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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 »

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 »

Recognizing and Preserving San Francisco’s Diverse History

Recognizing and Preserving San Francisco’s Diverse History

Recognizing that San Francisco “has historically given short shrift to communities of color,” the City’s Planning Department has just finished drafting a 300-page report “to assist City staff and commissioners, property owners, business owners, residents and other stakeholders gain a better understanding of the development and evolution of San... Read More »

New Designs and Density for a Mission District Development

New Designs and Density for a Mission District Development

The formal request for approval to raze the Wash Club lavanderia at 2918 Mission Street and construct a six-story building on the Mission District parcel, with 55 residential units over two retail spaces and a garage for 18 cars, will soon be submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for... Read More »

Plans for an Eight-Story Tourist Hotel on Sixth Street

Plans for an Eight-Story Tourist Hotel on Sixth Street

The second floor of the two-story building on the northeast corner of Sixth and Mission is currently The Balmoral South, a 29-room residential hotel (a.k.a. SRO) with a sex shop (Soma Secrets) and a couple of restaurants (Spicy Garden, Supremo Pizza and Jenny’s) below. And while San Francisco’s Planning... Read More »

Mission District Incomes And Demographics: 2000 To 2025

Mission District Incomes And Demographics: 2000 To 2025

While the population of San Francisco’s Mission District has actually dropped nearly 10 percent since the year 2000 census, the number of households has increased 11 percent. And the percentage of households in the Mission with incomes over $150,000 has jumped 65 percent versus 10 percent for the city... Read More »

Ground Zero Development In The Mission Closer To Reality

Ground Zero Development In The Mission Closer To Reality

The infamous Mission District bus stop at which protesters started blocking tech buses back in 2013, protesting the gentrification of the neighborhood, is cater-corner to the 76 Station gas station on the northwest corner of Valencia and 24th Streets pictured above. Zoned for development up to 55 feet in... Read More »

Berkeley Development Redesigned To Accommodate New Grocery

Berkeley Development Redesigned To Accommodate New Grocery

When the plans for a complex of five-story buildings – with 152 residential units over a couple of smaller retail spaces – to rise on the Grocery Outlet site at 2001 Fourth Street in Berkeley were approved late last year, the loss of the low-cost grocery store and its... Read More »

Tenderloin Development Challenged (Again)

Tenderloin Development Challenged (Again)

The limited-service post office at 101 Hyde and Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin, which primarily provides post office boxes and package services to low-income neighborhood residents without a permanent address, is slated to be razed. And as approved, an eight‐story building with 85 apartments over 5,000 square feet... Read More »

Land Deal For Controversial Oakland Tower Approved

Land Deal For Controversial Oakland Tower Approved

Oakland’s City Council has approved the sale of the East Lake development site at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue which overlooks Lake Merritt and its estuary, clearing the way for a controversial 23-story building with 298 apartments to rise. UrbanCore will pay the city $5.1... Read More »