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 amendments to the plan, which include incentives for the construction of on-site affordable housing units, requiring proposed developments to secure building permits within 30 months of project’s being approved and increasing the potential for additional housing to be built) won’t be held until September 27, at the earliest.
As such, assuming the validity of the plan’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is upheld and Planning adopts the aforementioned amendments, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors won’t be able vote on the actual adoption of the plan until early October.
If adopted by the Board, the plan would then head to the Mayor for a signature. And if signed, the City’s Central SoMa Plan would go into effect 30 days later, assuming no legal challenges are filed. We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.