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Bonus Height Program for Affordable Developments Approved, But…

Bonus Height Program for Affordable Developments Approved, But…

While San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the development at below market rates, remains DOA, a pared-down program which would only apply to 100 percent below... Read More »

Bonus Height Fight Headed to the Ballot Box

Bonus Height Fight Headed to the Ballot Box

With San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the development at below market rates, appearing to be DOA, and a pared-down program which would only apply to... Read More »

Even Bigger Plans for More Housing and Height in the Mission

Even Bigger Plans for More Housing and Height in the Mission

While currently only zoned for building up to 55-feet in height, the two players picked by the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development to redevelop the Mission District parking lot at 2060 Folsom Street were planning to invoke the City’s proposed density bonus to build up to 101... Read More »

Land for More BMR Units, But Later and Deeper in the Tenderloin

Land for More BMR Units, But Later and Deeper in the Tenderloin

Rather than including 36 below market rate (BMR) units within the walls of its 304-unit development to rise at 1066 Market Street, or paying a $17.7 million in lieu of fee, Shorenstein Properties is now seeking permission to buy and dedicate the former Post Office property at 101 Hyde... Read More »

Affordable Housing Proposition C Passes in San Francisco

Proposition C, which will initially double the required percentage of below market rate (BMR) units for newly proposed developments in San Francisco with 25 units or more, has passed with 67 percent of voters supporting the measure. The Proposition will require developers of proposed projects that haven’t yet completed... Read More »

Build More Housing Initiative Seeks 10K Units per Year through 2066

Entitled the “Build More Housing Initiative,” the paperwork for a proposed ballot measure which would establish a new “Housing and Inequality Task Force” was filed with San Francisco’s Department of Elections this morning. As drafted, the Mayoral task force would be required to create and publish “a comprehensive plan... Read More »

Oaklanders Could Benefit from Preferences for Affordable Housing

While the City of Oakland already provides a general preference for those who live or work in the city to qualify for affordable housing which was built in conjunction with the City’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) program, a proposed ordinance would greatly expand the scope of projects for... Read More »

Bonus Height Debate Turned Up to Eleven and 100 Percent

Bonus Height Debate Turned Up to Eleven and 100 Percent

Four months ago we reported that the debate over San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the units on the parcel at below market rates, was... Read More »

State Legislation Could Streamline Development in San Francisco

Governor Brown’s proposed Streamlining Affordable Housing Approvals bill could potentially fast track the approval and permitting process for tens of thousands of units in San Francisco’s housing pipeline, allowing code compliant projects with up to ninety-five (95) percent market-rate units to be developed “as of right” and prohibiting the... Read More »

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 »