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From An L.A. Pool House To Mid-Market Art

From An L.A. Pool House To Mid-Market Art

Originally conceived and drawn on a pool house in Los Angeles thirteen years ago, Wall Drawing #1012 by artist Sol Lewitt will be adapted and installed at the corner of 10th and Jessie Streets to fulfill the 1% for Public Art requirement for the new fifteen-story building at 1400... Read More »

Team Preparing To Break Ground For 400-Foot Transbay Tower

Team Preparing To Break Ground For 400-Foot Transbay Tower

Essex Property Trust and TMG Partners are preparing to break ground earlier than expected for the 400-foot tower to rise at the corner of Folsom and First on Transbay Block 9. As we first reported last year, while the winning proposal for the Block 9 development had included 563... Read More »

Giants Agree To 40% Affordable Housing For Mission Rock

Giants Agree To 40% Affordable Housing For Mission Rock

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to increase the share of ‘affordable housing’ to be included within their proposed 28-acre Mission Rock development to an unprecedented 40 percent in exchange for Supervisor Jane Kim withdrawing her proposed ballot measure which would have limited building heights on the waterfront site... Read More »

Affordable Housing Law(s) In California Upheld As Constitutional

The legal challenge of San Jose’s affordable housing law which was passed five years ago but blocked by the building industry in a lawsuit contending that the ordinance was an unconstitutional ‘taking’ of private property has been unanimously rejected California’s Supreme Court. Similar to San Francisco’s Inclusionary Housing ordinance,... Read More »

Group Housing ‘Loopholes’ Could Soon Be Closed

Many of the recently proposed Group Housing developments in San Francisco, with shared kitchens and living areas, have been positioned as creative solutions to maximize density and minimize rents in response to the City’s current housing crisis. But with the addition of “kitchenettes,” which aren’t technically kitchens, a number... Read More »

Church Conversion Could Spark A Few New Flames

Church Conversion Could Spark A Few New Flames

Two years ago, a fire damaged the home which shares the lot with the former Iglesia del Pacto Evangelico church at 856 Capp Street, between 23rd and 24th in the Mission. And in a move which could spark a few new flames, a proposal to convert the church into... Read More »

Modern Mid-Market Development Aiming For 2017 Opening

Modern Mid-Market Development Aiming For 2017 Opening

Trumark Urban’s proposed 12-story building to rise at 1554 Market Street, between Franklin and Van Ness, with 109 condos over three ground-floor retail spaces and an underground garage for 28 cars, is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission at the end of the month (June 25).... Read More »

Ballot Measure Could Yield 30-Month Housing Moratorium

Ballot Measure Could Yield 30-Month Housing Moratorium

While the legislative push for a market-rate housing moratorium failed, the official summary for the proposed ballot measure to impose a Mission District Housing Moratorium has been filed with San Francisco’s Department of Elections. The proposed measure would impose an 18-month moratorium on the issuance of any building permits for... Read More »

New Plans For Parcel Across From Parque Ninos Unidos

New Plans For Parcel Across From Parque Ninos Unidos

The modern concept design for the Mission District parcel at 953 Treat Avenue has been kicked to curb, but Winder Gibson Architects is working on plans for a residential building to rise up to four-stories on the triangular site which borders the old Southern Pacific Railroad Right of Way... Read More »

Stage Is Set For Market-Rate Housing Moratorium Vote

A net total of 627 housing units were built within the borders of San Francisco’s Mission District from 2010 through the end of 2014. Of those 627 units, roughly 10 percent (60) were designated as Below Market Rate (BMR) units which are to remain affordable to households earning up... Read More »

Major Mission District Development Racing To Beat A Moratorium

Major Mission District Development Racing To Beat A Moratorium

While the threat of both legislative and ballot-driven housing moratoriums loom, plans to raze the majority of the Mission District block bounded by Bryant, 18th, Florida and 19th Streets and build nearly 300 units of housing across the site could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in three weeks time. As we... Read More »

Proposed Waterfront Condo Tower Cut To 20-Stories In Height

Proposed Waterfront Condo Tower Cut To 20-Stories In Height

Facing an uphill battle with neighborhood groups and a potential conflict with San Francisco’s Downtown Area Plan which calls for building heights to taper down to the shoreline of the Bay, “to avoid visual disruption along the water while preserving topography and views,” the proposed height of the residential... Read More »

Mission Development Approved, Below Market Rate Units Added

Mission Development Approved, Below Market Rate Units Added

Over the objections of the Plaza 16 Coalition, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has approved the plans for a five-story, 27-unit apartment building to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street in the Mission. The Coalition had demanded that The Toboni Group, the developer of... Read More »

Mission Coalition Aims To Ice South Van Ness Development

Mission Coalition Aims To Ice South Van Ness Development

Scheduled for last month but waylaid when outdated information was posted in the required project notification at the building site, the public hearing for the proposed five-story development to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street, with 27 apartments over three retail spaces and... Read More »

Less Height, More Affordable Housing For Giants’ Project Proposed

Less Height, More Affordable Housing For Giants’ Project Proposed

The San Francisco Giants have reduced the building heights and increased the percentage of affordable housing units for the proposed 28-acre Mission Rock development to rise on the Giants’ current parking Lot A. The revised plan still includes around 1,500 apartments, but 33 percent of the rentals are now... Read More »