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Wiener pushes housing increase near transit

If a new state law passes, new housing developments around transit hubs, such as the Glen Park BART station, could get density bonuses. Photo: dmountain

State Senator Scott Wiener is pushing Senate Bill 827, which would give density bonuses to new housing developments located within a half-mile of transit hubs, such as BART, Muni, and Caltrain stations.

According to Wiener, “If more people live near transit, more people can use it — meaning less driving, lower carbon emissions, less freeway congestion, and fewer crushing commutes.”

Wiener responded to concerns about displacement by promising to add anti-displacement amendments to the bill to protect existing residents.

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