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April 2014

Planning Commission – 2198 Market Up for Approval

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
City Hall,
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

2198 Market Street is up for approval at the Planning Commission on Thursday, April 24. The project proposes 87 apartment units with on-site Below-Market-Rate (BMR) homes and active ground floor retail space. The parcel is currently vacant and is located in a transit-rich neighborhood. Support this project by speaking in favor of it at the hearing or writing a letter to the Planning Commission. It is item 15 on the agenda. Read our endorsement letter.

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Innovative Affordable Housing Solutions for Low Income Populations Panel Discussion

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Skidmore, Owing & Merrill,
1 Front St. , San Francisco, CA 94111 United States

Acumen, a local volunteer group whose mission is to create a world beyond poverty and bridge the the gap between charity and markets by investing patient capital in social enterprises, emerging leaders, and breakthrough ideas, is hosting a local panel to investigate housing solutions in San Francisco. This panel will connect you with thought leaders, engage with changemakers,  and meet community leaders in the housing industry, and hear what San Francisco is doing to house all who want to live…

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2014 Spring Housing Forum

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hotel Nikko,
222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

On April 30, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) will tackle the tough subject of middle-income housing. San Francisco has done a good job of producing market-rate housing and is better than most cities at producing low-income, subsidized housing. But what about those in the middle? We are referring to residents who don’t make enough money to afford the new market-rate units, but make too much to qualify for subsidized housing. How do we build for this group? These…

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May 2014

Planning Commission: 2051 3rd Street and 1201 Tennessee Street Up for Approval

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
City Hall,
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Two SFHAC-endorsed projects, 2051 3rd Street and 1201 Tennessee Street, are up for approval at the Planning Commission Thursday, May 1. Support these excellent projects by speaking at the hearing or writing a letter to the Planning Commission. 2051 3rd Street proposes 94 residential rental units with ground-floor flex space. The project includes a mix of units, ranging from studios, one, two and three-bedrooms and would provide 11 below-market-rate units on site. Developer: Raintree Partners Architect: BDE Architects Number of…

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Housing Our City [Pecha Kucha #55]

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SPUR,
654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 United States

How will we house all the people who want to live in San Francisco? What makes a place a home? What strategies have worked in other cities? Learn about all things housing in this fast-paced evening, where speakers will present in the pecha kucha format of 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds. Co-presented by SPUR, Pecha Kucha San Francisco, and the San Francisco AIA. David Baker / David Baker Architects Lou Vasquez / Build Inc. Tomiquia Moss / HopeSF Initiative Brandon Banaugh / BAR…

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Monthly Membership Meeting

May 7 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Farella, Braun + Martel,
235 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104 United States

District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen will be our guest speaker at this month’s membership meeting. Come ready with your questions and hear what the Supervisor is working on in her district, which is home to some significant housing projects, to say the least! Image Credit: SF BOS Website

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Marlow Tour

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Marlow,
1800 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109 United States

SFHAC members have the opportunity to tour the newly-completed Marlow project. Located at 1800 Van Ness Avenue in Nob Hill, the project consists of 98 condominium units and 4,800 square feet of retail in eight stories. The developer and architect are SFHAC members Oyster Development Corp. and Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning. SFHAC members only. Contact Rob Poole at rob@sfhac.org if you are unsure you or your firm is a member.

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Project Review Committee

May 14 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Handel Architects,
735 Market St, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

Get the inside scoop on the City’s housing pipeline. Provide direct feedback to the project architect and developer and help bring well-designed housing to San Francisco. On this meeting’s agenda is 1481 Post Street. The project would replace the existing parking structure, tennis courts and pool building with 262 condos and a ground floor cafe. Project Sponsor: ADCO Group and Cathedral Hill Plaza Number of Units: 262 Image Credit: 1481 Post Street website

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Making Space for Secondary Units in San Francisco

May 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
SPUR,
654 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94105

Secondary units are a great way to add to a city’s housing stock while respecting the existing neighborhood character. Come hear about several legislative proposals in the works, including a way to legalize existing secondary units and a pilot program to allow new secondary units to be created. Co-presented by SPUR and the San Francisco AIA. Supervisor David Chiu / SF Board of Supervisors Supervisor Scott Wiener / SF Board of Supervisors Tom Radulovich / Livable City Free to members $10 for non-members

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Project Review Committee

May 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Handel Architects,
735 Market St, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

Get the inside scoop on the City’s housing pipeline. Provide direct feedback to the project architect and developer and help bring well-designed housing to San Francisco. On this meeting’s agenda is 950-974 Market Street. This massive mixed-use development proposes over 300 new homes, including permanently affordable homes, retail and space for the arts. The project is planned to be the “gateway to Mid-Market.” Developer: Group I Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) Number of Units: 300+…

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