Analysis of the property's maximum development potential based on the planning regulations
This property is a Dwelling designated as a Single-Family Residential unit at 1 story (2 levels), 6 rooms, 1 bathroom.
Existing Bldg. Usable area
Based on the current zoning regulations, this property may have additional units. This means more living space for you, your family and possible tenants.
The difference between the cost of improvement and the market value gives more value to the property.
Rental units are a great way to pay back the initial investment and to generate passive income. Check the Budget tab to see the average rents in the area.
* Consult your Realtor for a more accurate estimate of the new property value in the area
Below is the Maximum New Building calculated for this lot, without taking into consideration any existing structures on site.
Read this Typical Areas article if you want to understand what this TOTAL New Building area may give you in terms of living spaces.
ADU max. size
** The calculation of the existing and new building area in this Report are just estimates based on our interpretation of the current Planning Code, policies, and the State Law. Verify it with the local planner, architect and/or a surveyor. CityStructure Group Inc disclaims any representation or warranties as to the accuracy of the presented information.
The cost of a construction project depends on many variables. Below are calculated only rough estimates.
Building new area
~ $ 500
Remodel existing house
Demo / site work
1 Bd. + 1 Ba
~ $ 38,400 / year
3 Bd. + 1 Ba
~ $ 68,400 / year
2 Bd. + 1 Ba
~ $ 54,000 / year
3 Bd. + 2 Ba
~ $ 72,000 / year
* Consult your Realtor for a more accurate estimate of the new property value and rents in the area
Your lending options depend widely on your financial context and ownership status to this property. Considering the scope of the work, these are the most commune loan options:
An FHA 203k loan is a mortgage loan that allows you to purchase a property needing repairs or renovations and include the costs in the mortgage. With a 203k, borrowers must complete renovations within 6 months of closing. Read more ...
Construction loans are short-term, interim loans used for new home construction. The contractor receives disbursements as work progresses. Read more ...
Borrowing against the equity in your home is a cheaper way to finance renovations than putting the cost on a credit card, whether you choose a home equity loan or a HELOC. One drawback is that both types of loans require you to pay closing costs and fees similar to a traditional mortgage. Read more ...
* CityStructure Group Inc doesn't back up any of the lenders. This information is presented just for your convenience. We encourage you to do your own research.
Construction projects follow few Phases: Schematic or Design, Permit and Construction Phase. Below is a list of professionals you may need to help you complete each Phase for this type of project. Need referrals?
Architect / Designer
Drafting Schematic Drawings and Specs
Experienced professional that could represent/act/oversee the project to make sure that the owner's interest are met. This person is recommended but not mandatory for a project.
Land survey to locate the property lines, the existing building on site and utilities
Schematic Drawings and Specs
Geotechnical of the soil composition, if the structural engineer requires
Architect / Designer
Permit Drawings and Specs
Architect / Designer
Construction Drawings and project management
Oversee the construction, purchase materials and hire subcontractors
The calculations of the possible new additions to the existing building on this property are based on the state and local planning regulations applicable to this lot.
Read below few of the regulations we followed in this analysis.
Zoning: RH-1 (RESIDENTIAL- HOUSE, ONE FAMILY)
One-Family District. These Districts are occupied almost entirely by single-family houses on lots 25 feet in width, without side yards. Floor sizes and building styles vary but tend to be uniform within tracts developed in distinct time periods. Though built on separate lots, the structures have the appearance of small-scale row housing, rarely exceeding 35 feet in height. Front setbacks are common, and ground level open space is generous. In most cases the single-family character of these Districts has been maintained for a considerable time.
Residential Zoning Regulations in San Francisco here ...
New Bonus: Dwelling Unit Density Exception & SB9
Dwelling Unit Density Exception: may be eligible This is a new ordinance issued in San Francisco that allows 4 units and 6 units for corner lots on all residential (RH) lots if the project follows certain restrictions. Learn more about Dwelling Unit Density Exception ordinance here...
Senate Bill 9 : allows lots located in single-family districts to have 2 units + 1 ADU or to Split the Lot and have 2 units on each one. San Francisco aligned with this new density bonus. Order full SB9 report.
Homeowners have the choice to further improve their property and get permits under SB-9 or the current Base Zoning. Read more about the eligibility criteria for SB9.
Height Restrictions: 40-X
Height of a dwelling in any RH-1(D), RH-1 or RH-1(S) District cannot exceed a 35 feet except :if the average ground elevation at the rear line of the lot is higher by 20 or more feet than at the front line, then the height can be 40 feet ;if the average ground elevation at the rear line of the lot is lower by 20 or more feet than at the front line, then the height is reduced to 30 feet, and the permitted height shall be reduced to 25 feet where the average ground elevation at the rear line of the lot is lower by 40 or more feet than at the front line.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also called secondary units, in-law units, or cottages, are accessory units. Adding an ADU to your property can provide several benefits, such as providing housing for family members, simplifying your lifestyle, and increased financial flexibility. Learn more about building ADU in this article
CEQA: Type B - Unknown historic status or “Not evaluated”
“Not evaluated” properties or which have a temporary designation NRSC/CHRSC of 7 while waiting for evaluation from the State Office of Historic Preservation need additional investigation to determine the underlying information / evidence regarding its historic status. Read more here...
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