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Contentious Affordable Housing Site Awarded to Developers

Contentious Affordable Housing Site Awarded to Developers

Identified by the Port of San Francisco as “the greatest affordable housing development opportunity among the Port’s seawall lots in the northeastern waterfront,” but having faced neighborhood pushback over just how affordable the development should be, the City has awarded the development rights for the half-block parcel on the... Read More »

A Two-Bedroom Mission Condo Couldn’t Fetch its Below Market Rate

A Two-Bedroom Mission Condo Couldn’t Fetch its Below Market Rate

Nine months ago the Below Market Rate (BMR) deeded two-bedroom condo #403 at 1587 15th Street, “located right in the heart of the vibrant Mission/Valencia corridor” above the former 4505/Belcampo Butcher Shop and featuring “a fantastic open concept floor plan with hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen and its own... Read More »

Another Peek at San Francisco’s New Hub and Future Skyline

Another Peek at San Francisco’s New Hub and Future Skyline

Planning delivers another montage of how San Francisco’s Market Street Hub Project could lead to the development of additional height, density and a more sculpted skyline for the emerging area around the intersections of Market and Van Ness and South Van Ness and Mission. As the Hub could appear... Read More »

San Francisco’s Hub Heights 2.0 and Potential 600-Foot Tower

San Francisco’s Hub Heights 2.0 and Potential 600-Foot Tower

San Francisco’s Market Street Hub Project, which could lead to number of significant zoning changes which would allow for the development of more height and bulk in the area around the intersections of Market and Van Ness Avenue and South Van Ness and Mission, is officially underway. In exchange... Read More »

Initiative to Require Competitive Bidding for Affordable Housing in SF

In addition to a proposed ballot measure which would double the maximum income one could earn and still qualify for a Below Market Rate (BMR) apartment in San Francisco, the paperwork for an initiative which would implement a new competitive bidding process for all developers of publicly funded housing... Read More »

Ballot Measure to Double Income Limit for Affordable Housing in S.F.

The paperwork for a proposed ballot measure which would double the maximum income that San Francisco residents can earn and still qualify for a Below Market Rate (BMR) apartment in the city, from 55 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) to 110 percent, has been filed with San... Read More »

Affordable Mission District Development Remains on the Boards

Affordable Mission District Development Remains on the Boards

Rather than include any affordable housing onsite, the development team behind “Vida” at 2558 Mission Street deeded the industrial building at 1296 Shotwell Street to the City in 2012. And while Vida opened in late 2014, the plans for 1296 Shotwell remain on the boards. As proposed, the one-story... Read More »

San Francisco’s Hub 2.0

San Francisco’s Hub 2.0

Over a century ago, the intersection of Market, Valencia, Haight and Gough in San Francisco was dubbed “The Hub.” At the time, four main streetcar lines converged at the intersection, transporting residents from outlying neighborhoods to jobs and shopping downtown. And through the 1950s, the moniker was synonymous with... Read More »

San Francisco’s Other One Percent: Recipients of Affordable Housing

San Francisco’s Other One Percent: Recipients of Affordable Housing

With an initiative designed to double the number of “affordable” units of housing that developers must provide or fund when building market-rate units in San Francisco headed for the June ballot, an overview of the applicant pool and outcomes for the 69 affordable units built at 280 Beale Street,... Read More »

Tenderloin Take Two: From Affordable to Market Rate

Tenderloin Take Two: From Affordable to Market Rate

Originally approved for the development of affordable senior housing over a decade ago, neither financing nor the building permits for a five-story building to rise on Tenderloin parking lot parcel at 430 Eddy Street were secured and the entitlements were cancelled and lost. Two years ago the now un-entitled... Read More »