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City Seeking Affordable Housing Developers for Tenderloin Site

City Seeking Affordable Housing Developers for Tenderloin Site

Back in 2005, the then-owner of the parking lot parcel on the southeast corner of Jones and Turk filed for permits to build a 5-story building at 180 Jones, a building height which the Planning Department deemed too short for the Tenderloin site which is zoned for development up... Read More »

The Singular Proposal for the Redevelopment of Fort Scott

The Singular Proposal for the Redevelopment of Fort Scott

From the now singular proposal from the four finalists selected to bid for the opportunity to redevelop the 30-acre Fort Winfield Scott campus in the Presidio: Last September, at the public presentation of the RFCP responses, Presidio Trust Board members suggested that the four teams selected to move forward... Read More »

The Latest Inventory of San Francisco’s Housing Stock and Development

The Latest Inventory of San Francisco’s Housing Stock and Development

Including finished new construction projects and conversions, 2,579 net-new units of housing were added to San Francisco’s stock of housing in 2018, down 42 percent from 4,441 in 2017 and 3.6 percent below the 10-year average of 2,676 net new units but 12 above the 20-year average of closer... Read More »

Ground for 157 Affordable Apartments Will Be Broken Next Week

Ground for 157 Affordable Apartments Will Be Broken Next Week

With financing having been secured and San Francisco’s first Navigation Center, which had temporarily occupied the former Phoenix Continuation High School site, having been shuttered/moved, the ground for 157 below market rate (BMR) rental units to rise at 1950 Mission Street will officially be broken this coming Monday, March... Read More »

Positioning to Raise the Roof in the Middle of Hayes Valley

Positioning to Raise the Roof in the Middle of Hayes Valley

The little four-unit building at 630 Octavia Street and its adjacent parcel, which is currently used as a parking lot, recently traded hands for what would appear to be a total contract price of $4.6 million. A few years ago, plans to merge the two lots, level the existing... Read More »

Plan to Stabilize the Sinking Millennium Tower Closer to Reality

Plan to Stabilize the Sinking Millennium Tower Closer to Reality

With the initial round of testing having proven successful, the plans to permanently stabilize the sinking Millennium Tower by adding a series of 52 new piles around the tower’s perimeter have been further refined, building permits for the fix have been requested, and a final round of pre-fix testing... Read More »

Alternative Designs for Rejected Oakland Tower Revealed

Alternative Designs for Rejected Oakland Tower Revealed

With Oakland’s Planning Commission having formally rejected the plans for a proposed 460-foot-tall, and seemingly split, tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland, a move which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, the project team has been working on... Read More »

Sexy Time Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Sexy Time Redevelopment Closer to Reality

As we first reported last year: “Plans to raze the recently shuttered Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality building at 1523 Franklin Street and construct a decidedly modern building designed by Alan Tse and Charles Chan Architectural Studio upon its corner parcel have been abandoned. But plans to... Read More »

Master Schedule for Modernization of Caltrain Officially Slips

Master Schedule for Modernization of Caltrain Officially Slips

As we first reported last year, while the projected Revenue Service Date (RSD) for Caltrain’s electrification and modernization project hadn’t been moved from December of 2021, the projected timeline to complete the first eight miles of electrified track and begin testing was running six (6) months behind schedule. And... Read More »

Oakland A’s Refine Design for Proposed Waterfront Development

Oakland A’s Refine Design for Proposed Waterfront Development

From the Oakland A’s President, Dave Kaval: “Back in November, we were thrilled and humbled by the initial positive response to our preliminary concepts for the ballpark design. Fans and community members alike expressed excitement about the design. Since then, we’ve continued to meet with public officials, fans, and... Read More »