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Potential Adoption of Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Pushed Back

Potential Adoption of Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Pushed Back

With San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors having just voted to continue their hearing of a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) based appeal of the City’s plan to mitigate the projected environmental impacts of its ambitious Central SoMa Plan to September 25, the Planning Commission hearing at which Supervisor Kim’s proposed... Read More »

City Aims for Adoption of Ambitious Central Soma Plan in September

City Aims for Adoption of Ambitious Central Soma Plan in September

With a total of sixty-four (64) amendments having been proposed by Supervisor Kim, including incentives for the construction of on-site affordable housing units, requiring developments to secure a building permit within 30 months of being approved rather than being banked, and increasing the potential for additional housing to be... Read More »

San Francisco’s Certified Election Results and Key Numbers

San Francisco’s Certified Election Results and Key Numbers

San Francisco’s Department of Elections has just finished their final review of the 253,583 ballot cast in the June 5 election and certified the election results. With 481,991 registered voters in San Francisco, the final effective turnout was an above average 52.61 percent. And while we had projected London... 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 »

Sierra Club To Oppose Mission Rock, Feinstein Pro Limiting Airbnb

The Sierra Club will pen the official argument opposing the ballot measure which would allow the Giants’ massive Mission Rock development to move forward, while Senator Dianne Feinstein will pen the argument in favor of the measure to further restrict short-term residential rentals in San Francisco, the so-called Airbnb... Read More »

Potentially Problematic Condo Conversion Legislation Approved

With supervisors Farrell, Tang, and Wiener opposing, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors have voted 8-3 to adopt the proposed condominium conversion lottery bypass legislation as last amended. Assuming it isn’t vetoed by the Mayor, the legislation will establish a bypass period during which qualifying TICs can condo convert for... Read More »

Neighbors Turn To Environmental Concerns To Keep The Haus Down

Neighbors Turn To Environmental Concerns To Keep The Haus Down

Citing concerns of architectural incompatibility, unacceptable building heights, and the loss of privacy, the neighbors’ bids to block a third story addition atop the Cass Calder Smith designed modern Haus Martin at 611 Buena Vista Avenue by way of Discretionary Review (DR) were denied by San Francisco’s Planning Commission.... Read More »

Supervisor Showdown: Wiener Versus Kim, CEQA, And Waste

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is a State statue established in 1970 which requires local public agencies to provide analysis and disclosure of possible environmental impacts prior to the approval of building permits. Exemptions from analysis can be granted for minor projects, saving much time and money, but... Read More »