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Epic Battle Over Prominent Market And Castro Street Site

Epic Battle Over Prominent Market And Castro Street Site

Approved for the development of a six-story building back in 2013, with 24 residential units over ground floor retail and a 14-car garage to rise, the prominent gas station site on the northwest corner of Castro and Market has been locked in a legal battle ever since.  And after two... Read More »

Evicted Tenants In S.F. Could Get $50K To Buy A Condo Or House

An amendment which would require landlords to pay Ellis Act evicted tenants in San Francisco a relocation payment of up to $50,000, an amount which would be calculated as the difference between the tenants’ current rent and the market-rate rent for a similar unit over the course of two... Read More »

Ellis Act Legislation, And Rejection, Déjà Vu

For the third time, Senator Mark Leno’s proposed legislation to curb speculative Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco appears headed for defeat, as the Senate’s Housing Committee rejected Senate Bill 364 yesterday in a 6-5 first vote. As we wrote when SB364 was introduced earlier this year: Having fallen... Read More »

Housing Production In S.F. Highest In Over 20 Years, But…

Housing Production In S.F. Highest In Over 20 Years, But…

Housing production in San Francisco was the highest in over two decades last year, with 3,514 new units added to the city’s overall inventory (which now totals 379,597 units), a dramatic swing from the 269 units of housing added in 2011. That being said, the number of employed residents... Read More »

Slender Building Could Block SF’s Penultimate Tower Views

Slender Building Could Block SF’s Penultimate Tower Views

When the Stanford Hotels Group paid over $2,000 per square foot for the two little buildings at 82-84 First and 510 Mission, building’s which sit on a slender T-shaped site across from the future Salesforce Tower and Transbay Transit Center, speculation ran rampant as to the group’s intent. While the... Read More »

Group Housing For SF’s “Working Class” Making $100K

Group Housing For SF’s “Working Class” Making $100K

If the Forge Land Company’s plans are approved at the end of the month, a pair of eight-story buildings, with a total of 238 market-rate “group housing” rooms over 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, could rise on two parking lots fronting Leavenworth and Turk in the Tenderloin.... Read More »

Battle Over Mid-Market Building And Tenant Evictions Take Two

Battle Over Mid-Market Building And Tenant Evictions Take Two

Illegally converted to “live-work” spaces over a decade ago, back when Mid-Market was a lot less desirable, San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection issued a notice to the owners of the seven-story Sterling Building at 1049 Market Street to either legalize the units or clear the building of residential... Read More »

S.F. Suing Former Building Inspection President Mel Murphy

S.F. Suing Former Building Inspection President Mel Murphy

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has just filed suit against the former president of San Francisco’s Building Inspection Commission, and current Port Commissioner, Mel Murphy. An investigation spurred by the collapse of a Murphy’s hillside home at 125 Crown Terrace back in 2013 has uncovered “a far-reaching pattern of unlawful business... Read More »

Eviction Notices For Families In Chinatown Hotel Withdrawn, For Now

Eviction Notices For Families In Chinatown Hotel Withdrawn, For Now

The eviction notices signed by a vice president at Paragon Real Estate and served to two dozen families living in a single-room-occupancy hotel at 2 Emery Lane in Chinatown are being withdrawn.  And according the Mayor’s Office, the owners of the building have pledged not to issue any new... 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 »

Timing For The New Hub And Redevelopment Of Hunters View

Timing For The New Hub And Redevelopment Of Hunters View

As we first reported about the new “heart” and hub of San Francisco’s Hunters View neighborhood last year: The rebuilding of San Francisco’s 22-acre Hunters View public housing development into a mixed-income neighborhood will triple the number of dwelling units to 800 – half of which will be market rate... Read More »

Bidding For 120 Below Market Rate Transbay Units Underway

Bidding For 120 Below Market Rate Transbay Units Underway

Bidding for the construction of 120 below market rate (BMR) units to rise up to 8-stories on Transbay Block 7, Stretching from Fremont to Beale along Clementina Alley, behind Golub’s 32-story, market-rate tower dubbed “Solaire” rising at the corner of Fremont and Folsom on Transbay Block 6, is underway.... Read More »

Tech Space On Former Cemetery And UCSF Campus Site?

Tech Space On Former Cemetery And UCSF Campus Site?

Up until the early 1940s, the parcel upon which UCSF’s current 10-acre Laurel Heights campus was built was part of the Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Transferred to the San Francisco Unified School District, the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company purchased the property from the SFUSD in 1953 and built its corporate... Read More »

Developer Of Contentious Mission Project Doubling Down On BMRs

Developer Of Contentious Mission Project Doubling Down On BMRs

Fighting against a rising tide of neighborhood opposition, the developer of the proposed 331-unit building to rise up to ten stories on the northeast corner of Mission and 16th Streets, at the entrance to the 16th Street BART Station, is doubling the number of below market rate (BMR) units... Read More »

Uber Campus Kerfuffle And Rendering Scoop

Uber Campus Kerfuffle And Rendering Scoop

The design of Uber’s worldwide headquarters to rise in San Francisco’s Mission Bay is off to a rocky start. According to a plugged-in insider who delivered the rendering and behind the scenes scoop, a conflict between Uber’s team and a Principal at Gensler has caused a shake-up within the... Read More »