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RFP for Affordable Condos to Rise in Mission Bay

RFP for Affordable Condos to Rise in Mission Bay

As we noted last month, when San Francisco’s 300-acre Mission Bay neighborhood is “fully developed” it is slated to encompass 6,500 units of housing; 4.4 million square feet of clinical, office and other commercial space; 419,000 square feet of retail; and over 40 acres of landscaped open space, totals... Read More »

Impact of Sea Level Rise on San Francisco Assessed

Impact of Sea Level Rise on San Francisco Assessed

Having already identified the areas of San Francisco that are most vulnerable to a rising sea, San Francisco’s Sea Level Rise Coordinating Committee (SLRCC), which is tasked with developing an interagency understanding of the impact of sea level rise on the city and developing a plan to mitigate its... Read More »

City Seeking Affordable Housing Developer for Fenced SoMa Site

City Seeking Affordable Housing Developer for Fenced SoMa Site

Conveyed to the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development back in 2014, in lieu of providing below market rate (BMR) units within the new One Henry Adams and 801/855 Brannan Street buildings which were completed last year, the City is now seeking a qualified team to secure financing... Read More »

Planning for Contentious Central SoMa Development Proceeds

Planning for Contentious Central SoMa Development Proceeds

In the works since 2012 and dependent upon the survival of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan, at least with respect to its new height limits, the application to proceed with the mass redevelopment of 12 contiguous parcels stretching from 400 Second to 665 Harrison Street has formally been submitted... Read More »

Wiener’s Big Housing Bill (SB 50) Shelved Anew

Wiener’s Big Housing Bill (SB 50) Shelved Anew

Following in the footsteps of Senator Scott Wiener’s original “transit-rich housing bonus” Bill 827 which was killed last year, Wiener’s follow-up bill, Senate Bill 50 (SB 50), which would allow for taller residential buildings to rise near transit and job-rich areas across California, has effectively been shelved by the... Read More »

Plans for Building up in Hayes Valley Don’t Raise Any Red Flags

Plans for Building up in Hayes Valley Don’t Raise Any Red Flags

As we first reported earlier this year: The little four-unit building at 630 Octavia Street and its adjacent parcel, which is currently used as a parking lot, recently traded hands for what would appear to be a total contract price of $4.6 million. A few years ago, plans to... Read More »

Oakland A’s Secure Exclusive Right to Negotiate for Stadium Site

Oakland A’s Secure Exclusive Right to Negotiate for Stadium Site

The Port of Oakland has granted the Oakland A’s an exclusive, but non-binding, agreement to negotiate the terms of a long-term lease for the 50-acre Howard Terminal site upon which the A’s have drafted, and re-drafted, plans for a new stadium, residential and commercial development to rise. Under the... Read More »

Plans to Make Civic Center the Safest Place in San Francisco

Plans to Make Civic Center the Safest Place in San Francisco

Having drafted three initial frameworks to help gather public input and guide the redevelopment of San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, Fulton Mall and United Nations Plaza, the design team has now created a comprehensive Civic Center Public Realm Plan which will be presented to the City’s Planning Commission next... Read More »

Semi-Massive Redevelopment of CPMC Campus Closer to Reality

Semi-Massive Redevelopment of CPMC Campus Closer to Reality

As we first revealed last year: With an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the formally proposed semi-massive redevelopment of CPMC’s nearly 5-acre California Hospital Campus at 3700 California Street about to be drafted, the project team has refined their plans and projected timing for the project. The refined plans... Read More »

Affordable Units about to Rise on Previously Prohibited Site

Affordable Units about to Rise on Previously Prohibited Site

Having successfully rezoned the north side of 16th Street, between Folsom and Shotwell, to both allow housing to be built on the previously zoned Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR) site (a designation which explicitly prohibits housing) and raise its height limit from 58 to 90 feet, the ceremonial ground... Read More »