Housing San Francisco: Unlocking Affordable Housing in the West Side

Golden Gate - San Francisco

Event details:

12:00pm PDT on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
1:00pm PDT on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Free - registration required

This event is open to All LAI members globally and non-members.
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San Francisco is mandated to generate 82,000 homes over the next 8 years to meet the city’s housing needs, within a built-out urban environment. Join City officials and housing developers to talk about opportunities for adapting low density but transit rich corridors to help meet these needs while respecting the character of established neighborhoods, and examples of new affordable housing already under way on the West Side.

The San Francisco Planning Department’s “Expanding Housing Choice” initiative aims to enhance density along transit and commercial corridors to meet the city’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation requirements mandated by California state law. Even as the initiative moves forward, new affordable housing developments on the West Side – facilitated by recent enhancements to density bonus legislation and streamlined entitlement processes – are starting to illustrate what this housing can look like, and what it takes to get it built. Will these 100% affordable developments lead the way towards new opportunities for workforce, middle-income, and market-rate housing in the coming years?

Join our discussion featuring Lisa Chen from the San Francisco Planning Department, Hermandeep Kaur from TNDC, and Adrianne Steichen from Pyatok Architects for updates on the Expanding Housing Choice Plan and insights into the development progress of key affordable housing projects including 2550 Irving Street and 730 Stanyan Street.