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Oaklanders Could Benefit from Preferences for Affordable Housing

While the City of Oakland already provides a general preference for those who live or work in the city to qualify for affordable housing which was built in conjunction with the City’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) program, a proposed ordinance would greatly expand the scope of projects for... Read More »

Supervisor Aims to Further Incent Development of Student Housing

In order to promote the development of Student Housing in San Francisco, the City’s Planning Code provides a big incentive for developers to build for educational institutions. While new developments with ten or more residential units are currently required to provide 12 percent of the units at below market... Read More »

Bonus Height Debate Turned Up to Eleven and 100 Percent

Bonus Height Debate Turned Up to Eleven and 100 Percent

Four months ago we reported that the debate over San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the units on the parcel at below market rates, was... Read More »

State Legislation Could Streamline Development in San Francisco

Governor Brown’s proposed Streamlining Affordable Housing Approvals bill could potentially fast track the approval and permitting process for tens of thousands of units in San Francisco’s housing pipeline, allowing code compliant projects with up to ninety-five (95) percent market-rate units to be developed “as of right” and prohibiting the... Read More »

Board Could Quickly Act to Amend Troublesome Law for Airbnb

The proposed ordinance which could require Airbnb to remove up to 75 percent of their estimated 9,500 listings in San Francisco, or face penalties that could theoretically total well over $5 million a day, could be acted on by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by the end of the... Read More »

The Law That Could Ban the Vast Majority of Airbnb Listings in SF

With the vast majority of the San Francisco properties listed on Airbnb still not registered with the City as required by law, a new piece of legislation could require Airbnb to remove up to 75 percent of their estimated 9,500 listings in San Francisco or face penalties that could... Read More »

Ruling Clears the Way for New Maker and Office Project

Ruling Clears the Way for New Maker and Office Project

The proposed redevelopment of the San Francisco Gravel Company’s sprawling parcel at 552 Berry Street, a block away from Zynga’s HQ, is one big step closer to being realized, with San Francisco’s Zoning Administrator having determined that the property meets all the requirements necessary to qualify for San Francisco’s... Read More »

SF Preparing for Potential Litigation Re: CA’s Density Bonus Law

A closed-door conference between San Francisco’s Planning Commission and Legal Counsel is underway. And while the agenda for the specially scheduled hearing doesn’t offer a hint as to the topic of the meeting, other than to “discuss with legal counsel potential litigation with the City as defendant, where there... Read More »

Expanded Eviction Protection for Parents and Educators Adopted

The proposed ordinance to expand eviction protections for tenants with a resident child under 18 years of age and to extend said protections to tenants who are “educators,” defined as a person who works at a school in San Francisco as an employee or independent contractor of the school... Read More »

Expanded Eviction Protection for Parents and Educators

In general, San Francisco’s Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance prevents a landlord from exercising an owner move-in (OMI) eviction during the school year if the eviction would displace a tenant with a resident child under 18 years of age. Under a proposed ordinance which is working its way... Read More »