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SAN FRANCISCO | Parkmerced Redevelopment

Massive Parkmerced Project Slated To Break Ground

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The massive redevelopment plan for Parkmerced includes 5,679 net new units of housing, for a neighborhood total of 8,900; a network of new neighborhood parks, athletic fields, greenways and an organic farm; new underground garages on the west side of the site to discourage casual car usage by residents concentrated in buildings on the eastern side of the site; and a rerouting of MUNI’s M Ocean View line from 19th Avenue through the development, along with re-designed streets, bike paths and other transportation improvements.

And if everything goes as currently planned, construction for the first phase of the three-decade project, which includes the building of 1,668 housing units, of which 222 will be one-to-one replacement units for those demolished during Phase One, has been scheduled to commence in early February 2016.
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Cool. Very ambitious.

Is there a concern that this level of density is too much for a single Muni line to handle?
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After Massive $1.8B Infusion, Megadevelopment Construction Will Begin Next Year Read

After Massive $1.8B Infusion, Megadevelopment Construction Will Begin Next Year
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The developer of one of San Francisco's most far-reaching megadevelopments says a major loan package has made it likely the project will now break ground next year.
https://www.bisnow.com/san-francisco...package-102108
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Rendering of the Parkmerced infill plan from the linked article above:

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It is a very impressive masterplan, the only thing that could make it better would have been a few 30+ floor highrises mixed in.
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It is a very impressive masterplan, the only thing that could make it better would have been a few 30+ floor highrises mixed in.
Personally I am not a fan of the "tower in a park" type of structure. It basically means people need to drive everywhere and discourages walking. Residential towers belong downtown as part of a continuous commercial streetwall so the residents have most retail and other commercial needs within a few blocks and perhaps can even walk to work.
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There's already highrises at Parkmerced. All I'm saying is it would have been cool to add a few really tall ones. Not sure how that would be harmful.
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Investment firm approves $275 million loan for S.F.'s Parkmerced

Denver-based Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO) recently approved a $275 million mezzanine loan — a type of loan made up of debt and equity — for the Parkmerced apartment buildout, the Registry has reported.
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfranc...n-for-s-f.html
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There's already highrises at Parkmerced. All I'm saying is it would have been cool to add a few really tall ones. Not sure how that would be harmful.
Tall highrises aren’t harmful. Tall residential buildings surrounded by grassy lawns free of neighborhood retail or services so large numbers of people can’t walk to a restaurant or bank or drycleaner or cafe and have to drive to such places are bad. In the case of the Park Merced plan, such businesses may be salted throughout the plan area but it doesn’t look like it on the renderings and it looks like the planners were more concerned with the greenery than such carbon-sparing convenience services.
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Tall highrises aren’t harmful. Tall residential buildings surrounded by grassy lawns free of neighborhood retail or services so large numbers of people can’t walk to a restaurant or bank or drycleaner or cafe and have to drive to such places are bad. In the case of the Park Merced plan, such businesses may be salted throughout the plan area but it doesn’t look like it on the renderings and it looks like the planners were more concerned with the greenery than such carbon-sparing convenience services.
It does have a very 1960's "Towers in the Park" vibe to it.
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Tall highrises aren’t harmful. Tall residential buildings surrounded by grassy lawns free of neighborhood retail or services so large numbers of people can’t walk to a restaurant or bank or drycleaner or cafe and have to drive to such places are bad. In the case of the Park Merced plan, such businesses may be salted throughout the plan area but it doesn’t look like it on the renderings and it looks like the planners were more concerned with the greenery than such carbon-sparing convenience services.
I mean, you can have both greenery and street lined retail. This proposal looks good. A good mix of both things you mentioned.
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I mean, you can have both greenery and street lined retail. This proposal looks good. A good mix of both things you mentioned.
Hard to tell at the scale of the rendering. Fingers crossed.
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I used to live here many years ago. Wild how different it will be soon.
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