Articles Recently Tagged: Affordable Housing

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Giants Agree To 40% Affordable Housing For Mission Rock

Giants Agree To 40% Affordable Housing For Mission Rock

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to increase the share of ‘affordable housing’ to be included within their proposed 28-acre Mission Rock development to an unprecedented 40 percent in exchange for Supervisor Jane Kim withdrawing her proposed ballot measure which would have limited building heights on the waterfront site... Read More »

Affordable Housing Law(s) In California Upheld As Constitutional

The legal challenge of San Jose’s affordable housing law which was passed five years ago but blocked by the building industry in a lawsuit contending that the ordinance was an unconstitutional ‘taking’ of private property has been unanimously rejected California’s Supreme Court. Similar to San Francisco’s Inclusionary Housing ordinance,... Read More »

Downsized Development And Grocery Approved For Tenderloin Site

Downsized Development And Grocery Approved For Tenderloin Site

Approved for the development of a 14-story building with 153 affordable apartments back in 2009, and with a 14,250-square-foot commercial space which was slated to become the Tenderloin’s first full-service grocery store, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp’s 168-186 Eddy Street project to rise on the northeast corner of Eddy... Read More »

Timing For The New Hub And Redevelopment Of Hunters View

Timing For The New Hub And Redevelopment Of Hunters View

As we first reported about the new “heart” and hub of San Francisco’s Hunters View neighborhood last year: The rebuilding of San Francisco’s 22-acre Hunters View public housing development into a mixed-income neighborhood will triple the number of dwelling units to 800 – half of which will be market rate... Read More »

Developer Of Contentious Mission Project Doubling Down On BMRs

Developer Of Contentious Mission Project Doubling Down On BMRs

Fighting against a rising tide of neighborhood opposition, the developer of the proposed 331-unit building to rise up to ten stories on the northeast corner of Mission and 16th Streets, at the entrance to the 16th Street BART Station, is doubling the number of below market rate (BMR) units... Read More »

Standout Mission Bay Development Ready To Serve

Standout Mission Bay Development Ready To Serve

Designed by Mithun|Solomon in collaboration with Kennerly Architecture, and looking even better in reality – as photographed above – than versus the renderings, 1180 Fourth will provide 150 units of affordable housing and 11,000 square feet of retail along Fourth Street in South Mission Bay, anchored by a restaurant... Read More »

Timing And Details For Affordable Housing And Retail On Fourth

Timing And Details For Affordable Housing And Retail On Fourth

With the rebuilding of Mission Bay Block 5 underway and the surviving half of the Mission Bay 360 Project having risen on Mission Bay Block 11 behind, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Group (TDNC) has been selected to develop 135 units of below market rate housing and 10,000 square feet... Read More »

Agreement To Keep Affordable Housing Out Of New Tower

The proposal to keep affordable housing out of the 800-foot tower rising at 181 Fremont Street has been recommended for approval and will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next month. As we first reported last month, San Francisco’s Transbay Redevelopment Plan requires any new housing development within the... Read More »

Cost To Build Affordable Housing On Sixth Street: $690K Per Unit

Cost To Build Affordable Housing On Sixth Street: $690K Per Unit

With a 99-year ground lease from the City of San Francisco for which Mercy Housing will pay a total of $99 as proposed, the projected cost of building the affordable housing development to rise on the southwest corner of Sixth and Howard is $47,333,630, which includes $4,600,000 in consideration for... Read More »

Long-Abandoned Mission Street Site Slated For Major Development

Long-Abandoned Mission Street Site Slated For Major Development

A transfer of the long-abandoned Phoenix Continuation High School site at 1950 Mission Street, between 15th and 16th Streets, from the San Francisco Unified School District to the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development is likely to be approved next week. Upon the nearly one-acre Mission District parcel,... Read More »

181 Fremont Street Tower Could Be “Poor Door” Free

181 Fremont Street Tower Could Be “Poor Door” Free

San Francisco’s Transbay Redevelopment Plan requires any new development within the redevelopment area with a residential component  to offer at least 15 percent of its units at below market rates, a key component of the Mayor’s “Housing For All” initiative and for which there is no option to pay a fee... Read More »

Plans For 200 Mid-Mission Apartments, And Perhaps A Living Alley

Plans For 200 Mid-Mission Apartments, And Perhaps A Living Alley

Currently zoned for development up to 120 feet in height, plans to raze the 1,200 square foot SF Pizza Café and parking lot at 1270 Mission Street and construct a 13-story apartment building with 199 residential units over 3,300 square feet of ground floor retail and 101 parking spaces... Read More »

Affordable Housing Goals Replace Balance On November Ballot

Supervisor Jane Kim’s watered-down ballot measure “to affirm the City’s commitment” to a set of Affordable Housing Goals, a non-binding Declaration of Policy, has been approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and submitted to San Francisco’s Department of Elections. The five Housing Goals which the policy would affirm,... Read More »

Kim Guts Housing Balance Initiative, Lee To Cancel Competing Plan

Supervisor Kim has gutted her “Housing Balance” ballot initiative, turning it into a non-binding vote on public policy versus a measure which would have created major hurdles for housing developers any time the percentage of affordable housing in San Francisco’s housing pipeline dropped below 30 percent. Assuming Kim’s proposed... Read More »

Bond, Affordable Housing Bond: Beyond The Battle Of The Ballots

Officially lobbed by Supervisor Chiu, Mayor Ed Lee is slated to answer the following “housing crisis” question of the week in a prepared address to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday: “Mr. Mayor, last month, Supervisor Jane Kim and three colleagues introduced a ballot measure that would limit... Read More »