San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Commission’s capital committee is currently discussing purchasing an area covering 19,570 sq. feet to create a new park in the South of Market area. The half acre, which can be found on 11th street between Minna and Natoma streets, is located in San Francisco’s District 6, which currently has the smallest and fewest parks in the City.
Although San Francisco is in a housing affordability crisis, Supervisor Jane Kim who represents the area where the park is planned says that “yes, we need more housing but in order to plan and build more complete neighborhoods we must plan for open space and recreation as well.” (San Francisco Examiner) More information on the proposed plans for the Western SOMA park can be found here.
Do you think this space should be used to build additional housing units, or as an open space for residents of the area to enjoy? Let us know in the comments!