Reimagining San Francisco’s Southeastern Waterfront

Reimagining San Francisco’s Southeastern Waterfront

On September 9th, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) got an update from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) on the City’s southern bayfront development projects. Specifically, City departments including OEWD, Planning, Port Authority, Rec and Park, Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) and the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) are meeting…

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Transportation Demand Management Ready to Launch!

Transportation Demand Management Ready to Launch!

Over the last few years, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) has watched as urban transportation policy planning morphed from a car-centric approach to one that recognizes the environmental challenges actually faced by cities. The goal was to create policies that incorporate transit and alternatives to cars during the project’s planning. The Transportation Demand…

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Looking at the Futures of I-280 and I-980 As Weathervanes For Transit Policy

Last Friday, SFHAC’s Regulatory Committee heard a presentation on a topic well outside of our usual policy area of housing production in San Francisco: our growing transportation predicament. Gillian Gillett, the City’s Director of Transportation Policy, and Chris Sensinig, with Van Meter Williams Pollack, showed us how two key freeways indicate where regional transportation planners,…

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Take Action: Oppose Fees that Hurt New Housing

We believe new housing should do its fair share to help folks walk, bike and take transit. Residential developments will soon be required to pay a Transportation Sustainability Fee (TSF) introduced by the Planning Department and Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The proposed fee of $7.74 per square foot, calculated by City staff and a land-use…

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How to Make Micro-Units Work with Good Design

How to Make Micro-Units Work with Good Design

Last week, twenty-five SF Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) members walked through the City’s newest micro-units at The Panoramic during a tour led by the project’s developer, Patrick Kennedy of Panoramic Interests. The building at the corner of 9th and Mission Streets includes 160 micro-homes, with studios as compact as 274 square feet and three-bedroom suits…

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Transportation Sustainability Program: New Housing Will Keep SF Moving

Transportation Sustainability Program: New Housing Will Keep SF Moving

With San Francisco’s rising population and a drastic need for more funding to keep SFMTA moving people around town efficiently, City agencies are crafting a major new transit program. The Transportation Sustainability Program (TSP) mandates that new housing developments pay a Transportation Sustainability Fee (TSF) starting this Fall. The TSP will help the City close…

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Three Mayors Meet on Bay Area Housing

Three Mayors Meet on Bay Area Housing

Last Thursday evening, May 21st, the SF Housing Action Coalition hosted our 9th Annual Spring Forum reaching beyond the City’s 7×7 landmass, across the bay and down the peninsula to discuss housing, transportation and job centers. We brought together three big city mayors at a sold out SFJAZZ Center to explore these topics. For the…

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