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Planning Votes to Close Group Housing “Loophole”

As we outlined last week: Created to allow for the development of communal living arrangements, with “communal facilities shared by all project residents,” including communal kitchens and living areas to specifically encourage “shared social interactions and shared stewardship,” San Francisco’s formal definition of “Group Housing” was informally broadened by... Read More »

Definition of Group Housing Could be Amended Next Week

Created to allow for the development of communal living arrangements, with “communal facilities shared by all project residents,” including communal kitchens and living areas to specifically encourage “shared social interactions and shared stewardship,” San Francisco’s formal definition of “Group Housing” was informally broadened by way of a Zoning Administrator’s... Read More »

San Francisco Law Prohibiting Egregious Rent Increases Upheld

San Francisco Law Prohibiting Egregious Rent Increases Upheld

Section 37.10B of San Francisco’s Rent Ordinance, which defines Tenant Harassment, was amended in January of 2019 to prohibit landlords from attempting to circumvent eviction controls for non-rent controlled units in the city by way of a punitive or egregious increase in rent that is “imposed with an intent... Read More »

Emergency Declaration for the Tenderloin Approved

Emergency Declaration for the Tenderloin Approved

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors have concurred with the Mayor’s Declaration of a Local Emergency in the Tenderloin, an area defined by the San Francisco Police Department’s Tenderloin District boundaries, as mapped above, and within one block of its perimeter. As such, City officers and employees will be required... Read More »

Measure to Streamline Housing Project Approvals Proposed

As sponsored by Mayor Breed and Supervisor Safaí, a proposed ballot measure would exempt qualifying housing projects from Planning’s discretionary review (DR) process, establish a (fast) track for the ministerial approval of code-conforming projects, and require projects to be permitted within six months of being proposed. Projects with at... Read More »

Contentious Corona Heights Infill on the Boards and Calendar

Contentious Corona Heights Infill on the Boards and Calendar

Acquired along with the early 1900’s home at 245 Upper Terrace for $1.25 million in 2002, plans to demolish the detached, 351-square-foot garage, which sits on a separate parcel tagged 247 Upper Terrace, have been drawn. And as envisioned, a modern 4,081-square-foot, five-level structure could rise on the down... Read More »

Supervisors Overturn Approval of Group Housing “Switcheroo”

Supervisors Overturn Approval of Group Housing “Switcheroo”

As we first reported last year, a proposed revision to the previously approved plans for a new 13-story, mixed-use building to rise on the site of the columned Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist at 450 O’Farrell Street was in the works, a revision which would have yielded around 300... Read More »

Corner Church on the Market, Primed for Redevelopment

Corner Church on the Market, Primed for Redevelopment

Built in 1948, the 10,732-square-foot Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and Gracie Infant Care Center on the southwest corner of Ulloa Street and 33rd Avenue is now on the market with a $4.3 million price tag. And yes, the church is slated to be “delivered vacant.” While the 10,746-square-foot parcel... Read More »

Permitting Scofflaws Take Note

As proposed by Supervisor Ronen, individuals, agents and entities that have a history of circumventing and abusing the City’s permitting process – such as working without a permit; misrepresenting the existing conditions of a property in order to facilitate the approval of a permit; or working beyond the scope... Read More »

Moratorium on Pandemic Related Evictions Extended Again

Moratorium on Pandemic Related Evictions Extended Again

As we outlined in June: The temporary moratorium on the eviction of tenants in San Francisco for the non-payment of rent from April through July, if formally documented as being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has effectively been made permanent by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. While the ordinance... Read More »