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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 »

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 »