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City Aims for Adoption of Ambitious Central Soma Plan in September

City Aims for Adoption of Ambitious Central Soma Plan in September

With a total of sixty-four (64) amendments having been proposed by Supervisor Kim, including incentives for the construction of on-site affordable housing units, requiring developments to secure a building permit within 30 months of being approved rather than being banked, and increasing the potential for additional housing to be... Read More »

Refined Design for Taller Oakland Tower

Refined Design for Taller Oakland Tower

With an extra 15 feet of height and an additional 19 units approved last month, the final design review for the now 452-unit tower approved to rise up to 395 feet in height at 1900 Broadway, adjacent to the historic Tapscott Building in Uptown Oakland, which is to be... Read More »

Supervisors Aim to Cement Support for Expansion of Rent Control

If adopted by voters in November, California Proposition 10 would overturn the state’s Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act which prevents rent control from applying to single-family homes, condos or any multifamily building which received a certificate of occupancy after January of 1995 (or earlier if a city had already adopted... Read More »

Timing and Cost of Affordable Family Housing to Rise in Mission Bay

Timing and Cost of Affordable Family Housing to Rise in Mission Bay

As we first reported earlier this year: As designed by Paulett Taggart Architects and Studio Vara for Mercy Housing, the proposed development to rise up to 74 feet in height, not including its parapets, on the western half of Mission Bay South Block 6, along Merrimac Street, between China... Read More »

“Whoops”

“Whoops”

Purchased as an “Awesome Victorian Fixer with Spectacular Downtown Views” for $1.45 million in March of 2017, a permit to remove some decayed siding and a rotted door from the Eureka Valley home at 4547 20th Street, but not to address the home’s known foundational issues, was secured by... Read More »

Real Life Aviato Club in the City’s Crosshairs

Real Life Aviato Club in the City’s Crosshairs

Purchased for $855,000 in 2004, the single-family home at 166 Newton Street in Crocker Amazon has been operating as an illegal “hacker/co-living house for entrepreneurs, developers, digital nomads and students.” Unregistered with the City but still listed on Airbnb, the host of the “Aviato Club” on Newton, whom had... Read More »

Plans to Permit Illegal Remodel of Scofflaw’s Property

Plans to Permit Illegal Remodel of Scofflaw’s Property

Having secured a permit to simply conduct an “exploratory demo to determine sheetrock and termite damage,” the new owner of the Bernal Heights home at 310 Moncalm Street, which was purchased for $925,000 in November of 2015, began a full remodel and expansion of the property. Flagged by neighbors... Read More »

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Continue to Drop

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Continue to Drop

Having peaked in the second quarter of 2016, the quarter in which San Francisco drafted a new short term rental law which was finally implemented last year, the number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco totaled around 80 in the second quarter of... Read More »

Commission Slated to Condemn Plans for Oakland Tower

Commission Slated to Condemn Plans for Oakland Tower

Having previously directed Oakland’s Planning Department to return with findings to support a denial of the proposed 460-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland, the City’s Planning Commission is expected to formally deny the development’s application to proceed on Wednesday.... Read More »

First Tenants of SF’s Transbay / Salesforce Transit Center Identified

First Tenants of SF’s Transbay / Salesforce Transit Center Identified

With San Francisco’s new Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center and rooftop park slated to open on August 12, the first four (4) leases for the center’s thirty-five (35) potential retail/restaurant/commercial spaces have been negotiated and could be approved this week. Eddie Rickenbacker’s is slated to sign a 15-year lease for a... Read More »