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Blog Archives: September 2016

Reimagining San Francisco’s Southeastern Waterfront

September 16, 2016
Source: Corey Smith, SF Housing Action Coalition 9/12/16 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 on a regular basis to coordinate five major development proposals along the eastern ...

San Francisco Plans First Uses of 2015 Housing Bond

September 16, 2016
Source:  Joshua Sabatini, SF Examiner  9/15/16 San Francisco is about to put to work the funds of a $310 million housing bond that voters approved nearly a year ago. What that means is more housing for San Francisco. The Mayor’s Office of Housing has identified uses for $77 million of the bond for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2017, and plans to issue the bonds in October, pending approval of the plan by the Board of Supervisors next week. The bond was approved by voters in November 2015. To view a more detailed housing ...

Better Roofs Ordinance Reaches Planning Commission Hearing

September 16, 2016
Source: Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP 9/16/16 On September 15, 2016, the Planning Commission considered a Planning Code Amendment that would add new requirements for green roofs in construction projects.  Currently, Title 24, which provides State standards for building energy efficiency, requires 15% of roof area of new buildings to be “solar ready”, which means 15% of the roof will be un-shaded by the proposed building itself and unobstructed by rooftop mechanical equipment.  Title 24 applies to all new residential and commercial buildings ...

Taxes Taxes and More Taxes

September 02, 2016
Source: Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP This week in our pre-labor day update, we look at four very local tax issues that will be on the ballot in November. The Board of Supervisors adopted a proposal sponsored by Supervisors Kim, Campos, Peskin, Mar, Avalos, and Yee to support a ballot measure that will increase the Real Property Transfer Tax on properties sold for at least $5 million. The Real Property Transfer Tax is currently imposed on any transaction that results in a “transfer” of real property in the City. The definition of a ...