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Key Changes to the Bay Area’s Extended ‘Stay-at-Home’ Orders

The existing ‘stay-at-home’ orders for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, which were slated to expire at 11:59 pm on May 3, have just officially been extended “through the end of May.” The newly extended orders, however, will allow all previously shuttered construction projects... Read More »

San Francisco’s Housing Pipeline Hits a Record High

San Francisco’s Housing Pipeline Hits a Record High

With the number of newly proposed units of housing to be built in San Francisco having ticked up in the fourth quarter of last year, the number of apartments and condos under development in San Francisco (i.e., the city’s housing pipeline) ended 2019 at a new record high and... Read More »

Plan to Transform Burgeoning Area Slated for Key Approval(s)

Plan to Transform Burgeoning Area Slated for Key Approval(s)

As we outlined earlier this year: The proposed framework for rezoning San Francisco’s 84-acre Hub District, a burgeoning area which is effectively centered around the intersection of Van Ness and Market, within the City’s Market and Octavia Plan Area, has been further refined and is being positioned for adoption... 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 »

Big Plans for an SRO Development on This Single-Family Site

Big Plans for an SRO Development on This Single-Family Site

Purchased for $1.9 million in November of last year, plans to raze the little 1,200-square-foot home at 3832 18th Street, a “1900’s home with period detail on amazing block in Eureka Valley,” are in the works. And as envisioned by M-J SF Investments, which is effectively an arm... Read More »

Take Two (With an ADU) for a Suspended Noe Project

Take Two (With an ADU) for a Suspended Noe Project

Purchased for $1.485 million in April of 2015, plans to “reconfigure,” remodel and expand the vacant two-unit building at 1369-1371 Sanchez Street were submitted to Planning and approved. Based upon the set of plans which was submitted to Planning, a building permit for the project was issued in September... Read More »

Waylaid Infill Development Re-Slated for Judgment this Week

Waylaid Infill Development Re-Slated for Judgment this Week

Slated to be heard last month but then waylaid (anew) by the City’s Stay-at-Home order, San Francisco’s Planning Commission is now expected to virtually render its judgment on the refined plans for a decidedly modern infill development of four single-family dwellings on the undeveloped, mid-block “flag lot” at 1846... Read More »

Balboa Reservoir Redevelopment Positioned for Approval, But…

Balboa Reservoir Redevelopment Positioned for Approval, But…

With the detailed Design Standards and Guidelines (DSG) document for the proposed redevelopment of San Francisco’s Balboa Reservoir having been drafted, the project team is now positioning to secure approvals from the City’s Planning Commission, Public Utilities Commission and SFMTA Board, after which San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors could... Read More »

San Francisco’s Planning Commission About to Reconvene

While the Planning Department’s offices are currently closed to the public, the Department remains open for business and processing applications with its staff (mostly) working from home. And next week, San Francisco’s Planning Commission will reconvene as well, with a full agenda and the commissioners participating via video conferencing... Read More »

Muted Plans for Proposed Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel

Muted Plans for Proposed Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel

Having faced some pushback from the City’s Planning Department with respect to their proposed approach, as originally rendered above, the plans for a five-level hotel to rise up to 40 feet in height upon on the Northwest corner of North Point and Taylor, upon which the two-story Fisherman’s Wharf... Read More »