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PodShare is a co-living space where tenants pay to rent a "pod," or bunk bed, in one of its San Francisco or Los Angeles locations.

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"but what if...hear me out...San Francisco allowed apartment buildings higher than 40 feet to be built?"

The development boom would accelerate the process of gentrification. That's what.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-05 01:19 PM | Reply

--but what if...hear me out...San Francisco allowed apartment buildings higher than 40 feet to be built?

And allow the unwashed masses to rub shoulders with the progressive plutocrats?

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-05 02:10 PM | Reply

Finance rules all, with the military in the wings in case anything goes off course.

#3 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-05 02:41 PM | Reply

Given San Fran's history, location, relative to earthquakes, seems at first glance the code is not unreasonable.

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-07-05 04:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Given San Fran's history, location, relative to earthquakes, seems at first glance the code is not unreasonable.
#4 | POSTED BY OLDWHISKEYSOUR AT 2019-07-05 04:33 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

It's the little things that people sometimes ignore.

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-07-05 07:14 PM | Reply

San Francisco has an immense homeless population and it is growing.

This economic divide was present when I was in the Bay. It's unsustainable, the people who command the biggest paycheck are not worth destroying the population.

I'm glad I was able to escape to employment back in Oregon.

#6 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-07-05 07:31 PM | Reply

How about hive hotels like they have in Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Japan?

They are also know as cubical hotels and apartments.

Google it... some YouTube vids from folks that stayed in one.

Pretty interesting concept.

#7 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-05 08:11 PM | Reply

Bedbugs - no charge. Sidewalk ---------- won't pay for this luxury.

It's a good option for the entry level Google and Amazon employees though.

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-06 12:59 AM | Reply

This is a deal that no bugman can resist. Only $1200/month to reside in a hive filled with likeminded soymilk drinkers? It would be like your twitter feed full of blue checkmarks has manifested IRL, although you still have to step over all the homeless people and their poo that are the result of decades of leftist policy.

#9 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-07-06 01:31 AM | Reply

"decades of leftist policy"

Since 1975.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-06 01:42 AM | Reply

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"decades of leftist policy"
Since 1975.
#10 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2019-07-06 01:42 AM

Free market forces without gobmint interference.

Thanks, Capitalism!!

#11 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-07-06 02:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--but what if...hear me out...San Francisco allowed apartment buildings higher than 40 feet to be built?

#2 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2019-07-05 02:10 PM | REPLY

Great idea build tall buildings on an earthquake fault. What could possibly go wrong?

#12 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-07-06 04:11 AM | Reply

Salesforce Tower - 1,070 feet, built 2017
181 Fremont - 802 feet, built 2017

San Francisco is not destroyed by earthquakes. It's destroyed by the fires that follow major earthquakes.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-06 08:24 AM | Reply

There is no chance to ever lower San Fran housing costs without increasing density, and the only way do that is vertically.

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-06 08:57 AM | Reply

"Free market forces without gobmint interference. Thanks, Capitalism!!"

If only they had moved to Venezuela...

#15 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-07-06 10:18 AM | Reply

There is no chance to ever lower San Fran housing costs without increasing density, and the only way do that is vertically.

#14 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG AT 2019-07-06 08:57 AM |

Whose private property are you going to take to drive down everyones property values? We live in a rentier society and landlords have no reason to voluntarily reduce their own property values

#16 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-07-06 01:08 PM | Reply

Take lol. Buy, build vertical. Or dont, the only effect the San Fran housing market has on Texas is the gentrification of MLK in Austin.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-06 01:28 PM | Reply

It's a pipe dream anyway. If you build vertical you're going to let in poor people and San Francisco is not for the poor and never will be. It's a tech hub for highly paid professionals.

#18 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-06 01:31 PM | Reply

Free market forces without gobmint interference.
Thanks, Capitalism!!
#11 | POSTED BY HATTER5183

You have no idea what it takes to build an apartment complex, nor the government harassment you receive for doing so.

Housing isn't a "free market", it is the most government controlled and constrained industry, which is why developers make so much money.

#19 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-06 02:26 PM | Reply

Where is ConcernShack anyway, when is he going to complain about this being fear mongering.

#20 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-06 02:27 PM | Reply

it is the most government controlled and constrained industry, which is why developers make so much money
#19 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Which is why developers bribe politicians to make the laws the way they are. But money is "free speech", no? And real estate development is "free enterprise", so...

#21 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-07-06 04:11 PM | Reply

"Housing isn't a "free market"

Nothing is a free market.
Free market is an idea, not an actual market.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-06 04:21 PM | Reply

Free stuff is a free market, like the samples at Costco.

#23 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-06 04:45 PM | Reply

Nothing is a free market.

Wrong ...

Software development is a free market, at least until the government gets involved.

#24 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-06 04:56 PM | Reply

#22 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

You really aren't very good at this ..

#25 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-06 04:57 PM | Reply

Better than you.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-06 04:58 PM | Reply

"Software development is a free market"

Nonsense.
Software development is a way to automate tasks.
You could write software your whole life and never try to sell any of it on the market.

free mar·ket
/ˈˌfrē ˈmärkət/
noun
an economic system in which prices are determined by unrestricted competition between privately owned businesses.

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-06 05:01 PM | Reply

Yes there is a housing crisis in the states where the economy is booming.

#28 | Posted by Tor at 2019-07-06 05:36 PM | Reply

Software dev is a regulatory minefield depending on what you are doing. Try building a platform that has to coexist with 50 states, us fed, Canadian, EU, and 7 West Euro tax structures and all of the myriad privacy laws. There is no shortage of regulatory hurdles.

#29 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-06 07:55 PM | Reply

Software dev is a regulatory minefield depending on what you are doing. Try building a platform that has to coexist with 50 states, us fed, Canadian, EU, and 7 West Euro tax structures and all of the myriad privacy laws. There is no shortage of regulatory hurdles.

#29 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG AT 2019-07-06 07:55 PM | REPLY

I write code and scripts that are used globally on a regular basis. I face more scrutiny and control from within our corporation than anything the gubmint does

#30 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-07-06 09:44 PM | Reply

That's only $40/night, a real bargain compared to the St Francis.

#31 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-06 10:41 PM | Reply

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