City approves Central SoMa plan, paving way for unprecedented development boom

After years of fierce debate, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved an ambitious plan on Tuesday that may pave the way for unprecedented development in the city’s growing SoMa neighborhood.

The Central SoMa Plan upzones the area between Second and Sixth streets, mostly from Howard to Townsend streets. The plan increases the height limit on some high-rises to 400 feet, allowing for office buildings to accommodate up to 32,000 jobs. The plan also authorizes 8,800 housing units, 33 percent…