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Single-Family Home Inventory Is Building Up

While the number of homes listed for sale in San Francisco ticked down 7 percent in the absolute over the past week with typical seasonality in play, there are still 40 percent more homes on the market than there were at the same time last year, with 30 percent... Read More »

Visualizing the Burgeoning Hub District Plan(s)

Visualizing the Burgeoning Hub District Plan(s)

As newly rendered by SOM along with the first two Hub District towers that have risen at 1580 Mission and 30 Otis and already yielded nearly 1,000 units of housing, the modified plans for the three towers to rise at 98 Franklin, One Oak and 10 South Van Ness... Read More »

Pace of New Home Sales Ticks Up, Still Down

Pace of New Home Sales Ticks Up, Still Down

Having dropped in September, the seasonally adjusted pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. ticked up 7.5 percent in October to an annualized rate of 632,000 sales, which was only 5.8 percent lower than at the same time last year but nearly 35 percent below the pace... Read More »

San Francisco’s Housing Pipeline Hits a New High

San Francisco’s Housing Pipeline Hits a New High

The total number of units in San Francisco’s housing pipeline, including affordable units that are slated to be rebuilt, hit a record high of over 80,000 in the first quarter of this year, according to our queries of Planning’s databases as mapped and distributed above. In addition to around... Read More »

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 »