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Moratorium on Pandemic Related Evictions Extended Again

Moratorium on Pandemic Related Evictions Extended Again

As we outlined in June: The temporary moratorium on the eviction of tenants in San Francisco for the non-payment of rent from April through July, if formally documented as being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has effectively been made permanent by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. While the ordinance... Read More »

Industry Group Appeals Tenant Protection Ordinance Ruling

Industry Group Appeals Tenant Protection Ordinance Ruling

Having been denied by a San Francisco Superior Court Judge last week, the San Francisco Apartment Association, San Francisco Association of Realtors, Coalition for Better Housing, and Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute have just filed an appeal of the judge’s ruling that upheld San Francisco’s COVID-19 Tenant... Read More »

Legislation to Restrict Demolition of Unaffordable Homes in SF

Intended as a means by which to preserve “relatively affordable, existing housing” in San Francisco, Section 317 of San Francisco’s Planning Code was adopted back in 2008 and requires the specific approval of a Conditional Use (CU) authorization for the demolition or merger of any existing housing which is... 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 »

Waylaid NoPa Development Slated for Approval, Again

Waylaid NoPa Development Slated for Approval, Again

While waylaid by efforts to increase the percentage of below market rate (BMR) units the proposed six-story building to rise on the old Alouis Radiator shop turned Seismic Retrofitters parcel at 650 Divisadero Street would be required to provide, the project could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission... 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 »

San Francisco Officially Endorses Expansion of Rent Control

As we first reported earlier this year: If adopted by voters in November, California Proposition 10 would overturn the state’s Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act which prevents rent control from applying to single-family homes, condos or any multifamily building which received a certificate of occupancy after January of 1995 (or... Read More »

Governor Signs Bill to Expedite Oakland A’s Ballpark Development

Governor Signs Bill to Expedite Oakland A’s Ballpark Development

While the Oakland A’s have yet to ink a deal for building a new Major League Baseball stadium at Howard Terminal, a 50-acre waterfront site to the west of Jack London Square, Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Oakland Sports and Mixed-Use Project Bill (a.k.a. AB 734) which could... Read More »

SF’s Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted Next Month

SF’s Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted Next Month

With San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors having upheld the certification of the City’s plan to mitigate the projected environmental impacts of its ambitious Central SoMa Plan, rejecting a handful of appeals in a majority vote, the Board is now on track to adopt the plan next month. If adopted... Read More »

Potential Adoption of Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Pushed Back

Potential Adoption of Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Pushed Back

With San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors having just voted to continue their hearing of a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) based appeal of the City’s plan to mitigate the projected environmental impacts of its ambitious Central SoMa Plan to September 25, the Planning Commission hearing at which Supervisor Kim’s proposed... Read More »