A First Look at Mission Action Plan 2020

A First Look at Mission Action Plan 2020

Claudia Flores visited us from the Planning Department last Friday to share the latest on the Mission Action Plan 2020 (MAP2020) with the SF Housing Action Coalition’s Regulatory Committee. The Mission neighborhood has been losing low- to moderate-income households faster than the SF average, and the Latino population has dropped from 50% to 38.5% of…

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Local Density Bonus Aims to Reach 30% Affordability

Local Density Bonus Aims to Reach 30% Affordability

Last Friday, Kearstin Dischinger from the Planning Department presented her team’s work on the Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), a new initiative that aims to reach the city’s affordable housing goals through greater density. The San Francisco AHBP goes above and beyond the state’s density bonus, removing density restrictions in non-planned area neighborhoods in exchange…

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Planning Commission Considers Interim Controls for Mission Housing

Planning Commission Considers Interim Controls for Mission Housing

Last Thursday, the Planning Commission voted 5 to 1 (Commissioner Antonini opposed, Commissioner Hillis absent) in favor of implementing interim controls on certain housing projects the Mission District. The purpose of the controls, according to the Planning Department, is to find “time to finalize a cohesive strategy to provide more affordable housing and economic stability.”…

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Q&A with Supervisor Campos on the Moratorium

Q&A with Supervisor Campos on the Moratorium

The next morning after the nine hour Board of Supervisor hearing on the Mission moratorium, Supervisor David Campos spoke to a full room of SFHAC’s members at June’s monthly membership meeting. Below is a rough transcript of the discussion Supervisor Campos kicked off the meeting by saying that he believes the two sides have more…

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SF Takes On New Long Range Planning Initiatives

SF Takes On New Long Range Planning Initiatives

Apparently, what we think of as the modern city first occurred in London in the mid-1800s. It was facilitated by increased industrial specialization, which itself began with the Industrial Revolution a century earlier. As urban development specialized, it brought together the necessary talent: architects, financiers, engineers, designers and builders. A key invention that triggered this…

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“Housing Balance Monitoring and Reporting” Begins Hearings

“Housing Balance Monitoring and Reporting” Begins Hearings

Last summer’s compromise between Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim over housing policy resulted in Prop K, the “Housing Balance” ballot initiative passed by the voters last November. Prop K amended the Planning Code to require the Planning Department to monitor the balance between new market rate housing and new affordable housing, and publish…

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