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Bonus Height Fight Headed to the Ballot Box

Bonus Height Fight Headed to the Ballot Box

With San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the development at below market rates, appearing to be DOA, and a pared-down program which would only apply to... Read More »

New Timing and Details for That Twisty 400-Foot Tower Project

New Timing and Details for That Twisty 400-Foot Tower Project

The Disposition and Development Agreement for Transbay Block 1, upon which Tishman Speyer is planning to build a twisty 400-foot-tall tower designed by Jeanne Gang at the corner of Folsom and Spear, is slated to be conditionally approved by the City’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure Commissioners this... Read More »

An Appeal to Prevent Marijuana Sales on Lombard

An Appeal to Prevent Marijuana Sales on Lombard

While the controversial plan to open the first (legal) Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD) north of Geary Boulevard, at 2414 Lombard Street on the border between Cow Hollow and the Marina, was narrowly approved and permitted by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in a 3 to 3 vote last year, with a... Read More »

Even Bigger Plans for More Housing and Height in the Mission

Even Bigger Plans for More Housing and Height in the Mission

While currently only zoned for building up to 55-feet in height, the two players picked by the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development to redevelop the Mission District parking lot at 2060 Folsom Street were planning to invoke the City’s proposed density bonus to build up to 101... Read More »

From a Coat Factory to Tech Space as Proposed

From a Coat Factory to Tech Space as Proposed

As proposed by Hudson Pacific Properties and slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week, the three-story Burlington Coat Factory structure at 899 Howard Street, on the southeast corner of Howard and Fifth Street, will be re-skinned and its second and third floors will be converted... Read More »

Angling to Expand a Hayes Valley Development by 50 Percent

Angling to Expand a Hayes Valley Development by 50 Percent

With the planning for a modern 26-unit building and beer hall to rise on the slender Central Freeway Parcel T, fronting Octavia Boulevard between Page and Rose, well underway, the development team has been quietly working with the Mayor’s Office to acquire the adjacent office building at 165 Page Street.... Read More »

Waylaid Mission Bay Park Should Open next Month

Waylaid Mission Bay Park Should Open next Month

Construction complete and originally scheduled to open in May, the fenced-off Mission Bay park at the intersection of Long Bridge and China Basin Streets, which has been taunting neighborhood kids and other residents for months, is now positioned to open in July. Following our report that the Mission Bay... Read More »

Land for More BMR Units, But Later and Deeper in the Tenderloin

Land for More BMR Units, But Later and Deeper in the Tenderloin

Rather than including 36 below market rate (BMR) units within the walls of its 304-unit development to rise at 1066 Market Street, or paying a $17.7 million in lieu of fee, Shorenstein Properties is now seeking permission to buy and dedicate the former Post Office property at 101 Hyde... Read More »

Affordable Housing Proposition C Passes in San Francisco

Proposition C, which will initially double the required percentage of below market rate (BMR) units for newly proposed developments in San Francisco with 25 units or more, has passed with 67 percent of voters supporting the measure. The Proposition will require developers of proposed projects that haven’t yet completed... Read More »

Settlement Reached in Monster Mission Land Dispute

Settlement Reached in Monster Mission Land Dispute

A settlement has been reached in the the legal battle between the family that still holds title to the 1979 Mission Street site and the development team behind the proposed 331-unit project to rise up to ten stories on the northeast corner of Mission and 16th Streets, the so-called... Read More »