There’s been much uproar among some in Glen Park over the fact that BART is clearly mulling over the possibility of building something (most likely housing) on its parking lot on Bosworth.
(Though note that anonymous posting about a large apartment complex planned for the lot were incorrect – that was a student project by a UC Berkeley class and not anything anyone was actually thinking of doing.)
San Francisco’s city policy is clearly to push more more housing density close to mass transit, and you can’t get closer or more mass than a apartment complex across from a BART stop.
Some in the neighborhood feel that things are plenty dense enough and that Glen Park’s idyllic character is being destroyed by more people and more cars.
Others like the idea of more people, as it means that more shops of all sorts can be supported, making our neighborhood even more walkable, in addition to being more environmentally friendly.
Thus far no one’s really heard much from BART on this, it’s all been conjecture and guesses by other city agencies that really don’t have any say over what BART does.
To get some real facts, the Glen Park Association and the Glen Park Merchants Association have invited representatives of the SF Planning and BART Planning departments to provide us a status update on village development.
The meeting takes place TONIGHT, April 6th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. The location is St. John’s School, 925 Chenery St.
All members of the community are invited to attend.
To celebrate the Glen Park Association Website turning ten years old, we are reposting some of our favorite stories from the last ten years.