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Gentrification is a real social concern that needs careful but focused solutions

Not really: Up until the Petaluma City Plan was found legal in the 1970s (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petaluma,_California#History for more) and the growth of height-limit acts in major cities, places that experienced growth built more buildings to accommodate new residents, so prices stayed (relatively) low for most people moving to a given locale.

We're seeing the end game of extreme supply restrictions in popular major urban areas: very high prices as increasing demand hits limited supply. The solution is to increase supply, but SF has mostly chosen not to do this: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2013/10/san-francis... .

Are you unaware of the record building that is going on in San Francisco?

It's still not even close to market demand. I'm a homeowner in San Francisco. The market is telling me to bulldoze my house and build a 10-story condominium. Hell would freeze over before I'd be allowed to do that.

Is it building that increases density or just remodeling?

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