What Should be Changed to Enable High Rise Apartment Complexes in San Francisco?

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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What Should be Changed to Enable High Rise Apartment Complexes in San Francisco?

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