San Francisco Development News
Rare Sunset residential project will add 20 homes at site of former gas station
The 1950s structure has been vacant since 2010.
Before and after: What the Presidio’s new 14-acre park will look like
The designer green space will connect people from Crissy Field to the Presidio.
35 percent of San Franciscans consider leaving for good, according to city survey
Younger residents and people who have lived here a short time are more likely to ponder moving out.
San Francisco to more than double office construction fees
Fee spike will pay for affordable housing in plan to offset effects of job growth.
SFMTA considers 525 homes for bus yard—down from a possible 900
Potrero Yard overhaul could yield huge home haul, but earlier pipe-dream estimates were far more ambitious.
SF Planning Commission nixes appeal of huge Excelsior housing development
Neighbors anxious about gentrification demanded more scrutiny.
SF may more than double fees on office construction
Fee hike could raise millions for affordable housing.
This Studio Gang building is exactly what Mission Bay needs
The new building is called "Mission Rock Building F"—and the "F" is for fantastic.
Lucca Ravioli buildings rake in the dough
Passel of properties bring huge payday for longtime owner.
Check out the Outer Sunset’s first major condo development in years
Too bad it’s not taller.
Quiet payouts remove opposition to India Basin development
Environmental appeals can hold up development for years, but private settlements can make such quibbles go away.
SF Giants and developer release new China Basin Park designs for Mission Rock
This delayed development adjacent to Oracle Park will feature public space and over 1,000 homes
Neighbors move to block 60-unit apartment building in the Mission
Fears of gentrification drive last-ditch appeal of 14th Street development.
What’s happening with the shuttered McDonald’s in the Haight?
The city searches for developer to build housing at deserted fast food joint.
Berkeley senator’s new law would put moratorium on housing moratoriums
"Housing Crisis Act of 2019" removes obstacles to new housing over objections of local governments.
Oakland housing project with 1,000-plus units moves forward
A 32-story tower would rise above what’s now a mostly vacant parking lot next to BART.
California developers claim they’re scared to build in Bay Area, says survey
Multi-family development may stall as developers grimace at market
Giant, empty 6x6 mall sold to developers
SF-based TMG and Pasadena’s Alexandria team up to buy titanic ghost mall.
SF cuts down landmark bid for old greenhouses, favors housing
"Landmarking hijacks the process."
Berkeley board approves 156-unit apartment building
Board flies high on 1951 Shattuck project.
Google plan would build housing at slower rate than SF, San Jose
"It’s clear that a tech giant alone cannot solve the housing crisis."
Stanford offers billions for housing in fight with county
"I don’t even know how you can even make that proposal with a straight face."
SoMa’s $1 billion 5M megaproject breaks ground
Four-acre development will include parks and rooftop gardens.
Warriors plan to build condos, hotel at Chase Center
Hotel would come with 142 rooms.
184 new apartments approved at site of NoPa carwash
Six-story housing development will replace gas and carwash station.
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.
Warriors and Kaiser rename neighborhood around Chase Center ‘Thrive City’
Area will include yoga sessions, farmer’s markets, and ice skating.
Supervisor wants $25 million to create housing for mentally ill
Plan will "create economical and stable places for some of our most fragile residents," says Supervisor Hillary Ronen.
How SB 50 could possibly make a comeback
"Nothing will ever change around housing if we keep putting off solutions like SB 50," said Mayor London Breed.
Poll: Two-thirds of California voters back SB 50 housing bill
Public support will have to simmer until January.
California’s transit-housing bill SB 50 stuck in Limbo until 2020
"We’re either serious about solving this crisis, or we aren’t," says Sen. Scott Wiener.
Yerba Buena’s upcoming Four Seasons tower launches residential sales
New high-rise, designed by Handel Architects, combines circa-1903 Aronson Building with sleek new tower.
The Mission’s ‘historic laundromat’ sold
Though the owner previously demanded $18 million for the site near 24th Street BART, the final payday was less
Key California transit-housing bill goes easy on North Bay
New amendments to SB 50 would exempt smaller counties from most of its teeth
Sen. Wiener calls race-based campaign against transit-housing bill ‘despicable’
Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation compared SB 50 to racist "urban renewal" of the 20th century.
SF supervisors reject 63-unit SoMa development over shadow concerns
Lawmakers shut down Folsom Street housing project over complaints about welfare of nearby Victoria Manalo Draves Park.
Everything you need to know about California’s other big transit-housing bill
Sonoma County senator’s bill competes with State Sen. Wiener’s housing plan.
California’s transit-housing bill pushing for taller, denser growth clears first hurdle
"When it comes to housing, California’s system of almost pure local control hasn’t worked," says State Sen. Scott Wiener.