But in San Francisco, we have been redesigning public housing to be very functional and livable. Consider Valencia Gardens. Located in the Mission it is a symbol of good design and development. Defensible design features includes private back yards and decks and fenced-in play yards
It replaced 246 dilapidated and blighted public housing units with 260 new mixed income flats and townhouse units with multi-purpose facilities. The revitalization also includes a new ancillary senior housing site with 60 new apartments and a new senior center.
Building on the success of Valencia Gardens San Francisco is looking to re-create the urban blight known as Hunters View. The really interesting part of this story is that the builders want to include things like community areas and retail space to help enliven the community.
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