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Subsidized Housing For 500 Educators In San Francisco Proposed

A plan to build and preserve affordable housing for 500 San Francisco educators by 2020 is now on the boards. As proposed and announced by Mayor Ed Lee this morning, the City proposes to jointly finance at least one new affordable housing development for 100 educator households with the... Read More »

‘Out-Of-Scale’ Lower Pac Heights Development Underway

‘Out-Of-Scale’ Lower Pac Heights Development Underway

The former one-story Booker T. Washington Community Services Center (BTWCSC) at 800 Presidio Avenue has been razed and the building permits for a new five-story Center originally designed by Brand + Allen – with 50 units of affordable housing, around 15,000 square feet of program space, and a 175-seat gymnasium –... Read More »

Legislation To Allow Building Up To Three Stories Higher

Legislation To Allow Building Up To Three Stories Higher

Proposed legislation which would allow developers in San Francisco to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned, depending upon the percentage of ‘affordable’ units included on-site, has been introduced to the Board of Supervisors by the Mayor and Supervisor Katy Tang. In addition to enacting the State’s... Read More »

Long-Term Effect Of Mission Moratorium: None

Long-Term Effect Of Mission Moratorium: None

Despite what you might have read elsewhere, according to the City’s Office of Economic Analysis, “a temporary moratorium on market-rate housing would not affect the supply or price of housing in San Francisco,” at least not over the long term. While a temporary moratorium would “slightly raise housing prices... Read More »

Developers Picked For Mission Parcel, Plan To Build Higher Than Zoned

Developers Picked For Mission Parcel, Plan To Build Higher Than Zoned

While currently only zoned for building up to 55-feet high and with a parcel size that would support up to 60 units of housing at that height, the two players picked by the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development to develop the Mission District parcel at 2060 Folsom... Read More »

New Law Could Radically Alter Who Gets Affordable Housing In S.F.

As it currently stands, affordable or ‘Below Market Rate’ housing units in San Francisco are allocated by lottery with preferences given to households that hold a rare Certificate of Preference or tenants who have recently been evicted by way of the Ellis Act.  And being a resident in the... Read More »

The Budget And Renderings For 120 Affordable Transbay Units

The Budget And Renderings For 120 Affordable Transbay Units

With the cost of lumber spiking, the proposed structural design for the below market rate (BMR) building to rise on Transbay Block 7 – stretching from Fremont to Beale along Clementina, behind Golub’s 32-story tower dubbed “Solaire” rising at Fremont and Folsom on Transbay Block 6 – was changed from primarily wood... Read More »

Affordable Housing Bond Cost Analysis

According to San Francisco’s Controller, if the proposed $310 million Affordable Housing Bonds measure, Proposition A, is passed this November, the estimated average cost for the bonds, collected in the form of a property tax surcharge, will be $8.09 per $100,000 of assessed property value through 2039. The benefits... Read More »

Refined Designs And Timing For Development Fronting Fourth

Refined Designs And Timing For Development Fronting Fourth

The designs for the mixed-use development to rise at 1300 Fourth Street (a.k.a. Mission Bay Block 6 East), with 142 affordable apartments and a managers unit over up to seven ground-floor commercial spaces fronting the Fourth Street corridor, have been refined and newly rendered. As designed by Mithun Solomon... Read More »

Purchase Of Land To Build $889K Affordable Apartments Approved

Purchase Of Land To Build $889K Affordable Apartments Approved

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved the City’s $18.5 million purchase of the corner parcel at 490 South Van Ness Avenue and 16th Street in the Mission, a site which is approved for the development of a 72-unit building. The City intends to build permanently affordable apartments... Read More »