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

 
A view from Building 1801's third floor addition. Life in the trees is not cheap: rent prices in the building range from $2,000- $5,800 a month. There are no low-income housing units, as those exist elsewhere in the Presidio. Folks who can afford the rent get the benefit of a fitness center, dining room and workshop, and are offered a free muni pass if they give up their parking space. Great luxury living for some, daydream fodder for the rest of us.

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

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


1 Comment

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

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

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home