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Contentious Bonus Height Program Rebranded

Contentious Bonus Height Program Rebranded

While legislation to streamline the approval process for developers of below-market-rate housing in San Francisco to build up to three stories higher than zoned was adopted last year, the biggest component of San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would have allowed market-rate developers to build up to... 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 »

Development Chicken in Lower Nob Hill

Development Chicken in Lower Nob Hill

As we first reported when the plans for a five-story building to rise up to 50 feet in height on the little Lower Nob Hill/Tendernob parking lot parcel at 736 Hyde Street – which is zoned for development up to 80 feet – were presented to Planning late last... 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 »

200-Foot-Tall Mission Street Development Closer to Reality

200-Foot-Tall Mission Street Development Closer to Reality

While originally only zoned for development up to 120 feet in height, an amendment to allow a 21-story building to rise up to 200 feet on the SoMa parcel at 1270 Mission Street, which is currently occupied by the 1,200 square foot SF Pizza Café and surface parking lot... Read More »

The 300-Foot Tower Next Door

The 300-Foot Tower Next Door

As you might have noticed, there’s big mass lurking in the background of the plans for an 18-story tower with 205 below market rate apartments to rise at 921 Howard Street. And in fact, that other mass is a placeholder for a 30-story tower with over 200 residential units... 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 »

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 »

Housing for Homeless Vets and Low-Income Families Closer to Reality

Housing for Homeless Vets and Low-Income Families Closer to Reality

The designs for a five-story building with 119 below-market-rate apartments for otherwise homeless veterans and low-income families to rise at 1150 Third Street, on the eastern half of Mission Bay Block 3 which fronts Third Street, between Mission Rock and Long Bridge, have been drawn. As designed by Leddy... Read More »

Ground Broken for 120 Affordable Transbay District Rentals

Ground Broken for 120 Affordable Transbay District Rentals

The ground has formally been broken for 120 affordable apartments to rise on Transbay Block 7 (a.k.a. 255 Fremont), behind the new 32-story tower dubbed Solaire on Transbay Block 6 (a.k.a. 299 Fremont), between Fremont and Beale. Originally slated for an 85-unit building, the structural design for 255 Fremont... Read More »