Legislation to Stop Flushing Hetch Hetchy in New Developments

Legislation to Stop Flushing Hetch Hetchy in New Developments

The inexorable realities of a drought, California’s finite water resources have urgently forced water recycling upon us. Sup. Scott Wiener recently announced legislation that would mandate on-site water recycling systems for new development in the “purple pipe” district. The legislation’s simple purpose is, “Replacing potable water use for toilet and urinal flushing and irrigation to…

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Inside 1400 Mission – A Successful Off-Site Affordable Housing Development

Inside 1400 Mission – A Successful Off-Site Affordable Housing Development

The SF Housing Action Coalition recently hosted a tour of 1400 Mission Street, one of San Francisco’s few housing developments built through the off-site inclusionary option. On the afternoon of our tour, Brad Dickason of Maracor Development, Leo Shapland of Tishman Speyer, and Katie Lamont of Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) were on-site to share…

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Draft Legislation for Inclusionary Reform Expected in April

Draft Legislation for Inclusionary Reform Expected in April

There was a full room last Friday to hear Sarah Dennis-Phillips, a senior policy advisor in the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD). The big news is we’ll be seeing two pieces of draft legislation in April to modify the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance to make it more attractive for builders to produce middle income…

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