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Approved Tower Pushed Back, Parking Lot Extension Sought

Approved Tower Pushed Back, Parking Lot Extension Sought

As we outlined back in September of 2020: Having been approved back in 2016 but yet to break ground, the entitlements for a skinny 495-foot-tall tower to rise at 524 Howard Street, a development which could yield up to 334 condos, or 72 condos over a 273-room hotel, “depending... Read More »

Purchase Activity for New Homes in the U.S. Continues to Drop

Purchase Activity for New Homes in the U.S. Continues to Drop

Despite the fact that the number of new homes on the market across the U.S. is over 30 percent higher than at the same time last year, with the most new homes on the market since the second quarter of 2008, mortgage loan application volume to purchase one of... Read More »

Construction of Prominent Hub District Tower Has Commenced

Construction of Prominent Hub District Tower Has Commenced

With the prominent Hub District site having been completely cleared, which is a departure from what was originally planned, construction on the 47-story tower to rise up to 540 feet in height at 30 Van Ness is officially underway. As we outlined last year, while originally envisioned to yield... Read More »

Mass Timber Addition Proposed for Project on the Rise

Mass Timber Addition Proposed for Project on the Rise

As we revealed last year: Plans to merge the two Central SoMa parcels at 952-960 Howard Street, demolish everything but the façade of the 100-year-old, single-story industrial building at 960 Howard, and develop a new three-story building on the site, with 18,500 square feet of office space, 5,200 square... Read More »

S.F.’s Housing Pipeline Back to Within 2 Percent of Peak, But…

S.F.’s Housing Pipeline Back to Within 2 Percent of Peak, But…

The number of units in San Francisco’s housing pipeline increased by nearly 3,000 in the fourth quarter of 2021 to 72,500, which effectively equals the pipeline count in the fourth quarter of 2020 and is within 1,300 units of the record 73,800 units which were in the works in... Read More »

Amended Plans for More Parking and a Gated Mid-Block Mews

Amended Plans for More Parking and a Gated Mid-Block Mews

With construction on the five-story development on the northeast corner of Howard and Ninth nearing completion and pre-sales of the building’s 129 condos underway, the project team is seeking a modification of the entitlements for the project which were approved back in 2017. If approved, the number of off-street... Read More »

Permits for Major NoPa Development Close to Being Secured

Permits for Major NoPa Development Close to Being Secured

A permit to raze the fenced off Divisadero Touchless Carwash building, the interior of which is in the process of being stripped, and the shuttered Shell station on the northeast corner of Divisadero and Oak has been requested and is close to being approved. At the same time, a... Read More »

Number of Homes on the Market in S.F. Starts Ticking Back Up

Despite some industry misanalysis making the rounds at the end of last year, the number of homes on the market in San Francisco has started ticking back up with typical seasonality in play. In fact, the net number of homes on the market in San Francisco (510) ticked up... Read More »

A Projected Surplus in San Francisco Housing Production

A Projected Surplus in San Francisco Housing Production

San Francisco’s Planning Department has completed its first annual “Jobs-Housing Fit” report, a newly required analysis of “the fit between the housing needed by workers of new jobs located in San Francisco and housing produced in San Francisco,” segmented by affordability. And in fact, based on the pipeline of... Read More »

New 520-Foot-Tall Tower About to Rise

New 520-Foot-Tall Tower About to Rise

While the ground for Build Inc’s 420-foot-tall tower across the street has yet to be broken, despite being approved/entitled back in 2017, the development of Lendlease’s 520-foot-tall tower to rise at 30 Van Ness, on the Northeast corner of Van Ness and Market, is underway. Originally envisioned to yield... Read More »