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May 03, 2018

S.F. developers win bid to build 800 homes in South San Francisco

Four well-known developers faced off to develop a 6-acre housing site in South San Francisco near the city’s BART station. On Wednesday night, after a three-hour meeting, the city council picked San Francisco-based AGI and KASA Partners as its winning team, with AGI Avant Inc., Kwan Henmi Architects, BAR Architects, GLS Landscape/Architecture, RHAA Landscape Architects, and Bridge Housing.

Other components include 5,000 square feet for a childcare center, seven acres of parks and open space and 13,000 square feet of retail.

The city council said it was a tough choice, but in the end AGI/KASA won based on their financial offering and ability to rally community support.

The next step is for the city and the developer to sign an exclusive negotiating agreement, which will take about a month, said City Manager Mike Futrell. After that, the developer will refine the proposal, which still needs city approval. That process could take a year or so, after which the developer could break ground.

Read the full article on the San Francisco Business Times