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San Francisco’s Other One Percent: Recipients of Affordable Housing

San Francisco’s Other One Percent: Recipients of Affordable Housing

With an initiative designed to double the number of “affordable” units of housing that developers must provide or fund when building market-rate units in San Francisco headed for the June ballot, an overview of the applicant pool and outcomes for the 69 affordable units built at 280 Beale Street,... Read More »

Tenderloin Take Two: From Affordable to Market Rate

Tenderloin Take Two: From Affordable to Market Rate

Originally approved for the development of affordable senior housing over a decade ago, neither financing nor the building permits for a five-story building to rise on Tenderloin parking lot parcel at 430 Eddy Street were secured and the entitlements were cancelled and lost. Two years ago the now un-entitled... Read More »

New Plans for a Major Mission District Development and Venue

New Plans for a Major Mission District Development and Venue

Facing pushback from the neighborhood and powers that be, developer Nick Podell has now submitted a “completely reimagined” plan to the City for his proposed 2000-2070 Bryant Street project which would rise up to six-stories in height across the majority of the Mission District block bounded by Bryant, 18th,... Read More »

Bonus Height Debate Heats up, Possible Vote next Month

Bonus Height Debate Heats up, Possible Vote next Month

The debate over San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow developers to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for providing more below-market-rate units than currently required, is heating up. While the terms of the proposed program have been amended to... Read More »

SF’s Bonus Height Program Amended to Limit Impact and ‘Abuse’

SF’s Bonus Height Program Amended to Limit Impact and ‘Abuse’

The terms of San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow developers to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned, have been amended. And while a public hearing for the amended program will be held this week, the potential adoption of the AHBP has... Read More »

Ballot Measure Could Double Affordable Housing Requirements

A ballot measure designed to more than double the number of below-market-rate (BMR) units of housing that developers must provide or fund when building market-rate units in San Francisco is about to be formally proposed by Supervisors Jane Kim and Aaron Peskin. While market-rate developments with ten or more... Read More »

Affordable Hayes Valley Development Closer to Reality

Affordable Hayes Valley Development Closer to Reality

The public hearing for the proposed six-story Hayes Valley development with 108 below-market-rate apartments to rise up to 50-feet in height at 455 Fell Street, upon San Francisco’s Central Freeway Parcel O which once served as the northern half of the Hayes Valley Farm, will be held this week.... Read More »

Plans for 108-Unit Affordable Hayes Valley Development Progress

Plans for 108-Unit Affordable Hayes Valley Development Progress

The plans for a six-story Hayes Valley building with 108 below-market-rate apartments to rise up to 50-feet in height at 455 Fell Street, upon San Francisco’s Central Freeway Parcel O which also served as the northern half of the former Hayes Valley Farm, between Octavia and Laguna, are moving forward.... Read More »

Mayor Calls for Ballot Measure to Require More Affordable Housing

Mayor Ed Lee and Board of Supervisors President London Breed have officially called for a 2016 ballot measure to increase the required percentage of below market rate (BMR) units of housing private developers must provide or fund when building market-rate units in San Francisco. “In prosperous times like these,... Read More »

The Potential Impact Of SF’s Bonus Height Program

The Potential Impact Of SF’s Bonus Height Program

San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program would allow developers in the city to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned, depending upon the percentage of ‘affordable’ units included on-site, the details for which we outlined in September. If adopted by both the City and developers, the... Read More »