With a total of sixty-four (64) amendments having been proposed by Supervisor Kim, including incentives for the construction of on-site affordable housing units, requiring developments to secure a building permit within 30 months of being approved rather than being banked, and increasing the potential for additional housing to be built, the public hearing and potentially vote on the passage of the City’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan has been pushed back to September at the earliest.
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is now slated to hear a CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) based appeal of the potential environmental impacts of the Central SoMa plan, and the City’s plan to mitigate said impacts, on September 4.
Assuming the validity of the plan’s impact report is upheld, and San Francisco’s Planning Commission adopts the aforementioned amendments, the Board is could vote on the adoption of the Plan by the end of September. If adopted by the Board, the Plan would then head to the Mayor for a signature. And if signed, the plan would go into effect 30 days later, assuming no legal challenges are filed.