The last four years demonstrate a stable level of ~4000 housing units permitted per year. That gives little hope for meeting mayor’s annual target of 5000 units in near future.
However, year-to-year variation is high and the 2017 year saw significantly reduced volume of applications. To meet mayor’s goal in housing production, permit filings volume needs to stay high consistently for several years.
This housing analytics portal is developed by Statecraft, an urban analytics company based in San Francisco. We hope to significantly expand our analysis in near future, with insights for affordable housing, inclusionary requirements, development incentives, and opportunity sites.
Our database was initially populated from San Francisco Open Data portal. Additional information is collected by volunteer contributors from publicly available sources such as developer websites. Statecraft is currently testing new tools to allow all stakeholders to correct and expand individual records.