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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, but on which the City would 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 amendments are approved by San Francisco’s 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 the production of market rate housing Read More »

Grand Jury: Gloomy Outlook For Affordable Housing In SF, Unless…

Grand Jury: Gloomy Outlook For Affordable Housing In SF, Unless…

In order to meet the Mayor’s goal of creating 30,000 new and rehabilitated homes in San Francisco by 2020, developers will need to deliver an average of 5,000 units of housing per year for the next six years, an average that is greater than any single year’s maximum to date. In addition, in order to Read More »

The Heart Of The New Hunters View Neighborhood

The Heart Of The New Hunters View Neighborhood

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 – and create three new neighborhood parks, a new community center, and neighborhood-serving commercial space. The heart of the new neighborhood will be Read More »

Housing Balance Versus Housing Now

Housing Balance Versus Housing Now

Supervisor Jane Kim is moving forward with a ballot measure which would require developers to obtain special authorization from the Planning Commission in order to build any market rate housing in San Francisco if a project would cause the percentage of Below Market Rate housing built in the city since 2006 to drop below 30 percent Read More »

An Incentive To Build More Affordable Housing In S.F.

An Incentive To Build More Affordable Housing In S.F.

For many areas in San Francisco, the number of dwelling units allowed to be built upon a parcel is strictly limited by the size of the lot.  For example, within districts zoned RM-1, a common designation which allows for the development of apartments and condos, a developer is allowed to build no more than one Read More »

Sixth Street Rising: Hugo Hotel Replacement Recap/Timing

Sixth Street Rising: Hugo Hotel Replacement Recap/Timing

With defenestration deconstructed and the demolition permits for the old Hugo Hotel working their way through Planning, it’s time to take another look at the 9-story building to rise on the southwest corner of Sixth and Howard. Designed by Kennerly Architecture for Mercy Housing, the 200 6th Street building will provide 67 units of affordable housing for Read More »

Downsized Affordable Housing Development On Mission Returns

Downsized Affordable Housing Development On Mission Returns

In 2012, the Mayor’s Office of Housing withdrew their financial support for the development of a 13-story building on the parking lot at 1036 Mission between 6th and 7th Streets, a site zoned for building up to 120 feet in height. The approved project would have provided 100 apartments for low-income families and the formerly Read More »

More Affordable Housing On Geary Proposed, But Only A Bit

More Affordable Housing On Geary Proposed, But Only A Bit

The Western Addition block bounded by Divisadero, Geary, Scott and O’Farrell was developed in the 1960s with six low-rise residential buildings around a central courtyard, the Midtown Park Apartment complex provides 140 affordable dwelling units managed by Mercy Housing. In need of a full renovation, the current plan is to renovate the four buildings with Read More »

Commission Slated To Certify Mercy’s Impact On Sixth Street

Commission Slated To Certify Mercy’s Impact On Sixth Street

Two weeks from now, San Francisco’s Planning Commission is slated to certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Mercy Housing to move forward with their plans to build a nine-story residential building with 67 affordable housing units on the corner of 6th and Howard streets, razing the Hugo Hotel and canvas from which Defenestration’s flying Read More »

Market Rate Development On Track In SF, Affordable Housing Isn’t

As determined by the state Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the regional Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the current Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) calls for a target of 31,193 housing units to be built in San Francisco between 2007 and 2014. With 7,826 market rate units having been produced from Read More »