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Ballot Measure Could Yield 30-Month Housing Moratorium

Ballot Measure Could Yield 30-Month Housing Moratorium

While the legislative push for a market-rate housing moratorium failed, the official summary for the proposed ballot measure to impose a Mission District Housing Moratorium has been filed with San Francisco’s Department of Elections. The proposed measure would impose an 18-month moratorium on the issuance of any building permits for... Read More »

New Plans For Parcel Across From Parque Ninos Unidos

New Plans For Parcel Across From Parque Ninos Unidos

The modern concept design for the Mission District parcel at 953 Treat Avenue has been kicked to curb, but Winder Gibson Architects is working on plans for a residential building to rise up to four-stories on the triangular site which borders the old Southern Pacific Railroad Right of Way... Read More »

Stage Is Set For Market-Rate Housing Moratorium Vote

A net total of 627 housing units were built within the borders of San Francisco’s Mission District from 2010 through the end of 2014. Of those 627 units, roughly 10 percent (60) were designated as Below Market Rate (BMR) units which are to remain affordable to households earning up... Read More »

Major Mission District Development Racing To Beat A Moratorium

Major Mission District Development Racing To Beat A Moratorium

While the threat of both legislative and ballot-driven housing moratoriums loom, plans to raze the majority of the Mission District block bounded by Bryant, 18th, Florida and 19th Streets and build nearly 300 units of housing across the site could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in three weeks time. As we... Read More »

Proposed Waterfront Condo Tower Cut To 20-Stories In Height

Proposed Waterfront Condo Tower Cut To 20-Stories In Height

Facing an uphill battle with neighborhood groups and a potential conflict with San Francisco’s Downtown Area Plan which calls for building heights to taper down to the shoreline of the Bay, “to avoid visual disruption along the water while preserving topography and views,” the proposed height of the residential... Read More »

Mission Development Approved, Below Market Rate Units Added

Mission Development Approved, Below Market Rate Units Added

Over the objections of the Plaza 16 Coalition, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has approved the plans for a five-story, 27-unit apartment building to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street in the Mission. The Coalition had demanded that The Toboni Group, the developer of... Read More »

Mission Coalition Aims To Ice South Van Ness Development

Mission Coalition Aims To Ice South Van Ness Development

Scheduled for last month but waylaid when outdated information was posted in the required project notification at the building site, the public hearing for the proposed five-story development to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street, with 27 apartments over three retail spaces and... Read More »

Less Height, More Affordable Housing For Giants’ Project Proposed

Less Height, More Affordable Housing For Giants’ Project Proposed

The San Francisco Giants have reduced the building heights and increased the percentage of affordable housing units for the proposed 28-acre Mission Rock development to rise on the Giants’ current parking Lot A. The revised plan still includes around 1,500 apartments, but 33 percent of the rentals are now... Read More »

Mission Bay Block 7 Update: Timeline And Occupants

Mission Bay Block 7 Update: Timeline And Occupants

The timeline for the groundbreaking of the 200-unit apartment building to rise on the western portion of Mission Bay Block 7, fronting Fourth Street between China Basin and Mission Bay Boulevard North, has slipped by about a month from April to May, but the development remains on-track to be... Read More »

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Related California’s winning bid to build a 56-story tower designed by architect Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) at the corner of Folsom and First, along with a Fougeron Architecture designed mid-rise along Folsom and Fremont, included a total of 653 residences, of which 177 were to... Read More »