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Bonus Height Debate Heats up, Possible Vote next Month

Bonus Height Debate Heats up, Possible Vote next Month

The debate over San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow developers to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for providing more below-market-rate units than currently required, is heating up. While the terms of the proposed program have been amended to... Read More »

SF’s Bonus Height Program Amended to Limit Impact and ‘Abuse’

SF’s Bonus Height Program Amended to Limit Impact and ‘Abuse’

The terms of San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow developers to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned, have been amended. And while a public hearing for the amended program will be held this week, the potential adoption of the AHBP has... Read More »

Ballot Measure Could Double Affordable Housing Requirements

A ballot measure designed to more than double the number of below-market-rate (BMR) units of housing that developers must provide or fund when building market-rate units in San Francisco is about to be formally proposed by Supervisors Jane Kim and Aaron Peskin. While market-rate developments with ten or more... Read More »

Affordable Hayes Valley Development Closer to Reality

Affordable Hayes Valley Development Closer to Reality

The public hearing for the proposed six-story Hayes Valley development with 108 below-market-rate apartments to rise up to 50-feet in height at 455 Fell Street, upon San Francisco’s Central Freeway Parcel O which once served as the northern half of the Hayes Valley Farm, will be held this week.... Read More »

Plans for 108-Unit Affordable Hayes Valley Development Progress

Plans for 108-Unit Affordable Hayes Valley Development Progress

The plans for a six-story Hayes Valley building with 108 below-market-rate apartments to rise up to 50-feet in height at 455 Fell Street, upon San Francisco’s Central Freeway Parcel O which also served as the northern half of the former Hayes Valley Farm, between Octavia and Laguna, are moving forward.... Read More »

Mayor Calls for Ballot Measure to Require More Affordable Housing

Mayor Ed Lee and Board of Supervisors President London Breed have officially called for a 2016 ballot measure to increase the required percentage of below market rate (BMR) units of housing private developers must provide or fund when building market-rate units in San Francisco. “In prosperous times like these,... Read More »

The Potential Impact Of SF’s Bonus Height Program

The Potential Impact Of SF’s Bonus Height Program

San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program would allow developers in the city to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned, depending upon the percentage of ‘affordable’ units included on-site, the details for which we outlined in September. If adopted by both the City and developers, the... Read More »

Subsidized Housing For 500 Educators In San Francisco Proposed

A plan to build and preserve affordable housing for 500 San Francisco educators by 2020 is now on the boards. As proposed and announced by Mayor Ed Lee this morning, the City proposes to jointly finance at least one new affordable housing development for 100 educator households with the... Read More »

‘Out-Of-Scale’ Lower Pac Heights Development Underway

‘Out-Of-Scale’ Lower Pac Heights Development Underway

The former one-story Booker T. Washington Community Services Center (BTWCSC) at 800 Presidio Avenue has been razed and the building permits for a new five-story Center originally designed by Brand + Allen – with 50 units of affordable housing, around 15,000 square feet of program space, and a 175-seat gymnasium –... Read More »

Legislation To Allow Building Up To Three Stories Higher

Legislation To Allow Building Up To Three Stories Higher

Proposed legislation which would allow developers in San Francisco to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned, depending upon the percentage of ‘affordable’ units included on-site, has been introduced to the Board of Supervisors by the Mayor and Supervisor Katy Tang. In addition to enacting the State’s... Read More »