Major Increase to Jobs Housing Linkage Fee Takes Effect

Originally posted to Unfamiliar Terrain

Effective December 16, costs for many office and laboratory projects in San Francisco are now higher. As we previously reported, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the more than doubling of the Citywide Jobs Housing Linkage Fee (JHLF) for such projects in November. The Mayor declined to veto the ordinance but instead returned it unsigned, expressing concern in an accompanying letter that the JHLF increase “must be done in a way that takes into account economic analysis, financial feasibility, and the different impacts experienced by our small businesses.” See our November and September blog posts for more information about the JHLF increase and the related nexus analysis and feasibility assessment.