New homes and retail may replace some of the broad landscaping and surface parking that marks the suburban Park Merced complex in the southwest corner of the city. However, one aspect that the $1.2 billion project won't change is rent-control for current tenants.
"The broad, sprawling streets that promote driving now run counter to the city's transit-first policy, which promotes using transit, biking and walking, said Gabriel Metcalf, head of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, a pro-development think tank."
"Park Merced is part of the city that was conceived in an age when Americans hated urban complexity," he said. "What we've learned in the half-century since it was created is that traditional city patterns ... is the more sustainable way of living."
The plan needs approval of the city's planning Commission and county Board of Supervisors.
Thanks to SF Streetsblog