Flooded San Francisco High-Rise Delays Return for Tenants Until 2024

Tenants of 33 Tehama Street in San Francisco won’t be able to return to their apartments until 2024 due to the extensive repairs needed after two floods last year. The luxury high-rise is owned by Hines, a Houston-based developer, and more than 400 residents were displaced by the floods, which sent over 20,000 gallons of water cascading through the building. 

The developer has been working for 17 months to repair the damage caused by a water main failure atop the 403-unit high-rise, and the firm first told residents they could return to their homes a year ago. However, the homecoming has been pushed into next year.

The tenants were forced to evacuate the 35-story luxury tower after two summer floods last year, and Hines has worked tirelessly to repair the damage caused by the water main failure. The firm initially told residents they could return to their homes a year ago, but the repairs have taken longer than expected, and the tenants have been informed that they won’t be able to return until 2024.

The flooding caused significant damage to the building, and the repairs have been extensive. The tenants won’t be able to return to their homes for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, or Christmas this year, and they will have to wait until 2024 to move back in.

The flooding at 33 Tehama Street is not the first time a luxury high-rise in San Francisco has flooded. Another residential high-rise at 100 Van Ness Ave. flooded in October 2022, and residents were displaced from 16 units. The majority of the water damage in the building was on the lower floors, and the residents were moved to sister properties.