Homes, Not Parking

The Balboa Reservoir is the perfect spot for housing in San Francisco, Nicole Lindler argues, and the notion that it should remain a surface parking lot shows badly disordered priorities.
April 21, 2018, 9am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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The Balboa Reservoir could be the site of 500 affordable housing units. "The reservoir, which has never served its original purpose, has instead been used as a massive parking lot for decades, on loan to CCSF by the Public Utilities Commission even though it sits near Balboa Park BART Station and several high-frequency bus lines," Nicole Lindler reports for the San Francisco Examiner.

The coalition fighting against the development is acting against the wider interests of San Franciscans broadly Linder contends. She points out that "… when San Franciscans went to the polls in 2016, we overwhelmingly passed Proposition C to increase The City’s mandatory affordable housing requirements for new projects."

"No one likes to lose parking, but losing long time low- and middle-income San Franciscans because The City has nowhere to house them is much worse," Lindler contends.

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Published on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in San Francisco Chronicle
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