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Oakland Tower Project Redesigned, Sixth Extension Requested

Oakland Tower Project Redesigned, Sixth Extension Requested

Plans for a pair of residential towers to rise up to 275 feet in height at 325 Seventh Street, on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, were first approved by the city seven years ago, the ground for which has yet to be broken. Two years ago, the project team... Read More »

An Audit of SF’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Program to Date

An Audit of SF’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Program to Date

Discretely enacted in 2014, rolled out across the entire city in 2016, and expanded to increase flexibility for the inclusion of single-family homes in 2017, San Francisco’s Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) program has so far resulted in 691 applications for building permits to legally add 1,244 ADUs to existing... Read More »

Asking Rents Inch up in San Francisco and Oakland

Asking Rents Inch up in San Francisco and Oakland

Having ended last year lower than where they started, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco have since ticked up a little over 3 percent since the beginning of the year, but the majority of said gain can be attributed to normal seasonality. In fact, based on a comparison... Read More »

Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap Settle for $3.2M

Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap Settle for $3.2M

The owner and operator of a warren of illegally constructed rental units discovered in the basement of the Clean Wash Center building at 4680-4690 Mission Street, on the border of Mission Terrace and the Excelsior, have agreed to pay over $3.2 million in penalties and restitution. Built in the... Read More »

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Cut in Half

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Cut in Half

While the number of complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco hasn’t dropped to zero following the implementation of the City’s new short-term rental law (which restricts units that haven’t been registered with San Francisco’s Office of Short-Term Rentals from being listed on short-term rental platforms,... Read More »

Asking Rents Tick up in San Francisco, Slip in Oakland

Asking Rents Tick up in San Francisco, Slip in Oakland

Having ended last year lower than where they started, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco have ticked up around 3 percent since the beginning of the year, roughly half of which can be attributed to normal seasonality. And in fact, based on a comparison of nearly 3,000 listings,... Read More »

The Economics of a Rincon Hill Condo and Reality Check Redux

The Economics of a Rincon Hill Condo and Reality Check Redux

As we originally outlined back in the third quarter of 2015: Purchased for $700,000 in 2012, or roughly $1,150 per square foot, the one-bedroom One Rincon Hill condo #4404 was listed as a rental for $3,800 in mid-2014 and actually rented for $3,750 per month, which included valet parking... Read More »

Big SoMa Project Slated for Approval (And to Break Ground)

Big SoMa Project Slated for Approval (And to Break Ground)

The newly refined plans for a 371-unit development to rise up to seven stories in height on Harrison Street, upon the Western SoMa parcel currently occupied by the German Motors Collision Center building, between Langton and Berwick Place, are slated to be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next... Read More »

Initiative to Establish a Community Housing Program (and Tax) in SF

Initiative to Establish a Community Housing Program (and Tax) in SF

The paperwork for a proposed ballot measure to establish a new “Community Housing Program” and parcel tax in San Francisco has just been filed with the Department of Elections. If qualified for a future election and approved by voters, the “SF Community Housing Act of 2018” would require the... Read More »

More Dorms for Developers in Western SoMa as Proposed

More Dorms for Developers in Western SoMa as Proposed

With 200 mini apartments rising on the 333 12th Street parcel to the left, and the ground having been broken for 136 units to rise on the 1532 Harrison Street parcel, on the other side of the 1907-era duplex, to the right, plans to infill the Western SoMa parking... Read More »