Sen. Wiener revives bill to bolster development near transit

The fight to legalize the development of more housing near Bay Area Rapid Transit is once more alive and well, thanks to new legislation proposed by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco).

On Monday, the San Francisco senator introduced SB 50, dubbed More HOMES Act (Housing, Opportunity, Mobility, Equity, and Stability), which would override the restrictive, low-density zoning near transit and allow for the development of four- to five-story apartment buildings. The bill is modeled off of the similar…