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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 »

Recommendation to Prioritize Development in Central SoMa

Recommendation to Prioritize Development in Central SoMa

Approved by voters in 1986, Proposition M limits the amount of new office space that can be built in San Francisco and provides San Francisco’s Planning Commission with the sole authority to allocate the pool of entitlements. As of the end of March, the pool of allocable space for... Read More »

Population Growth of San Francisco Really Slows Its Roll

Having grown at an average rate of over one percent per year over the past decade, peaking at 1.7 percent in 2012, the estimated population of San Francisco proper inched up 0.3 percent in 2018, from a downwardly revised 880,980 at the start of last year to 883,869 as... Read More »

Mission Bay Is Nearly Built Out, Mission Rock in the Wings

Mission Bay Is Nearly Built Out, Mission Rock in the Wings

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. Of those 6,500 units of housing,... Read More »

Twisty 400-Foot-Tall Tower has Topped Out

Twisty 400-Foot-Tall Tower has Topped Out

Having broken ground on the northwest corner of Spear and Folsom back in 2017, construction on the twisty 400-foot-tall tower dubbed MIRA (a.k.a. 280 Spear Street) has officially “topped out.” And with the installation of the tower’s distinctive façade rapidly progressing, as captured above and below by Jason O’Rear... Read More »

Pace of Newly Proposed Development on the Rise in San Francisco

Pace of Newly Proposed Development on the Rise in San Francisco

Having totaled a seven-year low last year, the number of newly proposed plans for major developments in San Francisco totaled 17 in the first quarter of this year, that’s up from 10 in the first quarter of 2018 and slightly above average for first quarter activity as measured since... Read More »

The Latest Inventory of San Francisco’s Housing Stock and Development

The Latest Inventory of San Francisco’s Housing Stock and Development

Including finished new construction projects and conversions, 2,579 net-new units of housing were added to San Francisco’s stock of housing in 2018, down 42 percent from 4,441 in 2017 and 3.6 percent below the 10-year average of 2,676 net new units but 12 above the 20-year average of closer... Read More »

Ground for 157 Affordable Apartments Will Be Broken Next Week

Ground for 157 Affordable Apartments Will Be Broken Next Week

With financing having been secured and San Francisco’s first Navigation Center, which had temporarily occupied the former Phoenix Continuation High School site, having been shuttered/moved, the ground for 157 below market rate (BMR) rental units to rise at 1950 Mission Street will officially be broken this coming Monday, March... Read More »

Plans for 20 New Condo Buildings Overlooking Candlestick Point

Plans for 20 New Condo Buildings Overlooking Candlestick Point

Plans for 20 new residential buildings to rise on a vacant 7-acre slice of land fronting Jamestown Avenue, a former Candlestick Park parking lot which overlooks the massive Candlestick Point redevelopment which is now underway below, have been drafted by Hunt Hale Jones Architects for Strada Investment Group. As... Read More »

Plans for Three Towers to Rise on Shopping Center Site

Plans for Three Towers to Rise on Shopping Center Site

With the master plan for redeveloping Parkmerced having been drawn, approved and underway, new plans to raze the adjacent Parkmerced Shopping Center at 33-85 Cambon Drive, which backs up to 19th Avenue, have now been drafted as well. And as roughly rendered by Costa Brown Architecture, above and below,... Read More »