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Governor Signs Bill to Expedite Oakland A’s Ballpark Development

Governor Signs Bill to Expedite Oakland A’s Ballpark Development

While the Oakland A’s have yet to ink a deal for building a new Major League Baseball stadium at Howard Terminal, a 50-acre waterfront site to the west of Jack London Square, Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Oakland Sports and Mixed-Use Project Bill (a.k.a. AB 734) which could... Read More »

SF’s Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted Next Month

SF’s Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted Next Month

With San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors having upheld the certification of the City’s plan to mitigate the projected environmental impacts of its ambitious Central SoMa Plan, rejecting a handful of appeals in a majority vote, the Board is now on track to adopt the plan next month. If adopted... Read More »

Potential Adoption of Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Pushed Back

Potential Adoption of Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Pushed Back

With San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors having just voted to continue their hearing of a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) based appeal of the City’s plan to mitigate the projected environmental impacts of its ambitious Central SoMa Plan to September 25, the Planning Commission hearing at which Supervisor Kim’s proposed... Read More »

City Aims for Adoption of Ambitious Central Soma Plan in September

City Aims for Adoption of Ambitious Central Soma Plan in September

With a total of sixty-four (64) amendments having been proposed by Supervisor Kim, including incentives for the construction of on-site affordable housing units, requiring developments to secure a building permit within 30 months of being approved rather than being banked, and increasing the potential for additional housing to be... Read More »

Supervisors Aim to Cement Support for Expansion of Rent Control

If adopted by voters in November, California Proposition 10 would overturn the state’s Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act which prevents rent control from applying to single-family homes, condos or any multifamily building which received a certificate of occupancy after January of 1995 (or earlier if a city had already adopted... Read More »

Rezoning Could Quadruple Density of 19th Avenue Development

Rezoning Could Quadruple Density of 19th Avenue Development

The previously proposed plans to level the Sunset District flower stand and two undeveloped lots on the southwest corner of Quintara and 19th Avenue and construct a four-story building across the five parcel site, with a total of 42 apartments over a 56-car garage, have officially been abandoned. While... Read More »

Supervisors Slated to Hear City’s Ambitious Central Soma Plan

Supervisors Slated to Hear City’s Ambitious Central Soma Plan

Unanimously supported by San Francisco’s Planning Commission back in May, San Francisco’s full Board of Supervisors is now slated to hear and potentially vote on the passage of the City’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan on July 17. Keep in mind that one of the items upon which the Board will... Read More »

An Audit of SF’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Program to Date

An Audit of SF’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Program to Date

Discretely enacted in 2014, rolled out across the entire city in 2016, and expanded to increase flexibility for the inclusion of single-family homes in 2017, San Francisco’s Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) program has so far resulted in 691 applications for building permits to legally add 1,244 ADUs to existing... Read More »

State Senate Committee Kills Controversial Housing Bill SB 827

With only four (4) of the thirteen (13) members of the State Senate’s Transportation and Housing Committee voting in favor of advancing Senator Scott Wiener’s “transit-rich housing bonus” bill, the controversial SB 827 is DOA this legislative year but is expected to be rewritten and reappear in 2019. The... Read More »

Plans to Limit Restaurants and Bars as Neighborhood Retail Falters

Plans to Limit Restaurants and Bars as Neighborhood Retail Falters

With the rise of online retail sales and services impacting the viability of brick and mortar retail in San Francisco, landlords are seeing an increase in demand for street-level spaces to be occupied by new restaurants which may or may not use a commercial glass door fridge and bars... Read More »