Tags: Zoning

Things to know about the new opportunity zone guidelines

Things to know about the new opportunity zone guidelines

After several months of waiting, real estate investors, developers and other keen commercial real estate observers have finally received answers to some of their many questions about the Opportunity Zone program. The Department of Treasury on Friday released new regulations and some clarifications regarding the much-hyped Opportunity Zone program that can benefit investors, business owners… READ MORE

Will new Opportunity Zones lift up economic activity in the Bay Area’s poorest areas?

Will new Opportunity Zones lift up economic activity in the Bay Area’s poorest areas?

A new federal program aims to bring new money into poor areas that haven’t seen significant job and wage growth even as the stock market and corporate earnings have boomed. On a 157-acre swathe of waterfront land on Mare Island, the City of Vallejo wants to see 1 million square feet of new commercial space… READ MORE

SF Planning report raises concerns over housing-transit bill.

SF Planning report raises concerns over housing-transit bill.

A report prepared by staff at the city’s Planning Department raises concerns about a bill aimed at increasing housing near public transit. This is despite multiple proposed amendments by sponsor State Senator Scott Weiner. A new analysis of Senate Bill 827 presented yesterday reviews the bill as amended by Weiner, also a former District 8 Supervisor. The proposed law would allow… READ MORE