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Bonus Height Debate Heats up, Possible Vote next Month

Bonus Height Debate Heats up, Possible Vote next Month

The debate over San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow developers to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for providing more below-market-rate units than currently required, is heating up. While the terms of the proposed program have been amended to... Read More »

SF’s Bonus Height Program Amended to Limit Impact and ‘Abuse’

SF’s Bonus Height Program Amended to Limit Impact and ‘Abuse’

The terms of San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow developers to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned, have been amended. And while a public hearing for the amended program will be held this week, the potential adoption of the AHBP has... Read More »

Application to Establish an ‘Airbnb’ Hotel Denied

Application to Establish an ‘Airbnb’ Hotel Denied

The application to legally convert the three one-bedroom Nob Hill flats at 40-44 Pleasant Street from residential units into ‘hotel rooms,’ a move which would allow the building’s absentee owner to continue renting the apartments on a short-term basis, which is currently illegal per San Francisco’s so-called Airbnb Law,... Read More »

Short-Term Rental Scofflaw Aims to Establish a Mini-Hotel

Short-Term Rental Scofflaw Aims to Establish a Mini-Hotel

Tagged for illegally renting the three one-bedroom flats at 40-44 Pleasant Street as short-term rentals in violation of San Francisco’s so-called “Airbnb law,” the owner of the Nob Hill building has applied to technically convert the units, none of which she occupies as a primary residence, into “hotel rooms”... Read More »

Unaffordable Housing Threshold Hits $1.63 Million in San Francisco

The value at which a residential unit in San Francisco is now considered to be “demonstrably unaffordable and financially inaccessible” by the City’s Planning Department has just been raised to $1.63 million, up from $1.51 million and versus $1.34 million in 2013. The demonstrably unaffordable mark, which is set... Read More »

Legislation to Mandate Legalization of Illegal Units, Restrict Mergers

Legislation which would require special authorization from San Francisco’s Planning Commission in order to merge or remove any residential unit in the city – whether legal, illegal or demonstrably unaffordable – is working its way through the City’s Board of Supervisors. And in addition to further restricting the merger... Read More »

Legislation to Allow for New Rincon Hill Tower Poised for Adoption

Legislation to Allow for New Rincon Hill Tower Poised for Adoption

Adopted back in 2005, the Rincon Hill Plan requires a minimum distance of 115 feet between new residential towers at their closest point. And the plan specifies that no exemptions may be made. As such, in order to make room for the redesigned tower proposed to rise up to... Read More »

The Potential Impact Of SF’s Bonus Height Program

The Potential Impact Of SF’s Bonus Height Program

San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program would allow developers in the city to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned, depending upon the percentage of ‘affordable’ units included on-site, the details for which we outlined in September. If adopted by both the City and developers, the... Read More »

Shadows Don’t Sink This Sixth Street Project, But…

Shadows Don’t Sink This Sixth Street Project, But…

Plans to raze the former City Life Church building at 363 6th Street, a building which was originally a candy factory and was briefly home to a bondage dungeon (the SF Citadel) as well, have been approved. And as proposed, a nine-story building with 104 residential units over 700... Read More »

Legislation To Allow Building Up To Three Stories Higher

Legislation To Allow Building Up To Three Stories Higher

Proposed legislation which would allow developers in San Francisco to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned, depending upon the percentage of ‘affordable’ units included on-site, has been introduced to the Board of Supervisors by the Mayor and Supervisor Katy Tang. In addition to enacting the State’s... Read More »