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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 »

Joe’s Cable Car Site and Approved Project Back in Play

Joe’s Cable Car Site and Approved Project Back in Play

While plans for a contemporary four-story development to rise up to 45 feet in height upon the Excelsior District parcel on the northwest corner of Mission and Tingley were approved back in 2019, as were demolition and building permits, the ground for the project has yet to be broken... Read More »

Amendment for Approved Haight Street Project Suddenly Sought

Amendment for Approved Haight Street Project Suddenly Sought

As we outlined in August, the proposed 18-unit building to rise up to 57 feet in height upon the former Lee’s Meat and Popular Market site at 478-482 Haight Street was slated to be approved with Planning’s support. While the project includes the demolition of an existing, older dwelling... Read More »

Refined Plans for Building up Broadway Slated for Approval

Refined Plans for Building up Broadway Slated for Approval

As we revealed back in 2017, plans for a mixed-use building to rise up to six stories in height upon on the parking lot parcel at 425 Broadway, which wraps around the three-story Crowbar and residential hotel building on the corner of Broadway and Montgomery, were in the works,... Read More »

Waylaid Infill Development Closer to Reality

Waylaid Infill Development Closer to Reality

Having been forced to abandoned its plans to open a temporary drug sobering center on the parking lot parcel on the southeast corner of Jones and Turk, the City is now moving forward to fund the development of a 9-story below market rate (BMR) building on the Tenderloin site,... Read More »

The Numbers Behind the Lease Up of New Below Market Units

The Numbers Behind the Lease Up of New Below Market Units

Nearly 7,000 applications (6,849) were received for the 108 Below Market Rate (“BMR”) rental units in the new 537-unit development at 500 Folsom Street, on Transbay Block 9, which was completed at the end of 2019. And while waylaid by the pandemic, BRIDGE Housing was able to have 100... Read More »

Phase 2 of the Big Potrero HOPE Project is Underway

Phase 2 of the Big Potrero HOPE Project is Underway

The second phase of the approved master plan for redeveloping the 33-acre public housing development atop Potrero Hill, a five-phase plan which aims to eventually rebuild over 600 units of distressed public housing and create an additional 155 affordable homes, along with approximately 800 market rate units spread across... Read More »

Bonus-Sized Development Closer to Reality in the Mission

Bonus-Sized Development Closer to Reality in the Mission

As we first outlined back in 2018, plans for a 9-story building to rise on the 20,000-square-foot surface area parking lot at 321 Florida Street, between 16th and 17th Streets in the Mission, were in the works. And as since rendered by Handel Architects, the proposed development would rise... Read More »

Change in Plans to Expedite Development of New Tower

Change in Plans to Expedite Development of New Tower

The refined plans for a 61-story tower to rise up to 800 feet in height at 542-550 Howard Street (a.k.a. Transbay Parcel F) were approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission early last year, plans which could yield 165 condos, a 189-room hotel, 275,000 square feet of office space and... Read More »

Tenderloin Development Redesigned, Slated for Approval

Tenderloin Development Redesigned, Slated for Approval

Having been redesigned by Brick to retain and incorporate the existing garage’s façade on the O’Farrell Street site, a façade which was known to be a contributor to San Francisco’s Uptown Tenderloin Historic District and had raised preservation related concerns, the refined plans for a 111-unit residential building to... Read More »