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Agreement To Keep Affordable Housing Out Of New Tower

The proposal to keep affordable housing out of the 800-foot tower rising at 181 Fremont Street has been recommended for approval and will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next month. As we first reported last month, San Francisco’s Transbay Redevelopment Plan requires any new housing development within the redevelopment area to offer at least 15 Read More »

Cost To Build Affordable Housing On Sixth Street: $690K Per Unit

Cost To Build Affordable Housing On Sixth Street: $690K Per Unit

With a 99-year ground lease from the City of San Francisco for which Mercy Housing will pay a total of $99 as proposed, the projected cost of building the affordable housing development to rise on the southwest corner of Sixth and Howard is $47,333,630, which includes $4,600,000 in consideration for the land. With $1,110,264 allocated to Read More »

Long-Abandoned Mission Street Site Slated For Major Development

Long-Abandoned Mission Street Site Slated For Major Development

A transfer of the long-abandoned Phoenix Continuation High School site at 1950 Mission Street, between 15th and 16th Streets, from the San Francisco Unified School District to the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development is likely to be approved next week. Upon the nearly one-acre Mission District parcel, an 85-foot-tall building with up to Read More »

181 Fremont Street Tower Could Be “Poor Door” Free

181 Fremont Street Tower Could Be “Poor Door” Free

San Francisco’s Transbay Redevelopment Plan requires any new development within the redevelopment area with a residential component  to offer at least 15 percent of its units at below market rates, a key component of the Mayor’s “Housing For All” initiative and for which there is no option to pay a fee or build a greater number of Read More »

Plans For 200 Mid-Mission Apartments, And Perhaps A Living Alley

Plans For 200 Mid-Mission Apartments, And Perhaps A Living Alley

Currently zoned for development up to 120 feet in height, plans to raze the 1,200 square foot SF Pizza Café and parking lot at 1270 Mission Street and construct a 13-story apartment building with 199 residential units over 3,300 square feet of ground floor retail and 101 parking spaces for autos have been reviewed by Read More »

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 »

Resolution To Develop Last Berry Street Block As Rental Units

Resolution To Develop Last Berry Street Block As Rental Units

A resolution to allow the development of Mission Bay “Block N4P3,” the wedge shaped parcel at 360 Berry Street adjacent to Mission Walk, across the street from Edgewater, and the last undeveloped site on Berry Street , has been introduced into legislation. While originally slated for condos, the resolution would amend the Mission Bay north Read More »