SF lawmaker suggests annexing 600 acres of Brisbane for housing

...The developer’s proposal calls for 4,400-4,500 new units of housing on top of retail, which would more than double Brisbane’s population if occupied to capacity. But the city’s own plans for the site include a much smaller number of units: zero. CONTINUE READING ON CURBED
Measures on November ballot seek solutions to SF’s housing crisis

...Propositions C, M, P and U aim to address the lack of below-market-rate housing in San Francisco, and most come with concerns that the effort could actually hinder the production of new homes. CONTINUE READING ON EXAMINER
Prop. W would raise some real estate taxes to make CCSF free

...The sale or transfer of property from $5 million to $10 million is taxed at a 2 percent rate currently. Transfers and sales for less expensive homes are progressively taxed less as the cost decreases. The lowest tax rate is .68 percent for sales that are more than $250,000 and less than $1 million. Prop. W would not change the rate of transfer tax for sales under $5 million. For sales over $5 million the tax would increase by .25 percentCONTINUE READING ON EXAMINER
Activist Fighting Major 6th & Market Development Over LGBTQ Historical Significance

On October 27th, the Planning Commission is set to consider the approval of Group i's 12-story development project at 950- 974 Market St. (at Sixth). Current plans call for a 120-foot-tall building with 247 condos, a 232-room hotel, approximately 16,000 square feet of retail space, and 82 below-ground parking spacesCONTINUE READING ON HOODLINE
Demolition Of Church & Market's Former Home Restaurant Remains In Limbo

It's now been five years since the former Home restaurant at 2100 Market St. shut down. While plans are still in the works to demolish it and construct a 60-unit apartment building with two ground-level retail spaces, the vacant building is still standing—and has become a magnet for homeless campers CONTINUE READING ON HOODLINE
Founders of The Battery Abandoning Residential Project

...But while a variance and buildings permits for the estimated $3.25 million redevelopment were sought and approved, it appears as though MXB is now abandoning the project as 1522 Bush Street has just returned to the market with a $6 million price tag and no mention of the drawings nor plans. CONTINUE READING ON SOCKETSITE
Formal Application for Van Ness Development Filed

The formal application for authorization to move forward with developing a seven-story building – with 41 luxury condos over ground floor retail and a basement garage for 31 cars – upon the shuttered Chevron service station site at the corner of Van Ness and Union has been filed with Planning. CONTINUE READING ON SOCKETSITE
Conservatory of Music Tower Cut down to Size

...the proposed plans for razing the Light House for the Blind building at 214 Van Ness Avenue and adjoining 27 apartments at 200 Van Ness, and orchestrating the development of a twelve-story building for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to rise on the Van Ness Corridor site, have been cut down to size. CONTINUE READING ON SOCKETSITE
City Supports Contentious Redevelopment of Church Site, but…

As proposed by Christian Church Homes, and much to the chagrin of neighbors, the Forest Hill Christian Church and adjacent school at 250 Laguna Honda Boulevard will be leveled and a five-story building will rise across the 1.6-acre site, with 149 units of senior housing, a 62-car garage and a new church/community center within its walls. CONTINUE READING ON SOCKETSITE
Activists protest major Mission development inching toward completion

1515 South Van Ness Avenue is a six-story, 157-unit housing development just north of Caesar Chavez Boulevard, erected by Lennar, the same developer pouring shocking sums of money into Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point construction. CONTINUE READING ON CURBED
Mission residents are fighting a 100% affordable housing project

On paper, 1296 Shotwell Street is the perfect Mission housing development: It’s 100 percent affordable units, it’s aimed at sheltering seniors, and it’s the product of not one but two non-profit developers, including the Mission’s own Mission Economic Development AssociationCONTINUE READING ON CURBED
Two southern S.F. neighborhoods could see first major housing projects in decades

Two large affordable housing projects are moving forward in San Francisco's Balboa Park and Excelsior neighborhoods. The projects could be the first new large-scale construction in decades in southern parts of San Francisco that developers have overlooked in favor of the city's pricier downtown. CONTINUE READING ON BUSINESS TIMES
Cleanup investigation, escalating costs raise questions for Hunters Point Shipyard redevelopment

...Plagued by soaring construction costs as well as a criminal investigation into the improper cleanup of the land’s radiological pollutants, development giant Lennar plans to submit a new financial plan as early as this week for the proposed multi-billion dollar Hunters Point Shipyard Phase 2 and Candlestick Point, casting into uncertainty the more than 10,100 homes and community benefits planned. CONTINUE READING ON EXAMINER
Crews Break Ground For New Residential Building At 36th & Balboa

...Lindsay said that the project, pictured above in a rendering by Shatara Architecture Inc., is "a new four-story mixed-use building with six residential units above ground-floor commercial space." CONTINUE READING ON HOODLINE
12-Story Residential Building May Rise At O'Farrell & Leavenworth

Plans are in the works to possibly add 112 residential units to O'Farrell Street just off Leavenworth. A representative from the architecture and interior design firm Brick has submitted a request to the Planning Department to hold a project review meeting CONTINUE READING ON HOODLINE
Insert Eight Stories Here

A developer recently met with San Francisco’s Planning Department to discuss the potential for an eight-story building with up to 22 condos to rise behind the existing façade of the vacant two-story City Paints building at 1088 Howard Street CONTINUE READING ON SOCKETSITE
New School 'For Children Who Love Math' Coming To 6th & Mission

Mission Street between Fifth and Sixth streets offers a little bit of everything: a porn shop, a Chinese restaurant, government agencies, the historic Chronicle building, a new cafe/co-working space, the next Burma Superstar spinoff—and soon, a new school. CONTINUE READING ON HOODLINE
App-Maker Unicorn Tries to “Disrupt” Residential Real Estate

...They were going to “disrupt” the industry. They had an app. They had tech. They launched a website, and started getting agents on board. These well-respected agents left the heavy hitting, well-respected brokerages they were affiliated with and went to the new kid in town – Compass Real EstateCONTINUE READING ON REGISTRY
7 home tech products to upgrade your space now

With the release of iOS 10 earlier this month, Apple is finally pulling the curtain back on its new Home app, and, as is the vogue in the smart home sphere, voice activation is the name of the game. CONTINUE READING ON CURBED
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