San Francisco Skyline, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

State Launches Investigation For San Francisco’s Lengthy Approval Process

San Francisco takes longer than any other city in California to approve new housing. For this reason, the State of California’s Department of Housing and Community Development has launched its first-ever investigation with the Housing Accountability Unit. According to the HCD, the team will be “identifying and removing barriers to approval and construction of new housing there.”

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Millennium Tower aerial perspective between 77 Beale, 181 Fremont Street, the Salesforce Tower, and One California

Modified Plan Passes Review For Millennium Tower Pile Upgrade Project

Following a recent inquiry, YIMBY has received an update from the Millennium Tower team about the progress of modifications to the original foundation in SoMa, San Francisco. Crews finished the installation of 18 piles by early 2022. Now, crews are working to tie the piles into the building. As for what this will do for the Millennium Tower, the principal engineer of the fix, Ronald Hamburger, says this work will “arrest its settlement and begin recovering tilt that has occurred.”

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Bayfront Park Rendering

San Francisco Celebrates Groundbreaking of Bayfront Park in Mission Bay

The city of San Francisco and its Mayor, London Breed, celebrated the groundbreaking of Bayfront Park in Mission Bay. The ceremony, held last week, announced the opening of a new park between Chase Center and San Francisco Bay. The Bayfront Park project is managed by the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) and built by Mission Bay’s master developer, FOCIL-MB LLC.

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3300 El Camino Real establishing view, rendering by Form4 Architecture

Plans for New Offices at 3300 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County

New renderings have been published for a two-story office infill at 3300 El Camino Real in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County. The modern project, designed by Form4 Architecture, will utilize mass timber and floor-to-ceiling windows for a distinctive interior that connects with the outdoors landscaping and plaza. The local firm, Sand Hill Property Company, is the project developer.

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