My neighbor who knows what’s going on in the neighborhood told me the sad news. There’s going to be a development of mixed-use apartments like we saw with the site of the former City of Roses Motel. I don’t have specifications yet, but I’m guessing there won’t be parking, or much parking included. Given that this is one block north of our house, Matt and I can probably say goodbye to easy street parking.
Again, I must be careful in my lamenting as my current duplex residence also replaced a single family house. And it didn’t include parking either. I’ve been thinking more about this issue lately because the City Club just did a study about affordable housing and the membership voted to amend the report to re-zone single family neighborhoods to increase density. And there was this very intriguing interview with Sonja Trauss of SF BARF saying yes, big projects should be built. I found myself agreeing with her logic, but also resisting because I hate to see houses that are well cared for destroyed for something big and ugly and usually hugely over-priced.