Central SOMA and a Region in Flux

On March 24th, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition’s (SFHAC) Regulatory Committee heard from the Planning Department’s Steve Wertheim. Wertheim is the department lead on the Central SOMA Area Plan, a City effort to rezone a part of the neighborhood. Wertheim said the goal of the Plan is to create an economically, socially, and environmentally…

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A Year in Review: SFHAC 2015 Project Review Committee

The SF Housing Action Coalition’s advocacy focuses on the construction of well-designed, well-located, transit-friendly housing affordable for both renters and buyers. An important way we achieve our mission is through the work of our Project Review Committee. As of December 2nd, our Committee reviewed 26 proposed housing developments and endorsed 23 of them. Through thoughtful discussion with the…

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Achieving Better Architecture in the Eastern Neighborhoods

One thing was clear at the New Challenges for Eastern Neighborhoods forum: everyone is begging for better architecture in the Eastern Neighborhoods. The 2009 Eastern Neighborhoods Plan carefully rezoned the Mission, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, and parts of Soma with more liberal height and bulk restrictions, but architectural design standards were never addressed. Residential development elsewhere…

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BREAKING: Central SoMa Plan Could Generate Up to $2B in Public Benefits

BREAKING: Central SoMa Plan Could Generate Up to $2B in Public Benefits

The Central SoMa Plan, San Francisco’s last area plan in the pipeline, has the potential deliver thousands of new homes and immense benefits for the community and affordable housing.  Thanks to John Kevlin of Reuben, Junius & Rose, for allowing us to republish his blog outlining the community benefits just announced.  No conversation can be had…

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