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Plan to Stabilize the Sinking Millennium Tower Closer to Reality

Plan to Stabilize the Sinking Millennium Tower Closer to Reality

With the initial round of testing having proven successful, the plans to permanently stabilize the sinking Millennium Tower by adding a series of 52 new piles around the tower’s perimeter have been further refined, building permits for the fix have been requested, and a final round of pre-fix testing... Read More »

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back

Speaking of lawsuits, while Planning has approved Build Inc’s plans for its massive India Basin development, a development which could yield up to 1,575 units of housing, 1,800 parking spaces, 209,000 square feet of commercial space and 5.6 acres of open space along San Francisco’s eastern shoreline, the owner... Read More »

Multiple Lawsuits Target San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan

Multiple Lawsuits Target San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan

As expected, a couple of lawsuits challenging San Francisco’s recently approved Central SoMa Plan have just been filed in San Francisco’s Superior Court and more could soon follow. The first two suits, one of which was filed by the Yerba Buena Neighborhood Consortium (Todco) and another by a local... Read More »

City Attorney Intends to Tag Couple for Affordable Housing Fraud

City Attorney Intends to Tag Couple for Affordable Housing Fraud

Back in 1999, Caroline Novak appears to have fraudulently purchased a below market rate (BMR) condo at 300 Beale Street, having failed to disclose that she already co-owned property in San Mateo which would have disqualified her from participating in San Francisco’s BMR program. Having paid $178,500 for the... Read More »

Amended Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted This Month

Amended Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted This Month

With over 100 proposed amendments having been made to the City’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan, including an allocation of up to $160 million to enhance and expand local transit, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors could vote to formally adopt said plan by the end of this month with a... Read More »

City Bracing for Lawsuit over Adoption of Its Central Soma Plan

City Bracing for Lawsuit over Adoption of Its Central Soma Plan

While San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors have upheld Planning’s certification of the City’s framework to mitigate the projected environmental impacts of its ambitious Central SoMa Plan, it has yet to formally adopt said Plan, the vote for which was anticipated to occur last month. If adopted by the Board,... Read More »

Transbay Budget for Sinking Tower Litigation Nears $16 Million Mark

Transbay Budget for Sinking Tower Litigation Nears $16 Million Mark

On the heels of the grand opening celebration for San Francisco’s new Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center two weeks ago, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) is about to seek board approval to increase their legal budget related to the litigation of who’s responsible for causing the adjacent Millennium Tower’s excess... Read More »

San Francisco Sues Developer with History of Under-Permitted Work

San Francisco Sues Developer with History of Under-Permitted Work

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has just filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court against Ashok Gujral, a local real estate developer and investor accused of routinely engaging in under-permitted construction on residential properties throughout San Francisco. According to the complaint, Gujral would seek permits for simple and uncomplicated projects... Read More »

Budget for Litigating Sinking Tower Lawsuits Increased

As we first reported last week, plans to permanently right the sinking Millennium Tower are about to be tested and should be completed by the end of July. At the same time, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) has just increased their legal budget related to the litigation of... Read More »

Plan to Fix Sinking SF Tower About to Be Tested

Plan to Fix Sinking SF Tower About to Be Tested

Plans to permanently right the sinking Millennium Tower by retrofitting the building’s foundation with a series of new compression micropiles which would be drilled down to the bedrock below are about to be tested. As proposed, three test micropiles will be drilled and filled down to a depth of... Read More »