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Refined Designs And Timing For Development Fronting Fourth

Refined Designs And Timing For Development Fronting Fourth

The designs for the mixed-use development to rise at 1300 Fourth Street (a.k.a. Mission Bay Block 6 East), with 142 affordable apartments and a managers unit over up to seven ground-floor commercial spaces fronting the Fourth Street corridor, have been refined and newly rendered. As designed by Mithun Solomon... Read More »

Legislation Could Prohibit Evictions, Freeze Rents For Vacant Units

In addition to prohibiting rent increases or evictions based on adding new roommates to an existing tenancy, even when an existing lease specifically disallows new occupants or specifies an associated increase in rent, a proposed change to San Francisco’s Administrative Code would also prohibit landlords from raising the rent... Read More »

Church Sues To Block Sale Of Low-Income Housing To A Developer

Church Sues To Block Sale Of Low-Income Housing To A Developer

A request for a court order to prevent the sale, and possible redevelopment, of Fredrick Douglas Haynes Gardens, a 104-unit complex for low-income residents which spans half a block bordering Hayes Valley, has been filed in San Francisco Superior Court. Built in 1973, the development at 1049 Golden Gate... Read More »

Evictions Are Up In San Francisco, As Are Reported Buyout Amounts

Over the past four months, tenants of 47 rent-controlled apartments in San Francisco have negotiated buyouts to vacate their units, with an average payout of $43,000.  The highest buyout was for $310,000. And in fact, the average buyout reported to the San Francisco Rent Board, as newly required by... Read More »

Mission District Site For 165 Affordable Units Awarded To Developers

Mission District Site For 165 Affordable Units Awarded To Developers

The development rights for the former Phoenix Continuation High School site at 1950 Mission Street, a half-block from the contentious 330-unit building proposed to rise at Mission and 16th, have been awarded to Mission Housing Development Corporation and BRIDGE Housing.  The team plans to build 165 apartments for low-income... Read More »

Supervisors Reject More Restrictive Airbnb Regulations

Supervisors Reject More Restrictive Airbnb Regulations

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has rejected Supervisor Campos’ proposed amendment to San Francisco’s law regulating short-term rentals in the city and instead adopted a watered-down version of a less restrictive amendment sponsored by Supervisor Farrell and the Mayor. Both votes were 6 to 5, with Supervisors Farrell, Breed,... Read More »

Airbnb Measure Qualifies For November Ballot

The ballot measure to further restrict the short-term rental of any residential unit in San Francisco to a maximum of 75 days a year and prohibit hosting platforms, such as Airbnb or VRBO, from ever listing a unit which hasn’t already been registered with the city, or has exceeded the... Read More »

Affordable Housing Bond Report And Average Rent-Control Tenancy

Affordable Housing Bond Report And Average Rent-Control Tenancy

An interesting factoid with respect to rent control tenants in San Francisco from the City’s Economic Impact Report for the proposed $310 million General Obligation bond to support Affordable Housing in San Francisco which will appear on this November’s ballot: The average tenancy for a rent-controlled apartment in San... Read More »

15,983 Signatures In Support Of Airbnb Ballot Measure

The sponsors of the proposed ballot measure to further restrict the short-term rental of any residential unit in San Francisco to a maximum of 75 days a year and prohibit hosting platforms, such as Airbnb, from ever listing a unit which hasn’t been registered with the city or has exceeded... Read More »

Historic ‘Steinhart Hotel’ Hits The Market Seeking $27M

Historic ‘Steinhart Hotel’ Hits The Market Seeking $27M

Looking to start a tech commune in San Francisco?  Well, the 57-unit ‘Steinhart Hotel‘ at 952 Sutter Street has just hit the market for $27 million. And according to the listing, 48 of the units could be delivered vacant at the close of escrow. While touting an opportunity to... Read More »

Land Deal For Controversial Oakland Tower Approved

Land Deal For Controversial Oakland Tower Approved

Oakland’s City Council has approved the sale of the East Lake development site at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue which overlooks Lake Merritt and its estuary, clearing the way for a controversial 23-story building with 298 apartments to rise. UrbanCore will pay the city $5.1... Read More »

Airbnb Showdown At City Hall

Airbnb Showdown At City Hall

The showdown between two competing pieces of legislation to further regulate ‘airbnb-ing’ in San Francisco is about to commence at City Hall. Without additional transparency and reporting from the hosting platforms which enable the practice, such as Airbnb, San Francisco will be hard-pressed to ever effectively enforce its short-term... Read More »

San Francisco’s Median Rent Is NOT $4,225.  Really, It’s Not

The SFGate’s recent report that the median rent in San Francisco has hit “a ridiculous $4,225″ is factually wrong and borderline reckless. From the report: “We already knew the rent was too damn high, even before we published a report this February showing not only that the median for a one... Read More »

Lightning Rod Oakland Tower Vote Postponed

Lightning Rod Oakland Tower Vote Postponed

Oakland’s City Council has postponed their vote which was expected to approve an upscale 23-story residential building to rise on a city-owned parcel at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue, overlooking Lake Merritt and its estuary. As proposed by developer UrbanCore, the Lake Merritt Boulevard Apartments... Read More »

Major Mission District Development Racing To Beat A Moratorium

Major Mission District Development Racing To Beat A Moratorium

While the threat of both legislative and ballot-driven housing moratoriums loom, plans to raze the majority of the Mission District block bounded by Bryant, 18th, Florida and 19th Streets and build nearly 300 units of housing across the site could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in three weeks time. As we... Read More »