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New Law Could Radically Alter Who Gets Affordable Housing In S.F.

As it currently stands, affordable or ‘Below Market Rate’ housing units in San Francisco are allocated by lottery with preferences given to households that hold a rare Certificate of Preference or tenants who have recently been evicted by way of the Ellis Act.  And being a resident in the... Read More »

Pinterest Signs Pre-Lease For Entire SoMa Development

Pinterest Signs Pre-Lease For Entire SoMa Development

Pinterest has just inked a pre-lease for the entire 140,000-square-foot building to rise at 505 Brannan, a Central SoMa development which is slated to break ground early next year and be ready for occupancy in 2017. Designed by Heller Manus for TMG Partners, the 505 Brannan Street building will... Read More »

Designs For A Five-Story Mission District Development

Designs For A Five-Story Mission District Development

As we first reported earlier this year, the plans for developing the long-shuttered gas station site on the northeast corner of 19th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, which were approved in 2008 but then waylaid by the economy, are now back in play, with nearly twice as many... Read More »

Future SoMa Tech HQ Approved To Rise

Future SoMa Tech HQ Approved To Rise

The proposed 300,000-square-foot office building to rise at 510 Townsend Street, with open floor plans and a private “eatery” on the top floor, has been approved by San Francisco’s Planning Department. Having been entirely pre-leased to payments company Stripe, and with the paperwork for the necessary demolition and building... Read More »

The Budget And Renderings For 120 Affordable Transbay Units

The Budget And Renderings For 120 Affordable Transbay Units

With the cost of lumber spiking, the proposed structural design for the below market rate (BMR) building to rise on Transbay Block 7 – stretching from Fremont to Beale along Clementina, behind Golub’s 32-story tower dubbed “Solaire” rising at Fremont and Folsom on Transbay Block 6 – was changed from primarily wood... Read More »

Judge Rules In Epic Battle Over Prominent Market And Castro Site

Judge Rules In Epic Battle Over Prominent Market And Castro 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 an epic legal battle ever since. And after two years... Read More »

The Varied Designs And Architects For Parkmerced 2.0

The Varied Designs And Architects For Parkmerced 2.0

While the master plan for the massive redevelopment of Parkmerced was developed by SOM, the development team has engaged five firms to design a variety of buildings for the first two subphases of the project, the ground for which is slated to be broken in February. The five firms,... Read More »

Hayes Valley Biergarten Lease Could Be Extended To 2021

Hayes Valley Biergarten Lease Could Be Extended To 2021

Intended as a temporary installation until San Francisco’s economic downturn had passed and the development of the former Central Freeway Parcel L, which is zoned for building up to 55-feet in height, made sense, Supervisor London Breed has introduced a resolution which would extend the lease for the Biergarten... Read More »

All The Way From A to K: San Francisco’s Ballot Measure Rundown

Eleven local measures are set to appear on this November’s ballot in San Francisco, measures which have just been lettered from A (the $310 million Affordable Housing Bond) to K (the revised Surplus Property Ordinance). The full rundown and summaries from the Department of Elections or past SocketSite coverage:... Read More »

Massive Parkmerced Project Slated To Break Ground

Massive Parkmerced Project Slated To Break Ground

The massive redevelopment plan for Parkmerced includes 5,679 net new units of housing, for a neighborhood total of 8,900; a network of new neighborhood parks, athletic fields, greenways and an organic farm; new underground garages on the west side of the site to discourage casual car usage by residents concentrated in... Read More »