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Plans for Prominent SoMa Corner Slated for Approval

Plans for Prominent SoMa Corner Slated for Approval

Speaking of major developments on Howard which could be approved next week, the refined plans for 124 apartments, over 14,000 square feet of ground floor retail/restaurant/commercial space and a basement garage for 71 cars (and 188 bikes) could be approved to rise up to five stories in height on... Read More »

The New Plans to Infill Jack London Square

The New Plans to Infill Jack London Square

The grand plan for redeveloping Oakland’s Jack London Square was approved back in 2004 and the first phase of development was completed in 2008. And while the second phase of the project had called for office buildings to rise on the current parking lot parcels at Broadway and Embarcadero... Read More »

Cesar Chavez Project Site on the Market at a Near-Record Price

Cesar Chavez Project Site on the Market at a Near-Record Price

Approved for a 24-unit development to rise up to six stories in height on the Mission District site, with 20 two-bedrooms and 4 one-bedrooms over a 761 square foot retail space and a garage for six cars, the 3620 Cesar Chavez Street parcel and plans are now on the... Read More »

New Condo Sales Drop to a Multi-Year Low in San Francisco

New Condo Sales Drop to a Multi-Year Low in San Francisco

At a time of the year when sales typically start ticking up, fewer than twenty contracts for new condominiums in San Francisco were signed last month, which is 67 percent fewer than the month before, 42 percent lower versus the same time last year, and the fewest in any... Read More »

Inventory of Homes for Sale in S.F. Ticks Up Post Presidents Day

Inventory of Homes for Sale in S.F. Ticks Up Post Presidents Day

While slowed by the holiday weekend, the number of single-family homes and condos currently listed for sale in San Francisco ticked up to 510 over the past two weeks, which is 24 percent higher versus the same time last year and the highest post Presidents Day total since 2012... Read More »

Contentious Bonus Height Program Rebranded

Contentious Bonus Height Program Rebranded

While legislation to streamline the approval process for developers of below-market-rate housing in San Francisco to build up to three stories higher than zoned was adopted last year, the biggest component of San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would have allowed market-rate developers to build up to... Read More »

Building Up Burlingame’s Waterfront

Building Up Burlingame’s Waterfront

The ground has officially been broken for an 18-acre development at 300 Airport Boulevard, adjacent to Coyote Point in Burlingame. Five buildings and a parking garage will rise up to seven stories in height across the site, yielding 767,000 square feet of commercial space designed by Gensler for Chinese... Read More »

The City’s Affordable Housing Recommendations and Dissent

The City’s Affordable Housing Recommendations and Dissent

Voters in San Francisco passed Proposition C last year, a ballot measure which effectively doubled the percentage of below market rate (BMR or “affordable”) units that developers of larger market rate projects would be required to provide on-site or fund elsewhere in the city. Prior to the vote, San... Read More »

Zeitgeist Likely to Lose Literal NIMBY Challenge

Zeitgeist Likely to Lose Literal NIMBY Challenge

As proposed, a new five-story building with 28 condos over 6,300 square feet of new retail space and a 19-car garage will rise upon the Oil Changer site at 198 Valencia Street. In August, shortly after anti-tech flyers were posted in front of the bar, the owner of Zeitgeist... Read More »

Pipeline of Residential Development in San Francisco Slips

Pipeline of Residential Development in San Francisco Slips

With new proposals having been submitted to the City for roughly the same number of units that finished construction in the fourth quarter of 2016, the overall pipeline of apartments and condos under development in San Francisco has slipped by a hundred: from a record 63,700 in the third... Read More »