ULI San Francisco: SPUR Office to Housing Conversion: San Francisco Edition (Partner Event)


2023-03-29T16:00:00 - 2023-03-29T17:30:00

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    Please note that this event will be in-person and a recording will be made available on SPUR's website.  
    Since the beginning of the pandemic, San Francisco’s Financial District and South of Market neighborhoods have struggled with the lack of workers returning to their offices on a regular basis. Many of the city’s buildings sit underused, or even empty, which is having a significant impact on the revitalization of SF’s downtown core. The widespread office vacancies, brought on by the unprecedented events of the last two years, present a unique opportunity for developers, owners, and city leaders in the Bay Area, and from across the United States, to rethink and reimagine the uses of many commercial building uses in downtowns.
    ULI SF and SPUR are studying the potential for existing Downtown office buildings in SF to convert to residential uses, and assessing the financial and regulatory challenges to feasibility. Gensler and HR&A Advisors are supporting the technical analysis. Come hear about our findings and recommendations for regulatory changes and incentives that the city and state can provide to facilitate conversions and help to address the need for affordable and workforce housing in San Francisco.
    • Sujata Srivastava, San Francisco Director, SPUR
    • Natalie Sandoval, Executive Director, ULI San Francisco
    • Benedict Tranel, Principal, Gensler
    • Kate Collignon, Partner, HR&A
    • Eric Tao, Managing Partner, L37 Development
    This event is cohosted by the Urban Land Institute San Francisco and SPUR.