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55,000 Units Of Housing In San Francisco’s Development Pipeline

55,000 Units Of Housing In San Francisco’s Development Pipeline

According to our survey of Planning’s data, there are roughly 7,300 net-new units of housing under construction in San Francisco and another 6,700 units in developments for which the building permits have already been issued, approved or requested and the ground could soon be broken. In addition, another 28,000... Read More »

SoMa Mega-Project Preview, Key Votes In Two Weeks Time

SoMa Mega-Project Preview, Key Votes In Two Weeks Time

With the key Planning Commission votes and public hearing for the massive 5M Project scheduled for September 17, the project sponsors are slated to prep the Commission tomorrow with a preview of what’s to come, both in terms of the formal presentation and a possible clash between proponents and... Read More »

New Law Could Radically Alter Who Gets Affordable Housing In S.F.

As it currently stands, affordable or ‘Below Market Rate’ housing units in San Francisco are allocated by lottery with preferences given to households that hold a rare Certificate of Preference or tenants who have recently been evicted by way of the Ellis Act.  And being a resident in the... Read More »

Proposed NoPa Development Redesigned And Supersized

Proposed NoPa Development Redesigned And Supersized

The original plan for redeveloping the old Alouis Radiator shop on the southeast corner of Divisadero and Grove called for retaining the existing building’s façade along Divisadero and constructing sixteen residential units in a five-story addition behind. But with zoning changes allowing for increased density along the Divisadero corridor... Read More »

Planning Has A Problem With A Major Market Street Project

Planning Has A Problem With A Major Market Street Project

As proposed, the five-story Civic Center Hotel with 71 SRO and 81 Tourist rooms at 1601 Market Street, the Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union hall at 1621 Market, and the retail building at 1629‐1637 Market will be razed to make way for a 584-unit development (a mix of... Read More »

Plot To Add Booze To Theater Menus Takes A Formulaic Turn  

While San Francisco’s Zoning Administrator has given AMC a thumbs up with respect to plans for adding a bar within the AMC Metreon 16 at Mission and Fourth (from which beer, wine and spirits would be sold and allowed to be taken into the theaters), as the chain’s “MacGuffins” bar qualifies as... Read More »

Rincon Hill Tower Redesigned With Five More Floors

Rincon Hill Tower Redesigned With Five More Floors

Adopted back in 2005, the Rincon Hill Plan requires a minimum distance of 115 feet between new residential towers at their closest point.  And the plan specifies that no exemptions may be made. As such, in order to clear the way for the proposed tower to rise at 525... Read More »

Conceptual Designs For The Missing 400-Foot Mid-Market Tower

Conceptual Designs For The Missing 400-Foot Mid-Market Tower

As a number of readers quickly noted, the contextual renderings for the proposed Mid-Market tower to rise up to 450-feet at 30 Otis omitted a massing for the 400-foot tower that’s expected to rise at 30 Van Ness Avenue, the corner parcel which the City is in the process... Read More »

Plans For 250-Foot Tower And Designs For 200 Feet More

Plans For 250-Foot Tower And Designs For 200 Feet More

The preliminary plans for the corner parcels at the intersection of Otis, South Van Ness and 12th Street, which we first reported were on the market last year and zoned for development up to 250-feet in height, have been submitted to the city with designs for a tower rising... Read More »

Purchase Of Land To Build $889K Affordable Apartments Approved

Purchase Of Land To Build $889K Affordable Apartments Approved

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved the City’s $18.5 million purchase of the corner parcel at 490 South Van Ness Avenue and 16th Street in the Mission, a site which is approved for the development of a 72-unit building. The City intends to build permanently affordable apartments... Read More »