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San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Slated to Open in 2021

San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Slated to Open in 2021

With the ceremonial groundbreaking for the massive Oceanwide Center development in Downtown San Francisco slated for December 8, the two new towers to rise up to 910 feet in height at First and Mission Streets should be ready for occupancy in 2021. Designed by Foster + Partners in collaboration... Read More »

How This Oakland Tower Could Rise up to 399 Feet

How This Oakland Tower Could Rise up to 399 Feet

While the Downtown Oakland block bounded by Franklin, Webster, 13th and 14th Streets is currently zoned for building up to 275 feet in height, plans for 399-foot tower to rise on the western quarter of the block – with a seven-story base building across the rest of the site... Read More »

Eagle Plaza Development Delayed

Eagle Plaza Development Delayed

Originally expected to break ground by the end of the year, the building permit for the 136-unit development approved to rise at 1532 Harrison Street, across from the Eagle and adjacent to the proposed 200 unit micro-unit project to rise up to eight stories in height at 333 12th... Read More »

Plans for an Even Bigger Downtown Oakland Tower Revealed

Plans for an Even Bigger Downtown Oakland Tower Revealed

Known as the “1314 Franklin Street Site,” the full Downtown Oakland block bounded by 13th, 14th, Franklin and Webster Streets is currently covered by a 520-space parking garage and hit the market last year positioned as a prime 1.38-acre development site in the heart of the city. While the... Read More »

Infilling Lower Nob Hill below What’s Allowed

Infilling Lower Nob Hill below What’s Allowed

While zoned for development up to 80 feet in height, plans for a five-story building to rise up to 50 feet in height on the little Lower Nob Hill/Tendernob parking lot at 736 Hyde Street have been drawn. While the site could support up to eleven (11) units per... Read More »

Who Needs NIMBYs with Friends Like These

Who Needs NIMBYs with Friends Like These

It’s not the first time we’ve heard of San Francisco Bay Area Renters Federation (SFBARF) managing to rub the very people they’re supposed to be courting in all the wrong ways. But in this case, public comments from SFBARF’s founder, Sonja Trauss, are being fingered for effectively undermining the... Read More »

Supervisors Approve Strict New Limits on Airbnb-ing in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has approved the proposed ordinance which would limit the number of days any unit that hasn’t already been registered with the City can be rented on a short-term basis (a.k.a. Airbnb’ed) to no more than 60 days per year, regardless of whether a rental... Read More »

Mayor Moves to Control Proliferation of Legal Grow Houses in SF

Mayor Moves to Control Proliferation of Legal Grow Houses in SF

Fearing a proliferation of indoor grow houses following the passage of California’s Adult Use Marijuana Act (a.k.a. Proposition 64) last week, Mayor Ed Lee has just introduced proposed legislation which would require conditional use authorization for new “indoor agriculture uses” in buildings zoned for Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR),... Read More »

Association of Realtors Planning to Build up in Hayes Valley

Association of Realtors Planning to Build up in Hayes Valley

The San Francisco Association of Realtors is working on plans to reconfigure and add three residential stories atop their Hayes Valley headquarters building at 301 Grove Street. As envisioned, the existing building’s 8-car garage would be eliminated, creating space for an expanded conference room, 1,500 square feet of new... Read More »

Residential Construction in SF Has Dropped to a Two-Year Low

As we first reported earlier today, there are now a total of 63,700 apartments and condos in San Francisco’s Housing pipeline, including 6,400 which are currently under construction across the city. But while San Francisco’s overall pipeline is at a record high, the number of new proposals for projects... Read More »