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The Residential Builders Association of San Francisco also known as the RBA represents more than 300 of the most reputable and successful firms in the construction industry

As an Association, the RBA is dedicated to improving conditions and enhancing the common interest of the construction industry in San Francisco. Through business networking, industry forums and strong representation and advocacy to government and professional bodies on a local and regional level the RBA continues to progressively disseminate vital industry information to its membership.


July 16, 2018

The rezoning of San Francisco’s Central SoMa neighborhood, a decade in the making, has always been about jobs — creating a place for the large-floor-plate office buildings that tech companies covet.

But as the South of Market plan heads to the Board of Supervisors for a vote in the next few weeks, Supervisor Jane Kim will introduce a set of amendments at Monday’s Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting designed to squeeze a little more housing out of the office-oriented rezoning.

Kim wants to change the zoning north of Harrison Street from “mixed-use office” to “mixed-use residential,” adding housing to that part of the plan’s designated area, which generally runs from close to Market Street south to Townsend Street and from Second...

November 20, 2017

In October 2013, developer Crescent Heights announced that New York celebrity chef Suvir Saran would open an 8,500-square-foot restaurant on the ground floor of NEMA, a 700-unit apartment complex at 10th and Market streets.

“I can’t begin to express my excitement about launching a restaurant in San Francisco and in the NEMA building particularly,” Saran said at the time.

But the restaurant never opened. About 18 months after the an

nouncement, Saran pulled out, citing “unanticipated complications and endless delays.”

And more than four years later, all of the 13,500 square feet of retail space at NEMA sits vacant — a blank glass wall fronts Market Street instead of the lively shops and restaurants the developer had promised.

But Crescent He...

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