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UPDATE: Surplus Land Ballot Measure Withdrawn But Returning

The proposed measure sponsored by Supervisors Kim, Avalos, Campos and Mar to prioritize the use of surplus and underutilized city-owned land in San Francisco for the development of “100% permanently affordable housing, including ground floor retail and community facilities and open space” has been withdrawn from the November ballot, but... Read More »

Airbnb Measure Qualifies For November Ballot

The ballot measure to further restrict the short-term rental of any residential unit in San Francisco to a maximum of 75 days a year and prohibit hosting platforms, such as Airbnb or VRBO, from ever listing a unit which hasn’t already been registered with the city, or has exceeded the... Read More »

Signatures For Mission District Housing Moratorium Delivered

The sponsors of the proposed ballot measure which would impose a Mission District Housing Moratorium have delivered 15,101 signatures in support of the initiative to San Francisco’s Department of Elections.  And if at least 9,700 of the signatures are valid, the measure will qualify for this November’s ballot. If adopted... Read More »

15,983 Signatures In Support Of Airbnb Ballot Measure

The sponsors of the proposed ballot measure to further restrict the short-term rental of any residential unit in San Francisco to a maximum of 75 days a year and prohibit hosting platforms, such as Airbnb, from ever listing a unit which hasn’t been registered with the city or has exceeded... Read More »

Giants Agree To 40% Affordable Housing For Mission Rock

Giants Agree To 40% Affordable Housing For Mission Rock

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to increase the share of ‘affordable housing’ to be included within their proposed 28-acre Mission Rock development to an unprecedented 40 percent in exchange for Supervisor Jane Kim withdrawing her proposed ballot measure which would have limited building heights on the waterfront site... Read More »

Ballot Measure Would Notify Neighbors Of Airbnb Activity

The proposed ballot measure which would limit the short-term rental of any residential unit in San Francisco to a maximum of 75 days a year would also prohibit any in-law unit from ever being offered as a short-term rental and would require the City to notify neighbors of all... Read More »

The Giants’ New Mission Rock Tower(s) And Full Building Height Plan

The Giants’ New Mission Rock Tower(s) And Full Building Height Plan

With the San Francisco Giants having officially filed their paperwork for the ballot measure which would allow the team to redevelop AT&T Park’s Parking Lot A as ‘Mission Rock,’ a new 28-acre neighborhood with 1,500 apartments, 1.5 million square feet of commercial space and eight acres of parks, plazas and open... Read More »

Ballot Measure To Restrict Airbnb Activity In San Francisco Filed

With the battle over how to regulate short-term rentals and Airbnb activity in San Francisco heating up, the text for the threatened ballot measure to amend the law which legalized the practice in San Francisco has been filed with the City’s Department of Elections. The preamble for the measure:... Read More »

Challenge Of Waterfront Height Limit Measure Survives First Ruling

The State’s legal challenge of San Francisco’s Proposition B, the voter-approved “No Wall on the Waterfront” measure which maintains existing height limits for waterfront property under the control of the Port of San Francisco unless a project specific up-zoning is approved in a public vote, has survived the City’s... Read More »

Measure To Block Flower Mart Redevelopment Looms

Measure To Block Flower Mart Redevelopment Looms

While Kilroy Realty has reached an agreement with the operators of the San Francisco Flower Mart to build a new underground market for the mart’s wholesale business in exchange for their support of Kilroy’s redevelopment of the Central SoMa site, the backers of a threatened ballot measure which could kill... Read More »

Anti-Speculation Tax (Prop G) Failing, Pier 70 Redevelopment A Lock

With 100 percent of San Francisco’s precincts reporting but provisional and hand-delivered mail-in ballots yet to be counted, Proposition G, the so-called “anti-speculation tax,” would appear to have failed with 54% voting against the measure while the redevelopment plans and increased height limits for Pier 70 are a lock... Read More »

Inventory Slips In San Francisco, With One Notable Exception

With a little over 100 homes listed for sale in San Francisco last week, more or less matching the number of homes sold, the overall inventory of homes for sale in the city is relatively unchanged versus the week before but is currently running around 12 percent lower on... Read More »

All The Way From A to L: San Francisco’s Ballot Measure Rundown

Twelve local measures are set to appear on the November ballot in San Francisco, measures which have just been lettered from A to L.  The full rundown and summaries from the Department of Elections or past SocketSite coverage: A – $500 Million Transportation and Road Improvement Bond B –... Read More »

Affordable Housing Goals Replace Balance On November Ballot

Supervisor Jane Kim’s watered-down ballot measure “to affirm the City’s commitment” to a set of Affordable Housing Goals, a non-binding Declaration of Policy, has been approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and submitted to San Francisco’s Department of Elections. The five Housing Goals which the policy would affirm,... Read More »

Kim Guts Housing Balance Initiative, Lee To Cancel Competing Plan

Supervisor Kim has gutted her “Housing Balance” ballot initiative, turning it into a non-binding vote on public policy versus a measure which would have created major hurdles for housing developers any time the percentage of affordable housing in San Francisco’s housing pipeline dropped below 30 percent. Assuming Kim’s proposed... Read More »