 9, 2008 10:15 PM

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