Plan to Prohibit Street Parking for a Big Building with a Small Garage

Plan to Prohibit Street Parking for a Big Building with a Small Garage

The idea behind San Francisco’s policy of restricting the number of parking spaces allowed to be included within a new development, a policy which has been in place for years, is that by limiting the number of garage spaces, the residents of said buildings without an off-street parking spot... Read More »

Recommendation for Affordable Housing Requirements Revealed

Recommendation for Affordable Housing Requirements Revealed

With San Francisco Supervisors having drafted two competing proposals for overhauling the percentage and mix of below market rate (BMR or “affordable”) units that developers of market rate projects are required to provide on-site or fund elsewhere in the city, in response to the passage of Proposition C and... Read More »

Major Price Cut for Mission District Development Site

Major Price Cut for Mission District Development Site

As we first reported earlier this year: Approved for a 24-unit development to rise up to six stories in height on the Mission District site, with 20 two-bedrooms and 4 one-bedrooms over a 761 square foot retail space and a garage for six cars, the 3620 Cesar Chavez Street... Read More »

The Draft Plan to Radically Change Parking in This Neighborhood

The Draft Plan to Radically Change Parking in This Neighborhood

With UCSF encroaching, the Warriors Arena having broken ground nearby and a neighborhood building boom underway, plans to radically change the allocation and regulation of Dogpatch’s 2,700 on-street parking spaces have been drafted. While the concept plan hasn’t been published or officially released, and a formal recommendation has yet... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Outer Sunset Gas Station Site

Bigger Plans for Outer Sunset Gas Station Site

As originally proposed a couple years ago, the 76 station on the southwest corner of Lawton and 42nd Avenue in the Outer Sunset was to be razed for a four-story development to rise, with twelve condos, twelve parking spaces and an approach designed to avoid having to include any... Read More »

Designs and Timing for UCSF’s New Psych Center in Dogpatch

Designs and Timing for UCSF’s New Psych Center in Dogpatch

With the latest plans for UCSF’s future Child, Teen and Family Center, and Department of Psychiatry Building, slated to be presented to UC’s Board of Regents next month, a plugged-in tipster delivers the refined renderings and timing for the 148,000-square-foot development to rise on the corner Dogpatch parcel known... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to Its Lowest Mark This Year

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to Its Lowest Mark This Year

Having hit 4.30 percent four weeks ago with the probability of the Fed’s second rate hike already priced-in, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has since dropped to 4.08 percent, shedding 6 basis points over the past two weeks to mark its lowest rate this year. At... Read More »

Complaints Related to Airbnb-ing in S.F. Have Doubled Again

Complaints Related to Airbnb-ing in S.F. Have Doubled Again

Having more than doubled from around 250 in 2015 to over 600 in 2016, the number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rentals in San Francisco is on pace to double again in 2017, with roughly 200 complaints filed in the first quarter of the year, which is... Read More »

Former ‘Farm’ Parcel Rezoned, on the Market as a Development Site

Former ‘Farm’ Parcel Rezoned, on the Market as a Development Site

Having successfully petitioned to re-zone the southwestern spur of the former Mission District “Farm” buildings site from Open Space (OS) to Mixed-Use Residential (MUR), with the potential for building up to 55 feet in height, the three-parcel compound known as 1499 Potrero Avenue (which includes the five buildings at... Read More »

The Story behind This $350K Over Asking Sale in West Oakland

The Story behind This $350K Over Asking Sale in West Oakland

Built as a duplex in the early 1900s, the two-story West Oakland building at 960-962 16th Street was subsequently converted into the House of Prayer Church of God with a parsonage on the second floor. Purchased for $367,000 in April 2014, the then-church was re-converted into a two-unit residential... Read More »