According to the attorneys for Kilroy Realty, the development team fully understands “the pressing need and political importance for transportation and infrastructure improvements” in Mission Bay, and their appeal of the $6.4 million Transit Impact Development Fee (TIDF) which the City has imposed on Kilroy’s 680,000-square-foot ‘Exchange on Sixteenth’ project “is not about not paying or contributing to them” (emphasis theirs).
That being said, Kilroy is asking San Francisco’s Board of Appeal to find that the aforementioned $6.4 million Transit Impact fee was “erroneously calculated and imposed,” and that “no TIDF is due” (again, emphasis theirs).
From the City’s response to the appeal which will be heard by the Board this week:
“Taking pieces of documents out of context, Appellant incorrectly interprets the [Mission Bay South] Plan Documents as prohibiting [the City] from charging, over the 30 year life of the Plan, a fee on new development to help pay for public transit services. To encourage development in the early years of the Plan’s implementation, the Plan limited the imposition of fees and exactions. Since 2011, however, the Plan has authorized OCII to impose new or increased development fees in Mission Bay South and DBI has collected the TIDF. Appellant should have been aware of the applicability of the TIDF when it bought the property in May 2014.”
Kilroy’s 3.1-acre development, which will include enough space for around 3,500 Millennial employees and parking for 680 cars, will rise up to 12 stories in height upon Mission Bay Block 40 (a.k.a. 1800 Owens), just south of 16th Street and east of Interstate 280, two blocks from the Golden State Warriors’ proposed Mission Bay Arena.