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Economic Development Agency Opposes More Height on Mission

Economic Development Agency Opposes More Height on Mission

In the works since 2013, the plans for a modern seven-story building to rise on the southwest corner of Mission and 15th Streets, replacing the two-story Performance Auto shop which currently occupies the 1900 Mission Street site, were substantially revised following a series of meetings with the Mission Economic... Read More »

Streamlined Review for Renzo Piano Tower Approved

Streamlined Review for Renzo Piano Tower Approved

As the proposed 36-story Renzo Piano tower to rise at 555 Howard Street is being designed to meet LEED Platinum standards, its processing has been fast-tracked by Planning as a “green” development. And as the 555 Howard Street site sits within the boundaries of San Francisco’s Transit Center District Plan,... Read More »

Balboa Reservoir Announcement Pushed Back

Balboa Reservoir Announcement Pushed Back

While all the teams interested in buying, entitling and redeveloping the western 17 acres of the Balboa Reservoir site, which is currently a 1,000-space parking lot under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, have submitted their qualifications and preliminary concepts to the City, the finalists will... Read More »

Affordable Development Challenged

Affordable Development Challenged

While plans for a nine-story building with 127 units of affordable housing to rise on the northern half of the parking lot parcel at the corner of Folsom and 17th Street, adjacent to the future Folsom and 17th Street park on the southern half of the lot, have been... Read More »

Contentious Bonus Height Program Rebranded

Contentious Bonus Height Program Rebranded

While legislation to streamline the approval process for developers of below-market-rate housing in San Francisco to build up to three stories higher than zoned was adopted last year, the biggest component of San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would have allowed market-rate developers to build up to... Read More »

The City’s Affordable Housing Recommendations and Dissent

The City’s Affordable Housing Recommendations and Dissent

Voters in San Francisco passed Proposition C last year, a ballot measure which effectively doubled the percentage of below market rate (BMR or “affordable”) units that developers of larger market rate projects would be required to provide on-site or fund elsewhere in the city. Prior to the vote, San... Read More »

Pipeline of Residential Development in San Francisco Slips

Pipeline of Residential Development in San Francisco Slips

With new proposals having been submitted to the City for roughly the same number of units that finished construction in the fourth quarter of 2016, the overall pipeline of apartments and condos under development in San Francisco has slipped by a hundred: from a record 63,700 in the third... Read More »

Development Chicken in Lower Nob Hill

Development Chicken in Lower Nob Hill

As we first reported when the plans for a five-story building to rise up to 50 feet in height on the little Lower Nob Hill/Tendernob parking lot parcel at 736 Hyde Street – which is zoned for development up to 80 feet – were presented to Planning late last... Read More »

A Mega Merger and New Mansion in Pacific Heights

A Mega Merger and New Mansion in Pacific Heights

Purchased as a vacant 7-unit building for $4.95 million in 2009, the 14,000-square-foot structure at 104 Presidio Avenue, which sits on the border of Pacific and Presidio Heights, was effectively gutted, remodeled and a new seven car garage was added below. The approved permits and plans for the multi-million... Read More »

No Red Flags for Proposed 320-Foot-Tall Hayes Valley Tower

No Red Flags for Proposed 320-Foot-Tall Hayes Valley Tower

San Francisco’s Planning Department has completed its preliminary review of the French American International School’s proposed 320-foot tower to rise on its parking lot site at 98 Franklin Street in Hayes Valley. And beyond the proposed height, for which the school has a plan, the Department didn’t raise any... Read More »