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One Step Forward for Mid-Mission Development Seeking More Height

One Step Forward for Mid-Mission Development Seeking More Height

Speaking of significant projects in San Francisco with forward momentum, the City has just issued a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration (which is a good thing if you’re the developer) for the proposed 13-story apartment building to rise on the 1270 Mission Street parcel, a parcel which is currently occupied... Read More »

Designs for Contentious Affordable Development Have Been Drawn

Designs for Contentious Affordable Development Have Been Drawn

The designs for a contentious six-story development of affordable apartments to rise on the half-block parking lot parcel at 88 Broadway, at the base of Telegraph Hill, have been drafted by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects. Identified by the Port of San Francisco as “the greatest affordable housing development opportunity... Read More »

Oakland Conditionally Approves Contentious Chinatown Development

Oakland Conditionally Approves Contentious Chinatown Development

The contentious redevelopment of the entire Oakland block bound by Webster, 11th, Harrison and 12th Streets, on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, has been approved by the City’s Planning Commission. But as a plugged-in reader notes, as a condition of its approval, the development team behind the proposed 416-unit... Read More »

Plans to Raze Iconic TL Shop for Affordable Apartments to Rise

Plans to Raze Iconic TL Shop for Affordable Apartments to Rise

Plans to level the long-standing tire and auto shop building at Turk and Larkin in the Tenderloin, which Kahn & Keville has occupied since it was built in 1935, have been drawn. And as proposed, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) will construct an eight-story building, with 121 affordable apartments, parking... Read More »

Affordable Mission Bay Development about to Break Ground

Affordable Mission Bay Development about to Break Ground

The ground lease and construction loan agreement for the the mixed-use development to rise at 1300 Fourth Street (a.k.a. Mission Bay Block 6 East), with 142 affordable apartments and a managers unit over up to seven ground-floor commercial spaces fronting the Fourth Street corridor, are about to be signed... Read More »

An Affordable Yerba Buena Loft (That’s Currently Bank-Owned)

An Affordable Yerba Buena Loft (That’s Currently Bank-Owned)

Designated as one of the development’s required affordable units, the 722-square-foot unit #502 at Yerba Buena Lofts (855 Folsom Street) was purchased as new for a below market rate (BMR) price of $306,500 of 2003. In 2009, the Yerba Buena Lofts Homeowner’s Association filed a lien on unit #502... Read More »

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 »