San Francisco Construction News
SF orders construction sites to shut down
Affordable housing and essential infrastructure will continue, but other developments are stuck spinning their wheels
How to build a home in San Jose in just 12 weeks
South Bay city added one unit of housing in record time.
Crucial 13,000-unit Concord housing development might never happen
Heated debate over labor and budget could tank major housing project.
Long-stalled Hayes Valley development snared in fraud scandal
City Attorney subpoenas powerful dealmaker and Chinese developer behind the mysteriously moribund 555 Fulton project.
These are SF’s biggest canceled or delayed housing projects
What happens to a dream deferred?
Soaring construction prices killing SF housing
New developments stuck racing the clock.
SF voters asked to decide whether to speed up housing construction
Mayor’s bid will make development easier, but only if it wins at the ballot box.
Lawsuit aims to stop thousands of planned Treasure Island homes
Former and current island residents allege deadly radiation risk remains despite public assurances.
Affordable housing plan on SF ballot will stall affordable housing, says economist
Proposition E gets an E for effort but an F for results in economist’s analysis.
Shipyard radiation tests around housing were sound, scientist panel says, but questions remain
A review says the SF Shipyard isn’t radioactive, but didn’t address deeper concerns about the scandal-plagued real-estate project.
Soaring Van Ness high-rise delayed yet again
400 homes are ready to start construction, but the developer wants to wait another two years.
How to file a noise or off-hours construction complaint in San Francisco
What to do if crews disturb your sleep.
San Francisco will spend $150 million to save a giant sewer pipe
Circa-1896 Lake Merced Tunnel is critical to the city’s plumbing—and in danger from climate change.
SF might finally have gained more new homes than people in 2019
The catch: Only because population growth slowed to a crawl.
A guide to the high-rise projects transforming San Francisco
Here are the buildings poised to change the city’s skyline for good.
Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier delayed
Life-saving project likely two years late, set for 2023.
SF is the most expensive place in the world to build
San Francisco edged out New York City in 2019 for a queasy honorarium.
KRON 4 building demolished for senior housing
New building in the works since 2014.
Mira’s twisted vision finally complete
White-panel curtain wall puts the finishing touch on spiraling tower.
New Four Seasons tower in Yerba Buena topped off
The high-rise will come with a $49 million penthouse.
First glimpse: SOM’s upcoming One Steuart Lane along the Embarcadero
Luxury high-rise will transform the neighborhood.
San Francisco to more than double office construction fees
Fee spike will pay for affordable housing in plan to offset effects of job growth.
SF may more than double fees on office construction
Fee hike could raise millions for affordable housing.
SF, San Jose regions building 11,300-plus homes this year
San Francisco has tens of thousands of units in production, but only a fraction ready to deliver.
Ferry Building to undergo two-year restoration
The building will not only get a fresh coat of paint, but also a new color.
Embarcadero homeless navigation center takes shape
"Exciting to see the progress being made," said Mayor Breed.
California developers claim they’re scared to build in Bay Area, says survey
Multi-family development may stall as developers grimace at market
Why is everything late, over-budget, and broken in San Francisco?
It’s both more and less complicated than it looks
SoMa’s $1 billion 5M megaproject breaks ground
Four-acre development will include parks and rooftop gardens.
Luxury homes under construction on Yerba Buena Island
Developer hopes to start selling its 266 units on bay locale in 2020.
Peek inside the new Chase Center
Still under construction, the future home of Cher and Celine Dion concerts—and the Golden State Warriors—starts to take shape.
San Francisco housing construction down 41 percent in 2018
More than 3,000 authorized new units remain unbuilt amid housing crisis.
Mayor Breed wants to ax fees for affordable housing
In-law units would also receive a discount under mayor’s plan.
Developer offers ‘historic laundromat’ site for ‘Monster In the Mission’ trade
Developer proposes land swap to get its towering 16th Street ambitions built.
Watch San Francisco’s new Chase Center near completion in real time
Take a peek at the nearly completed structure in Mission Bay.
Moscone Center expansion finished, open for business
Four years and $551 million later.
Trends we want to see in 2019
Industry experts and local notables reveal ideas that would make SF better.
2018 trends that will seem the strangest in 20 years
From expensive construction to virtual assistants.