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Transbay Related Lawsuits are Piling Up

Transbay Related Lawsuits are Piling Up

The Board of Directors for the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) is slated to conference with legal counsel on Thursday, behind closed doors. In addition to nine (9) lawsuits related to the sinking Millennium Tower which have already been filed in San Francisco Superior Court, all of which include... Read More »

Initiative to Establish a ‘Thou Shall Not Covet’ Policy for S.F.

Initiative to Establish a ‘Thou Shall Not Covet’ Policy for S.F.

The paperwork for a ballot initiative that seeks to establish an official “Thou Shall Not Covet” policy for the City of San Francisco has been submitted to the Department of Elections. The proposed language for the deceleration, which specifically targets the movement of professional sports teams around the Bay:... Read More »

Another Tower in S.F. Sees Premature Deterioration, Files Suit

Another Tower in S.F. Sees Premature Deterioration, Files Suit

While not nearly as serious as the lawsuits related to the sinking Millennium Tower, a lawsuit seeking damages for the “premature and unreasonable deterioration” of the 55-story tower at 425 1st Street known as One Rincon Hill has been filed by the homeowners association in San Francisco’s Superior Court.... Read More »

The Latest Accounting for Mission Bay

The Latest Accounting for Mission Bay

When San Francisco’s 300-acre Mission Bay neighborhood is fully developed, it will include 6,400 units of housing. That’s 1,100 more than today, with 500 of those units under construction and planning for the remaining 600, all of which are slated to be offered at below market rates, underway. In... Read More »

Plans and Funding for a New Dogpatch Hub, with a Catch (or Two)

Plans and Funding for a New Dogpatch Hub, with a Catch (or Two)

A detailed proposal and plans to transform the deteriorating and fire-bombed former Police Station at 2300 Third Street into a new Dogpatch Hub and community center have been drafted. And UCSF is in line to provide a $4.2 million “gift” to get the projected 36-month project started. Deemed a... Read More »

Expansion of San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal About to Get Underway

Expansion of San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal About to Get Underway

With Sinbad’s having been razed to make room for the San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal Expansion project, which includes the construction of two new berthing facilities (Gates F and G) and a new Bayside promenade with covered passenger queuing areas on the south side of the Ferry Building, the groundbreaking... Read More »

New S.F. Condo Sales Slipped in March but Jumped Year-Over-Year

While the number of purchase contracts signed for new condominiums in San Francisco slipped 4 percent from February to March, the sales volume in March (91) was more than twice the volume at the same time last year (39) but with a number of new sales offices having opened... Read More »

Timeline to Adopt San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan Slips

Timeline to Adopt San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan Slips

Originally expected to occur this “Spring,” the formal process to adopt San Francisco’s revised Central SoMa Plan is now expected to be initiated in July, a shift which could push the timeline for the plan’s expected adoption back from the “Summer/Fall” of 2017 as well. As proposed, the revised... Read More »

Plan to Prohibit Street Parking for a Big Building with a Small Garage

Plan to Prohibit Street Parking for a Big Building with a Small Garage

The idea behind San Francisco’s policy of restricting the number of parking spaces allowed to be included within a new development, a policy which has been in place for years, is that by limiting the number of garage spaces, the residents of said buildings without an off-street parking spot... Read More »

Recommendation for Affordable Housing Requirements Revealed

Recommendation for Affordable Housing Requirements Revealed

With San Francisco Supervisors having drafted two competing proposals for overhauling the percentage and mix of below market rate (BMR or “affordable”) units that developers of market rate projects are required to provide on-site or fund elsewhere in the city, in response to the passage of Proposition C and... Read More »