What Should be Changed to Enable High Rise Apartment Complexes in San Francisco?
So there is little doubt that San Francisco currently has a housing problem and traffic isn't too much better. If anyone has taken the time to visit, SF also has a noticable lack of apartments taller than 6 stories with thousands of 2 story townhomes. This creates a number of problems: 1) Housing prices go up due to artificially created demand and 2) streets and highways become congested, since you need a car to really get around. I suppose an offshoot of #2 is a higher number of car accidents, thefts, and aggressive drivers.
My question is, how could building codes be changed/streamlined to enable more high rise apartments to be constructed? It seems like doing so would be a benefit to just about everyone.
I will acknowledge that earthquakes are a constant issue to be careful of, but surely innovations in building design must enable sturdier structures than ones built in the 50s-70s.
Submitted July 08, 2017 at 08:19PM by MechCADdie
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