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The Vulnerability and Consequences of Sea Level Rise in SF

The Vulnerability and Consequences of Sea Level Rise in SF

While a final assessment and consequences report isn’t slated to be finished until next year, a map of the San Francisco blocks most vulnerable to a projected sea level rise of between 36 and 66 inches by the end of this century has been drafted. And while recently approved... Read More »

Draft Plans for a Boutique Hotel with Rooftop Bar on Lombard

Draft Plans for a Boutique Hotel with Rooftop Bar on Lombard

Plans to raze the former KFC/Taco Bell turned Poke Time building on the southwest corner of Lombard and Fillmore, which was deemed “a fixture within the Marina District neighborhood” when it was rebuilt back in 2005, have been in the works since 2015. And as formally proposed, a four-story... Read More »

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Continue to Drop

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Continue to Drop

Having peaked in the second quarter of 2016, the quarter in which San Francisco drafted a new short term rental law which was finally implemented last year, the number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco totaled around 80 in the second quarter of... Read More »

Commission Slated to Condemn Plans for Oakland Tower

Commission Slated to Condemn Plans for Oakland Tower

Having previously directed Oakland’s Planning Department to return with findings to support a denial of the proposed 460-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland, the City’s Planning Commission is expected to formally deny the development’s application to proceed on Wednesday.... Read More »

The Distribution of Affordable Housing in San Francisco

The Distribution of Affordable Housing in San Francisco

Intended as a foundational element to help guide a new Housing Affordability Strategy (HAS), polices and plans for the city, the first edition of a new Housing Needs and Trends Report (HNTR) will be released to the public on July 12. A couple of key findings and statistics from... Read More »

Rezoning Could Quadruple Density of 19th Avenue Development

Rezoning Could Quadruple Density of 19th Avenue Development

The previously proposed plans to level the Sunset District flower stand and two undeveloped lots on the southwest corner of Quintara and 19th Avenue and construct a four-story building across the five parcel site, with a total of 42 apartments over a 56-car garage, have officially been abandoned. While... Read More »

Battle over Newly Approved Rincon Hill Development Rages On

Battle over Newly Approved Rincon Hill Development Rages On

The waylaid plans for a modern residential building to rise up to 84 feet in height at 430 Main/429 Beale Street were, in fact, approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission at the end of May. The Commission’s approval, however, was conditioned upon a the inclusion of a 45-foot-wide, mid-block... Read More »

Supervisors Slated to Hear City’s Ambitious Central Soma Plan

Supervisors Slated to Hear City’s Ambitious Central Soma Plan

Unanimously supported by San Francisco’s Planning Commission back in May, San Francisco’s full Board of Supervisors is now slated to hear and potentially vote on the passage of the City’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan on July 17. Keep in mind that one of the items upon which the Board will... Read More »

Big Oakland Project Slated for Approval, Mass Opposed by Alliance

Big Oakland Project Slated for Approval, Mass Opposed by Alliance

From the Oakland Heritage Alliance, which echo the thoughts of the Oakland Landmark Preservation Advisory Board, with respect to the block-sized “Eastline” development that’s proposed to rise across the entire 3-acre Uptown Oakland block bounded by Telegraph, Broadway, 21st and 22nd Streets: Overall, Oakland Heritage Alliance would like to... Read More »

Supes Reject Recommendation to Encourage Development

Supes Reject Recommendation to Encourage Development

As we first reported earlier this month: The former homes that stood on the underdeveloped Glen Park lot fronting Brompton Avenue and Kern Street were removed in the late 1960s, when the city widened Bosworth Street and reserved the now vacant 21 Brompton Avenue parcel for the potential development... Read More »