Warning: we’re about to suggest some pretty crazy things and the idea of building apartments in a public park likely will piss some people off and cause them to experience Internet Outrage, which is a real disease that affects millions. It’s all good, though; we don’t necessarily think we should actually destroy all of the parks in lieu of high rises. We just wanted to take a moment to think outside of the box about a problem no one can stop discussing: the housing shortage in San Francisco.
Since we’re better known for picking good burgers than we are for solving world issues, we made sure to run our proposals by an expert in the form of Kristy Wang, the community planning policy director for SPUR, a non-profit that promotes good planning and government in the Bay Area. And uh, SPOILER ALERT: there was one idea she actually liked! Still, she does remind us that none of our ideas are necessarily even needed at this point in time. “It’s not that there’s a shortage of land to build on in San Francisco right now,” she says. “It’s that there’s a shortage of money to build.” Politics, man. Politics.