The effects of alternative patterns or scenarios of intensive high - rise development are analyzed with respect to the amount and distribution of growth in San Francisco, Calif., in or around the year 1990. The scenarios consist of maps and photographs of the commerical sector of the city; the first outlines the existing skylines and oblique projections, while four subsequent scenarios illustrate and chart expected changes wrought by committed and proposed office and hotel site development. The selected scenarios are discussed in terms of policy issues relating to environmental, transportation, municipal finance, and urban economic considerations. Study findings and conclusions, presented individually for each of these policy areas, discuss, among other things, the city's dependence on offices and hotels as an ''industry,'' describe prototypical ''industry'' workers, and analyze the economic effects of an increase in the work force. Intensive high - rise development will, in addition to increasing city revenues, necessitate increased expenditures for municipal services, particularly those relating to mass transit. Increased building heights are not seen as creating necessarily commensurate increases in environmental problems relating to noise levels, air quality, views and visual impact, park use, and livability. Summary tables present the actual amounts of space, persons, revenues, and costs for 1974 and for the projected scenarios.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Keyser/Marston Associates

    San Francisco, CA  United States 

    Oriffenhagen-Kroeger, Incorporated

    San Francisco, CA  United States 

    Field Research Corporation

    234 Front Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94111

    Kaplan and McLaughlin

    San Francisco, CA  United States 

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    451 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20410
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HUD-0000057
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 2002 12:00AM