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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 »

Big Development Prevails but Battle Isn’t Over

Big Development Prevails but Battle Isn’t Over

Approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last year, the 395-unit development designed to rise up to six stories in height at 16th and Mississippi, and up to four stories along 17th Street, in Lower Potrero Hill, with a total of 25,000 square feet of retail space and parking for... Read More »

Agent Accused of Affordable Housing Fraud

Agent Accused of Affordable Housing Fraud

Back in 2008, a local real estate agent purchased a below market rate (BMR) one-bedroom condo on the eighth floor of the newly built SoMa Grand for $221,698. As part of the purchase agreement for the affordable unit, the agent signed an affidavit affirming that he would occupy unit... Read More »

Potential Fix to Right the Sinking 58-Story Millennium Tower Identified

Potential Fix to Right the Sinking 58-Story Millennium Tower Identified

A potential solution to right the sinking Millennium Tower, which has now settled a total of 17 inches with lean of nearly 14 inches as measured from its roof, has been identified. According to the Chronicle, the conceptual plan includes “drilling 50 to 100 new piles down to bedrock... Read More »

San Francisco Files Suit Against Affordable Housing Scofflaws

San Francisco Files Suit Against Affordable Housing Scofflaws

Catherine Bailey bought a below market rate (BMR) condominium at 888 7th Street for $270,500 back in 2008. And at the time of her purchase, Bailey signed an affidavit acknowledging that she could not rent the unit “in part or whole without written approval from the Mayor’s Office of... Read More »

Transbay Related Lawsuits are Piling Up

Transbay Related Lawsuits are Piling Up

The Board of Directors for the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) is slated to conference with legal counsel on Thursday, behind closed doors. In addition to nine (9) lawsuits related to the sinking Millennium Tower which have already been filed in San Francisco Superior Court, all of which include... Read More »