Strategies to Lower Cost & Speed Housing Production: A Case Study of San Francisco’s 833 Bryant Street Project

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Exterior of 833 Bryant Street in San Francisco.
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833bryant.org

Construction costs in the San Francisco Bay Area have grown prohibitively expensive, making it difficult to feasibly develop new affordable or even market-rate housing.

This case study analyzed the costs of a permanent supportive housing development at 833 Bryant Street in San Francisco that was undertaken through an accelerator initiative to achieve cost savings.

Download “Strategies to Lower Cost and Speed Housing Production: A Case Study of San Francisco’s 833 Bryant Street Project” (PDF).

Strategies included:

  • Committing to defined and ambitious cost and timeline goals
  • Deploying unrestricted capital to fund many costs during construction
  • Receiving approval for the Streamlined Ministerial Approval Process under Senate Bill No. 35
  • Using off-site construction of apartment units

The analysis found 833 Bryant would be completed about 30% faster and at 25% less cost than comparable projects.