sustainable design, Presidio, Forest City, leed, sustainable architecture, green design, architecture and the city festival, 2010, san francisco, the presidio trust

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