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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 »

Development Chicken in Lower Nob Hill

Development Chicken in Lower Nob Hill

As we first reported when the plans for a five-story building to rise up to 50 feet in height on the little Lower Nob Hill/Tendernob parking lot parcel at 736 Hyde Street – which is zoned for development up to 80 feet – were presented to Planning late last... Read More »

Refined Designs and Feedback for the Fourth Tallest Tower in S.F.

Refined Designs and Feedback for the Fourth Tallest Tower in S.F.

The proposed 64-story tower to rise at 550 Howard Street, on Transbay Parcel F, would reach a height of 806 feet as proposed, making it the fourth tallest tower in San Francisco, behind the Salesforce/Transbay Tower, the future Oceanwide tower at 50 First Street, and San Francisco’s iconic Transamerica Pyramid... Read More »

Inventory of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Hits a 5-Year High

Inventory of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Hits a 5-Year High

While the overall number of homes listed for sale in San Francisco slipped a little over the past week, it was a smaller than average dip for the week leading up to the Super Bowl.  And the number of single-family homes and condos currently listed for sale in San... Read More »