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SAN FRANCISCO HEADLINES
We are pleased that our new affiliation with Vanguard Properties enables us to have more information for our San Francisco friends and clients. For over twenty years we have worked extensively throughout the Bay Area. We live here, we grew up here and we love it. We hope you find the following interesting and helpful. If you'd like details and stats for your neighborhood or others, click on market reports at the bottom of the page. 
How Supervisor Kim’s New Affordability Law Lets Developers Off the Hook

...All of which is to say: If 5M were a more typical residential project trying to meet the standard of 25 percent affordability laid out in Kim’s ballot measure, it would fail. If you also factor out the 60-odd units funded by the jobs-housing linkage from the 5M affordable tally, you come up with 21 percent affordability. Which is, plainly, less than 25 percent. Or 40 percent. CONTINUE READING ON SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE...
Peskin's Rent Control Expansion: Will it Work?

...Peskin’s plan has two major limitations: it will not impact many units and those covered will likely never meet the city’s definition of affordability. The vast majority of San Francisco housing developments in the pipeline either are being built as of right (consistent with zoning) or are not seeking the type of city benefits that would allow the imposition of rent control. Peskin’s plan would be largely limited to the highrise projects in SOMA (like 5M) and downtown. CONTINUE READING ON BEYOND CHRON...
DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE
Car-free, 62-unit apartment building coming to Upper Market

The Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a project to demolish a vacant two-story commercial building at 2100 Market Street and construct a 7-story, 62-unit residential building with bicycle but no vehicle parking spaces at what is considered one of the most transit-rich corners in The City. CONTINUE READING ON SF EXAMINER...
Hayes Valley Rising at Franklin and Oak

Having just been granted a neighborhood plan-based exemption from having to complete a more extensive environmental review, the plans for razing the former Franklin Auto Body Shop and parking lot at 22- 24 Franklin Street and constructing an eight-story building upon the Hayes Valley site are poised to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. CONTINUE READING ON SOCKETSITE...
Ruling Helps Clear the Way for 120 Van Ness Corridor Condos

San Francisco’s Zoning Administrator has issued a key ruling that should help clear the way for a 14-story building with up to 120 condos to rise at 830 Eddy Street, replacing the current two-story parking structure for 62 cars on the site. CONTINUE READING ON SOCKETSITE...
Designs for Building up in Bayview

...the building would yield seven residential units over a ground floor commercial space and stacked parking for three cars, with the top two floors of the building set back from the five fronting the street, creating both private and common outdoor spaces for the units below. CONTINUE READING ON SOCKETSITE...
ZUMPER NATIONAL RENT REPORT: FEBRUARY 2016
San Francisco, CA held fairly stable last month, as rents increased a slight 0.3% to $3,500 for a one bedroom. The city maintained a strong lead ahead of second place, New York, despite recent softening in the market. Rents are down 4.6% in the past quarter for one bedroom units. CONTINUE READING ON ZUMPER...
SELLING/LEASING
The Pacific Prepares to Sell Its Very High-End Row Houses

Sales of the Row House Collection, which is made up of 10 townhouse-style homes, will begin this month. The Row Houses will have either three or four stories each, and floor plans are available for both options. The four-story homes will include three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, cathedral ceilings, a top floor lounge, and a private terraceCONTINUE READING ON CURBED...
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