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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 »

Industry Group Appeals Tenant Protection Ordinance Ruling

Industry Group Appeals Tenant Protection Ordinance Ruling

Having been denied by a San Francisco Superior Court Judge last week, the San Francisco Apartment Association, San Francisco Association of Realtors, Coalition for Better Housing, and Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute have just filed an appeal of the judge’s ruling that upheld San Francisco’s COVID-19 Tenant... Read More »

Legislation to Restrict Demolition of Unaffordable Homes in SF

Intended as a means by which to preserve “relatively affordable, existing housing” in San Francisco, Section 317 of San Francisco’s Planning Code was adopted back in 2008 and requires the specific approval of a Conditional Use (CU) authorization for the demolition or merger of any existing housing which is... Read More »

Amended Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted This Month

Amended Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted This Month

With over 100 proposed amendments having been made to the City’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan, including an allocation of up to $160 million to enhance and expand local transit, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors could vote to formally adopt said plan by the end of this month with a... Read More »