I’ve included a link below to a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle concerning a proposed development in Berkeley and the implications of the recently enacted SB 35 here in California. While this developer is one of the first to invoke the provisions of SB 35, this may become an increasingly popular tool for developers aiming to avoid a multi year delay in the entitlement/environmental review process. Given the continuing pervasive housing shortage in California and the politically backed focus on affordable housing, SB 35 will be an interesting test case, though the eye-popping affordable housing minimum requirements (50% in several Bay Area cities) will likely cause the vast majority of developers to pass for financial considerations.


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