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Church Sues To Block Sale Of Low-Income Housing To A Developer

Church Sues To Block Sale Of Low-Income Housing To A Developer

A request for a court order to prevent the sale, and possible redevelopment, of Fredrick Douglas Haynes Gardens, a 104-unit complex for low-income residents which spans half a block bordering Hayes Valley, has been filed in San Francisco Superior Court. Built in 1973, the development at 1049 Golden Gate... Read More »

UCSF’s Support For Warriors Arena Contingent On Traffic Plan

UCSF’s Support For Warriors Arena Contingent On Traffic Plan

UCSF’s support for the Golden State Warriors’ proposed Arena and Events Center to rise in Mission Bay will be contingent on securing a binding and funded agreement “to address traffic concerns that are projected to result when large, dual or overlapping events occur at the proposed Warriors complex and... Read More »

Budget To Build 72 Affordable Units In The Mission: $888,889 Each

Budget To Build 72 Affordable Units In The Mission: $888,889 Each

According to a Project Manager at the Mayor’s Office of Housing, the total project cost for the 72-unit building which the City is planning to develop at 490 South Van Ness Avenue and 16th Street in the Mission has been estimated at $64 million or roughly $888,889 per unit.... Read More »

Mission District Site For 165 Affordable Units Awarded To Developers

Mission District Site For 165 Affordable Units Awarded To Developers

The development rights for the former Phoenix Continuation High School site at 1950 Mission Street, a half-block from the contentious 330-unit building proposed to rise at Mission and 16th, have been awarded to Mission Housing Development Corporation and BRIDGE Housing.  The team plans to build 165 apartments for low-income... Read More »

Price Slashed For Streetlight Records Building, Owner Cashing Out

Price Slashed For Streetlight Records Building, Owner Cashing Out

After 35 years in business on Market Street, Streetlight Records is calling it quits. And while the owner of the store and property at 2350 Market had been looking for another tenant, and reportedly didn’t expect it to be a problem despite the current state of retail along the... Read More »

UPDATE: Surplus Land Ballot Measure Withdrawn But Returning

The proposed measure sponsored by Supervisors Kim, Avalos, Campos and Mar to prioritize the use of surplus and underutilized city-owned land in San Francisco for the development of “100% permanently affordable housing, including ground floor retail and community facilities and open space” has been withdrawn from the November ballot, but... Read More »

Massive Potrero Hill Development Granted Key Exemption

Massive Potrero Hill Development Granted Key Exemption

Plans to move the mobile California Mini-Storage office at 790 Pennsylvania Avenue and build 48,000 square feet of production, distribution and repair (PDR) space on its parcel and 251 apartments, with 225 parking spaces, on the Potrero Hill slope behind have been granted a key Eastern Neighborhoods Plan-based exemption from... Read More »

Airbnb Measure Qualifies For November Ballot

The ballot measure to further restrict the short-term rental of any residential unit in San Francisco to a maximum of 75 days a year and prohibit hosting platforms, such as Airbnb or VRBO, from ever listing a unit which hasn’t already been registered with the city, or has exceeded the... Read More »

City To Pay Luxury Price For Affordable Mission District Development

City To Pay Luxury Price For Affordable Mission District Development

The City of San Francisco has agreed to pay $18.5 million for the former “Quality Tune-Up” site at 490 South Van Ness Avenue and 16th Street in the Mission, a site which was purchased by a developer for $2.65 million in 2009 and successfully entitled for the building of 72 units... Read More »

Controversial Oakland Tower Deal Likely Illegal

Controversial Oakland Tower Deal Likely Illegal

According to a confidential legal opinion written by Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker and obtained by the East Bay Express, the Oakland City Council’s agreement to sell the East Lake development site at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue for the development of a controversial 23-story... Read More »

Signatures For Mission District Housing Moratorium Delivered

The sponsors of the proposed ballot measure which would impose a Mission District Housing Moratorium have delivered 15,101 signatures in support of the initiative to San Francisco’s Department of Elections.  And if at least 9,700 of the signatures are valid, the measure will qualify for this November’s ballot. If adopted... Read More »

San Francisco Missed Its Affordable Housing Target By A Mile

San Francisco Missed Its Affordable Housing Target By A Mile

In order to meet the long-ago forecast of increased demand for housing in the city and around the Bay Area, San Francisco was given a goal of building a minimum of 31,193 housing units between 2007 and 2014, its Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA).  And while developers delivered over 108... Read More »

Nurses Union Announces Opposition To Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena

Nurses Union Announces Opposition To Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena

Citing fears of gridlock traffic and a loss of parking for Mission Bay healthcare workers and their patients, the influential California Nurses Association has announced its opposition to the Golden State Warriors’ proposed arena across from UCSF’s new Medical Center at Mission Bay. While the Mission Bay Alliance has vowed an... Read More »

Developer Suddenly Selling A Pair Of ‘Unparalleled’ Opportunities

Developer Suddenly Selling A Pair Of ‘Unparalleled’ Opportunities

While Artthaus made headlines earlier this month for filing plans to construct a seven-story building with 131 Group Housing Units and shared kitchens at 1798 Bryant Street in the Mission, and another 36 Group Housing Units at 45 Dore in SoMa, it doesn’t appear that the developer actually plans... Read More »

Planning Balks At Proposed Height For Central SoMa Tower(s)

Planning Balks At Proposed Height For Central SoMa Tower(s)

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just finished its review of the preliminary plans for a 37-story tower to rise at 636 4th Street.  And it doesn’t support what has been proposed and rendered below. As proposed, the current K&L Wine Merchants building and adjacent Latte Express would be razed... Read More »