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New Plans for a 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

New Plans for a 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

The development team behind a proposed 300-foot-tall tower to rise at 330 Townsend Street has shifted gears and architects, abandoning the original plans for an office or mixed-use development in favor of a 31-story building with 374 residential units over 11,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space and an... Read More »

Bonus Height Program for Affordable Developments Approved, But…

Bonus Height Program for Affordable Developments Approved, But…

While 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, remains DOA, a pared-down program which would only apply to 100 percent below... 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 »

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 »

Bonus Height Debate Turned Up to Eleven and 100 Percent

Bonus Height Debate Turned Up to Eleven and 100 Percent

Four months ago we reported that the debate over San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the units on the parcel at below market rates, was... Read More »

Skinny Tower Adds More Height and Two Years to Break Ground

Skinny Tower Adds More Height and Two Years to Break Ground

First approved for development over 25 years ago, Crescent Heights has been touting “Coming Soon” with respect to their plans for a skinny 450-foot-tall residential tower to rise at 524 Howard Street since 2013. But Crescent Heights’ plans and timing for the Transbay District site have changed. And if... Read More »

Even Bigger Plans for City College Site, but Delays as Well

Even Bigger Plans for City College Site, but Delays as Well

While City College of San Francisco has already picked a development team to long-term lease and redevelop their 46,000-square-foot parcel at 33 Gough Street, behind the Flax site to rise up to 85 feet in height, the College is quietly working on near-term plans to vacate and lease its... Read More »

Another Peek at San Francisco’s New Hub and Future Skyline

Another Peek at San Francisco’s New Hub and Future Skyline

Planning delivers another montage of how San Francisco’s Market Street Hub Project could lead to the development of additional height, density and a more sculpted skyline for the emerging area around the intersections of Market and Van Ness and South Van Ness and Mission. As the Hub could appear... Read More »

San Francisco’s Hub Heights 2.0 and Potential 600-Foot Tower

San Francisco’s Hub Heights 2.0 and Potential 600-Foot Tower

San Francisco’s Market Street Hub Project, which could lead to number of significant zoning changes which would allow for the development of more height and bulk in the area around the intersections of Market and Van Ness Avenue and South Van Ness and Mission, is officially underway. In exchange... Read More »

Hearing for Twisty Tower’s Proposed Height Increase Underway

Hearing for Twisty Tower’s Proposed Height Increase Underway

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has officially heard the public testimony for the proposed amendment to the City’s previously approved Transbay District Plan, an amendment which would raise the height limit for Transbay Block 1, a block which is currently only zoned for development up to 300 feet in... Read More »