Story of vacant lot on SF's Nob Hill could help explain city's ongoing housing crisis

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Thursday, November 2, 2023
Story of SF vacant lot could help explain city's housing crisis
The story of a decades-long vacant lot on San Francisco's Nob Hill could help explain the city's ongoing housing crisis, SF Standard reports.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We often hear about how San Francisco needs to build more housing, so why has a prime location sat vacant for decades?

The vacant lot at 941 Powell Street, which is in the prestigious Nob Hill neighborhood, is available at $13.5 million.

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Our media partner, the San Francisco Standard, has an article looking at how the mystery behind this lot could help explain the city's housing crisis.

Josh Koehn with our media partners at The San Francisco Standard joined ABC7 News' 'Getting Answers' to talk about the history of the property and where they went looking for answers.

Watch the full interview in the media player above.

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