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Opposition to 117-Unit Development in the Mission Paid Off

Opposition to 117-Unit Development in the Mission Paid Off

While approved for the development of 117 apartments last year, including 23 units which are to be provided at below market rates (BMRs), the 2675 Folsom Street project has been waylaid by appeals championed by Calle 24 Latino Cultural District and the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA). But with... Read More »

More Density in Downtown Oakland

More Density in Downtown Oakland

Having secured financing for a 262-unit apartment building to rise up to 15 stories at 1100 Clay Street in Oakland’s City Center district, between 11th and 12th Streets, and getting ready to break ground, the Strada Investment Group is now seeking permission to increase the number of units to... Read More »

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 »