Articles Recently Tagged: Ballot Measures

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Legislation to Allow New In-Law Units throughout San Francisco

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is slated to approve legislation which will allow more in-law units to be added to existing buildings throughout San Francisco. And the bargaining chip ballot measure designed to put pressure on the Board’s passage of the legislation is slated to be withdrawn. Under the... Read More »

Initiative to Block Redevelopment of SF Tennis Club Site Pays Off

Initiative to Block Redevelopment of SF Tennis Club Site Pays Off

The threatened ballot measure to block the redevelopment of the San Francisco Tennis Club site, an initiative we first reported in May, has paid off for club members as the development team of Alexandria Real Estate Equities and TMG Partners has agreed to include a new 12-court club below... Read More »

Initiative to Allow More In-Laws in San Francisco

Speaking of potential housing related ballot measures and legislative bargaining chips, Supervisor Mark Farrell has submitted the paperwork for an initiative to allow more in-law units to be added to buildings throughout San Francisco. Under the proposed Accessory Dwelling Units measure, existing buildings with four dwelling units or less... 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 »

Affordable Housing Proposition C Passes in San Francisco

Proposition C, which will initially double the required percentage of below market rate (BMR) units for newly proposed developments in San Francisco with 25 units or more, has passed with 67 percent of voters supporting the measure. The Proposition will require developers of proposed projects that haven’t yet completed... Read More »

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 »

The SoMa Development a Ballot Initiative Aims to Block

The SoMa Development a Ballot Initiative Aims to Block

As we first reported last week, the paperwork for a ballot measure entitled the “Don’t Demolish Recreation in San Francisco Initiative” has been filed with the City.  And while the initiative doesn’t specifically name the proposed redevelopment of the San Francisco Tennis Club site at 645 5th Street as... Read More »

Ballot Initiative Aims to Block Redevelopment of SF Tennis Club Site

Ballot Initiative Aims to Block Redevelopment of SF Tennis Club Site

Entitled the “Don’t Demolish Recreation in San Francisco Initiative,” the paperwork for a ballot measure which would require special approval for any demolition, change in use, or other removal of a public or privately owned Recreational Facility measuring 10,000 square feet or more in order to redevelop the site... Read More »

Initiative to Challenge Law Which Limits Development

Initiative to Challenge Law Which Limits Development

Approved by San Francisco voters in 1986, Proposition M established an annual cap on the amount of office space that’s allowed to be developed in the city. While the annual allocation of 950,000 square feet can be banked in a down market, the current balance in the account which... 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 »