Challenges for That 1,066-Foot Tall Tower as Proposed

Jan. 10 | SocketSite

As noted by Planning in their preliminary review of the plans for an 818-foot-tall tower to rise at 50 Main Street, which just completed, the tower as proposed “may conflict with City policies related to a balanced skyline as seen from key public viewpoints within the city and region.

This Map Shows Where Every Accessory Dwelling Unit Was Built in S.F. in the Past Decade

Jan. 8 | S.F. Chronicle

One reason San Francisco has such an acute housing shortage is that its residents can, and often do, block the construction of large residential projects out of concerns that such developments will change their neighborhoods’ character.

Tower to Rise on Fire Station Site Closer to Reality

Jan. 7 | SocketSite

Having survived a rather iconic appeal, the plans for the proposed 19-story tower to rise up to 200 feet in height on the site of San Francisco’s aging Fire Station 13 were approved by the City in November.

Hines Wants to Build the Second-Tallest Building in S.F. Will the City Approve it?

Dec. 27 | S.F. Business Times

The 1,066-foot tall residential tower would stand just four feet shorter than Salesforce Tower, meant to mark the epicenter of San Franciscos downtown.

S.F. Has a Slew of Mega Housing Projects on Track for 2022. Here’s What it Could Mean for the City

Dec. 22 | S.F. Chronicle

San Francisco housing development in 2022 will be the year of the megaproject. Even as smaller projects are stuck in limbo due to market uncertainties and astronomical construction costs, the city’s colossal multiphase projects like those at Treasure Island, Mission Rock, Pier 70, and Power Station will steam full speed ahead.

2022 Will Be a Big Year for Muni: Central Subway and Van Ness Bus Route are Coming

Dec. 22 | S.F. Examiner

For San Francisco transit riders, there is finally a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. After years of delays, both the Van Ness bus rapid transit line (known as BRT) and the Central Subway — which will connect Chinatown and Union Square to SoMa and Mission Bay — are slated to open in 2022.

S.F.’s Next Big Housing Battle May Be Over a Huge 400-Condo Development on the West Side

Dec. 20 | S.F. Chronicle

In the two years since the owners of the Sloat Garden Center first approached city planners about redeveloping the property for housing, the proposal has behaved much like the perennials and shrubs that have drawn generations of green thumbs to the Outer Parkside nursery.

Measure to Streamline Housing Project Approvals Proposed

Dec. 17 | SocketSite

As sponsored by Mayor Breed and Supervisor Safaí, a proposed ballot measure would exempt qualifying housing projects from Planning’s discretionary review (DR) process, establish a (fast) track for the ministerial approval of code-conforming projects, and require projects to be permitted within six months of being proposed.

UCSF Released the Latest Designs for New Hospital at Parnassus Heights

Dec. 16 | UCSF News

UC San Francisco has released the latest architectural designs for a state-of-the-art hospital at Parnassus Heights, marking a milestone in its vision for a medical center to meet the growing health care needs of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alexandria Volleys with Locals Over Broken Tennis Court Promise in 1M SF Project

Dec. 16 | Bisnow

A group of committed tennis fans in San Francisco have rallied to stall a development helmed by powerful life sciences developer Alexandria Real Estate Equities.

Problems for the Bold New Irish Cultural Center as Proposed

Dec. 14 | SocketSite

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just completed its preliminary review of the bold plans for an all-new United Irish Cultural Center to rise up to 96 feet in height on the site of the existing 35-foot-tall Center in the Outer Sunset and has raised a couple of concerns and/or considerations.

The Battle Over Group Housing in San Francisco, Explained

Dec. 14 | S.F. Business Times

In his 15 years of experience working on land use in San Francisco, Matthias Mormino, director of policy and government relations at Chinatown Community Development Center, said he has never seen as many group housing projects as the “incredible number of projects proposed in the last 18 months.”

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