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Affordable Housing Goals Replace Balance On November Ballot

Supervisor Jane Kim’s watered-down ballot measure “to affirm the City’s commitment” to a set of Affordable Housing Goals, a non-binding Declaration of Policy, has been approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and submitted to San Francisco’s Department of Elections. The five Housing Goals which the policy would affirm,... Read More »

Bigger Plans For Bryant And Brannan Than Many Might Realize

Bigger Plans For Bryant And Brannan Than Many Might Realize

If you’re already concerned about the proposed eleven-story building to rise at 585 Bryant Street, we have some bad news to share, news which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise. Not only will San Francisco’s Central Corridor Plan likely raise the height limits for development along the entire... Read More »

A 1980’s Era Law Could Limit San Francisco’s Tech Boom (Or Bust)

With office rents in San Francisco up 81 percent since 2010 and approaching an average of $60 per square foot, a mark only once before observed in San Francisco – during the “tech boom” of 2000, San Francisco’s Planning Department is holding proposals for over 9 million square feet... Read More »

City Plans To Pay $253M For New Mid-Market Office Development

City Plans To Pay $253M For New Mid-Market Office Development

As we first revealed last week, Related California’s proposed development of 565 apartments and 460,000 square feet of office space along Mission, between 11th and South Van Ness, will likely be financed by way of $375 million of city issued mortgage revenue bonds. And as a number of plugged-in... Read More »

S.F. Railyard And I-280 Redevelopment Study Moves Ahead

S.F. Railyard And I-280 Redevelopment Study Moves Ahead

The second phase of the Planning Department’s study to explore the potential for redeveloping San Francisco’s 20-acre Caltrain Depot at 4th and King Streets, connecting rail to the Transbay Center (and possibly the East Bay), and re-configuring the terminus of I-280 in the city been funded. The first phase of... Read More »

San Francisco Will Miss Its Affordable Housing Allocation By A Mile

San Francisco Will Miss Its Affordable Housing Allocation By A Mile

As was long ago determined by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the regional Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), in order to meet the growing demand for housing in San Francisco, the City was given a goal of building 31,193 housing units between 2007... Read More »

The State Of San Francisco’s Downtown

The State Of San Francisco’s Downtown

Having emerged from “growing public awareness during the 1970’s that development threatened the essential character of downtown San Francisco,” San Francisco’s adopted Downtown Plan states that, “without sufficient and appropriate housing to serve new commercial development, local housing costs would increase, thereby compromising the vitality of downtown.” The Plan’s... Read More »

Big Plans For Dedicated Bikeway Along The Embarcadero

Big Plans For Dedicated Bikeway Along The Embarcadero

The Embarcadero is now the fourth most traveled cycling corridor in San Francisco.  And with the corridor’s rise in popularity has come a rapid increase in conflicts between pedestrians, bikes and cars.  Added to this are “concerns for a lack of cyclist compliance with road rules, which further compromise public... Read More »

Legislation To Block Pinterest’s Move And Design Center Conversion

Legislation To Block Pinterest’s Move And Design Center Conversion

Supervisor Cohen has formally introduced legislation which could effectively block the conversion of the San Francisco Design Center at 2 Henry Adams Street from showrooms into tech space for at least 18 months. The Design Center is currently zoned for Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR), a zoning which disallows... Read More »

Preview Of Proposed 12-Story Shattuck Avenue Project

Preview Of Proposed 12-Story Shattuck Avenue Project

A preview of the plans for a 12-story residential building to rise on the southeast corner of Shattuck Avenue and Berkeley Way will be presented to Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board tomorrow. Adjacent to the 205-unit Acheson Commons project, the largest mix-used project ever to be approved for development in... Read More »