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Balboa Reservoir Announcement Pushed Back

Balboa Reservoir Announcement Pushed Back

While all the teams interested in buying, entitling and redeveloping the western 17 acres of the Balboa Reservoir site, which is currently a 1,000-space parking lot under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, have submitted their qualifications and preliminary concepts to the City, the finalists will... Read More »

Affordable Development Challenged

Affordable Development Challenged

While plans for a nine-story building with 127 units of affordable housing to rise on the northern half of the parking lot parcel at the corner of Folsom and 17th Street, adjacent to the future Folsom and 17th Street park on the southern half of the lot, have been... Read More »

The City’s Affordable Housing Recommendations and Dissent

The City’s Affordable Housing Recommendations and Dissent

Voters in San Francisco passed Proposition C last year, a ballot measure which effectively doubled the percentage of below market rate (BMR or “affordable”) units that developers of larger market rate projects would be required to provide on-site or fund elsewhere in the city. Prior to the vote, San... Read More »

Affordable Housing Developers Cashing out on the City’s Dime?

Without pointing fingers or naming names, Supervisor Mark Farrell has drafted legislation which would specifically require that any and all proceeds generated from the refinancing or sale of an affordable housing development in San Francisco, which was supported in whole or in part by taxpayer funds, shall only be... Read More »

A Case Study in Mission District Development versus Displacement

A Case Study in Mission District Development versus Displacement

With the controversial plan for preserving San Francisco’s Mission District one step closer to adoption, a real world example of development versus potential displacement, and existing rent-controlled versus new market-rate housing, is slated to play out in front of the City’s Planning Commission this week. As proposed, the four-unit... Read More »

Affordable Housing on Alemany as Proposed

Affordable Housing on Alemany as Proposed

Plans to raze the rustic Main Street Theater and develop 103 apartments on the building’s Excelsior District site are moving forward, with the project team having applied for priority processing. As we first reported last year, the proposed development would rise up to 40 feet in height across the... Read More »

Plans for an 18-Story Tower of Affordable Units Right Here

Plans for an 18-Story Tower of Affordable Units Right Here

Owned by the “5H GP” LLC, which is an affiliated entity of the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC), plans for an 18-story tower with 205 Below Market Rate (BMR) apartments to rise on the Central SoMa parcels at 915-921 Howard Street, near the corner of 5th, have been drafted... Read More »

Folsom Street Rising: Newly Rendered and Closer to Reality

Folsom Street Rising: Newly Rendered and Closer to Reality

With plans to raise the roof at 633 Folsom Street in the works, and the designs for a 14-story building to rise on the corner site of the two-story Canton Seafood & Dim Sum restaurant at 655 Folsom Street now closer to reality, the proposed 667 Folsom Street project,... Read More »

The Plans for 143 Affordable Apartments and Arts Space on Folsom

The Plans for 143 Affordable Apartments and Arts Space on Folsom

The preliminary plans for an eight-story building with 143 below market rate apartments over 12,000 square feet of PDR space dedicated to the arts and a 4,400 square foot childcare center to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and 16th Street in the Mission have been massed by... Read More »

Hearing for Bigger Mission District BMR Development Set

Hearing for Bigger Mission District BMR Development Set

In order to avoid having to include any below market rate units of housing onsite, the project team behind “Vida” at 2558 Mission Street deeded the industrial building site at 1296 Shotwell Street, behind the two-story building on the northwest corner of Cesar Chavez, to the City for the... Read More »