Not In Your Side Yard: A San Francisco Housing Fight

Fifth & Mission show

Summary: In a small but telling flare-up of the housing wars, a Corona Heights homeowner wanted to add units, including affordable ones, on his spacious corner lot. Neighbors objected and called him a profiteer, zoning laws stood in his way, and pro-housing politicians balked at stepping in. City Hall columnist Heather Knight interviews Scott Pluta, the homeowner, then talks to host Demian Bulwa about why it’s so hard to build housing — and how we can expect to see even more intense fights in the near future. | Unlimited Chronicle access: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit