Gallery: LEED Certified Forest City Opens This Week in SF’s Presidio

 
The project butts up against the trees of the National Park: nearby another restoration involves landscaping and acknowledging a cemetery that was paved over in the 1950s to make way for a tennis court.

The Presidio is a kind of unique beast: once an army base, now a national park. Its managing foundation, The Presidio Trust, has been federally funded since its inception, but that funding has decreased yearly as part of a plan to make the foundation financially self-sufficient. The result is large residential projects like this neighborhood, where the expected rental income will pay the park’s operating costs. Check out the photos for an interesting look at what happens when history, sustainable building, our military past and high-end living meet.

+ The Presidio Trust

+ Forest City

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  1. glucky September 23, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Just out of curiosity what kind of roof do these buildings have??

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