Rare Outer Sunset housing development may use new local density bonus

By Michael Barba : sfexaminer – excerpt The architect behind a rare four-story housing development in the Outer Sunset said he is considering using the new density bonus program in San Francisco to build more units and a taller structure than currently planned. Architect Kodor Baalbaki designed the plans for a mixed-use building with 18 … More Rare Outer Sunset housing development may use new local density bonus

New Economic Study Shows CEQA Protects Environment without Stunting Economic Growth

BAE Urban Economics report includes quantitative analysis of CEQA’s impacts on litigation, development costs and affordable housing Berkeley, Calif. – Economic analysis firm BAE Urban Economics released a new report today that shows the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) supports economically and environmental sustainable development in California. The report was commissioned by the Rose Foundation … More New Economic Study Shows CEQA Protects Environment without Stunting Economic Growth

So long, NIMBYs? Gov. Brown’s housing proposal could mean sweeping Bay Area changes

by Roland Li : bizjournals – excerpt Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed sweeping statewide legislation that would allow new market-rate projects with onsite affordable housing to be approved “as of right,” in potentially California’s most significant housing policy change in years. The proposal has big ramifications for the Bay Area, where many cities and well-organized … More So long, NIMBYs? Gov. Brown’s housing proposal could mean sweeping Bay Area changes

5M developer alters project to include more affordable housing

 By J.K. Dineen : sfgate – excerpt The developer of a proposed mixed-use development at Fifth and Mission streets has agreed to increase the amount of affordable housing in the project while cutting the number of parking spaces. The new development agreement, hammered out over the weekend by Supervisor Jane Kim and Forest City Senior … More 5M developer alters project to include more affordable housing

San Francisco Affordable Housing Bonus General Plan

Author’s opinion piece: If you ever want to oppose any development in SF, Voting no on D may be your last opportunity to do so before they pass this program. If the Mayor gets his way to fastrack projects without public scrutiny, review, comments or opinions, you will soon have less chance to oppose it than … More San Francisco Affordable Housing Bonus General Plan

400-Square-Foot Two-Bedrooms Proposed, Planning Has Concerns

socketsite – excerpt Panoramic Interests plans to raze the single-story industrial building at 333 12th Street and build up to seven stories and 274 apartments on the parcel and adjacent parking lot between Folsom and Harrison. s currently zoned, the Western SoMa site could support around 200 units of housing in buildings up to five … More 400-Square-Foot Two-Bedrooms Proposed, Planning Has Concerns

Court: Cities can force developers to include affordable housing

By Stephen Frank : capoliticalreview – excerpt Central Valley Business Times Supreme Court upholds San Jose ordinance Could impact nearly 200 California cities immediately Housing developers can be required by cities to include a percentage of their homes for low- or moderate-income buyers, the California Supreme Court says. The ruling upholds a Court of Appeal … More Court: Cities can force developers to include affordable housing