The California State Government is implementing a few new laws to increase housing production, starting as early as tomorrow, January 1st, 2021. The headlining story is that the state density bonus for affordable housing will increase from 35% to 50%. That density bonus is in Assembly Bill 2345, introduced by Assembly Members David Chiu of San Francisco and Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego. While none of the new laws are expected to shift future development across the Bay Area significantly, they allow for a gradual increase in housing production statewide.
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New building permits have been filed to construct a data center at 1111 Comstock Street in Santa Clara, northwest of the San Jose International Airport. The development would produce a four-story, 121,170 square foot facility with capacity for 10 megawatts of information technology. Prune Data Centers is responsible for the application.
Preliminary review permits have been completed for a 360-unit residential development at 675 East Santa Clara Street in the neighborhood of Julian, San Jose. Just ten minutes to the border with Downtown San Jose, the site expects two eight-story residential facilities and one five-story building dedicated to senior housing. The Santa Clara County Housing Authority is responsible for the development.
Condominium permits have been filed to build a three-unit structure at 33-37 Capra Way in the Marina District of San Francisco. While underdeveloped for the lot, the project will be an increase from the existing condition of one unit. Michael Morrison of John Lum Architecture is listed as the owner of the property.
Permits have been filed for the first phase of alterations on the new BART headquarters at 2150 Webster Street, Downtown Oakland. The move will keep the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) agency located in the city center while saving an estimated fifth of a billion dollars on rent over a twenty-five year period. The move is estimated to cost $227 million.