Megaprojects Approved in San Francisco

Two major redevelopment projects - Treasure Island and Parkmerced - have been approved after a lengthy process by San Francisco's Board of Supervisors.
June 16, 2011, 5am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Treasure Island is a 400-acre former military base built on a manmade island in San Francisco Bay. Plans have been in the works for years, and will result in "a mix of 8,000 low rise and high rise housing units and a denser core made of mid-rise buildings and skyscrapers..." according to The Architect's Newspaper.

Parkmerced, on the other hand,is a planned neighborhood of high-rise apartment towers and low-rise garden apartments in southwestern San Francisco, California. Lydia Lee reports that Parkmerced "will be updated with local retail, a MUNI stop, and a fine-grained network of streets and pedestrian pathways. It will also be made 4 times denser, replacing the low-rise apartments with new low and mid-rise buildings.

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Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in The Architect's Newspaper
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