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Contentious Bonus Height Program Rebranded

Contentious Bonus Height Program Rebranded

While legislation to streamline the approval process for developers of below-market-rate housing in San Francisco to build up to three stories higher than zoned was adopted last year, the biggest component of San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would have allowed market-rate developers to build up to... Read More »

How This Oakland Tower Could Rise up to 399 Feet

How This Oakland Tower Could Rise up to 399 Feet

While the Downtown Oakland block bounded by Franklin, Webster, 13th and 14th Streets is currently zoned for building up to 275 feet in height, plans for 399-foot tower to rise on the western quarter of the block – with a seven-story base building across the rest of the site... Read More »

Hearing for Bigger Mission District BMR Development Set

Hearing for Bigger Mission District BMR Development Set

In order to avoid having to include any below market rate units of housing onsite, the project team behind “Vida” at 2558 Mission Street deeded the industrial building site at 1296 Shotwell Street, behind the two-story building on the northwest corner of Cesar Chavez, to the City for the... Read More »

Plans for First Major Excelsior District Development in Nearly 25 Years

Plans for First Major Excelsior District Development in Nearly 25 Years

Plans to raze the long-standing Valente Marini Perata & Co. funeral home at 4840 Mission Street have been drawn. And as proposed, a 134-unit development will rise up to six stories in height across the 1.45-acre site, “the first major development in the Excelsior District in nearly 25 years.”... Read More »

Formal Application for Van Ness Development Filed

Formal Application for Van Ness Development Filed

The formal application for authorization to move forward with developing a seven-story building – with 41 luxury condos over ground floor retail and a basement garage for 31 cars – upon the shuttered Chevron service station site at the corner of Van Ness and Union has been filed with... Read More »

Bonus Height Program for Affordable Developments Approved, But…

Bonus Height Program for Affordable Developments Approved, But…

While San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the development at below market rates, remains DOA, a pared-down program which would only apply to 100 percent below... Read More »

Bonus Height Fight Headed to the Ballot Box

Bonus Height Fight Headed to the Ballot Box

With San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the development at below market rates, appearing to be DOA, and a pared-down program which would only apply to... Read More »

Bonus Height Debate Turned Up to Eleven and 100 Percent

Bonus Height Debate Turned Up to Eleven and 100 Percent

Four months ago we reported that the debate over San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the units on the parcel at below market rates, was... Read More »

SF Preparing for Potential Litigation Re: CA’s Density Bonus Law

A closed-door conference between San Francisco’s Planning Commission and Legal Counsel is underway. And while the agenda for the specially scheduled hearing doesn’t offer a hint as to the topic of the meeting, other than to “discuss with legal counsel potential litigation with the City as defendant, where there... Read More »

Affordable Mission District Development Remains on the Boards

Affordable Mission District Development Remains on the Boards

Rather than include any affordable housing onsite, the development team behind “Vida” at 2558 Mission Street deeded the industrial building at 1296 Shotwell Street to the City in 2012. And while Vida opened in late 2014, the plans for 1296 Shotwell remain on the boards. As proposed, the one-story... Read More »