Parkmercedvision -- FOR THE FUTURE

Parkmerced Vision

The New Parkmerced Vision. Imagine a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to transform an aging housing complex and the surrounding area into a vibrant neighborhood. Imagine a shared commitment to turn a blighted landscape into an international model of urban sustainability. Imagine that vision is becoming reality. Parkmerced will become a cleaner, safer, healthier living community that residents will be proud to call home, and will have a significant, positive impact on the city and the residents of San Francisco.

The goal is to be one of America’s first net-zero carbon communities.

Parkmerced will be a resident oriented community that reflects the richness of San Francisco’s cultural diversity and the city’s commitment to social and economic equity. It will also provide a proving ground for the most advanced techniques in combating climate change and providing innovative transportation strategies.

New housing, new amenities that include a retail corridor that will feature retail and professional office space, usable public space, web-based networking and multiple transit connection options all using the most current green building practices and technologies.

A revitalized Parkmerced can be an anchor of prosperity for the neighborhood, for San Francisco, and most importantly, for our residents. For over two years, we have worked with local and national partners, including current residents and neighbors, to study and analyze constraints, opportunities and potential for Parkmerced. This interactive process has provided us with invaluable input and feedback, and we will continue to work toward a better future together. We invite you to explore the website to learn about our plans.

Parkmerced Today. At a Glance
  • 3,221-unit rental apartment community
  • 116 acres; similar in size to other San Francisco neighborhoods such as West Portal, Nob Hill, Inner Sunset and others
  • 11 towers with 153 apartments each and 1,538 townhouse apartments
  • Built in the late 1940s to provide housing for military families after World War II
  • 30 acres of the original Parkmerced was sold off by previous owners
  • Purchased by Parkmerced Investors in October of 2005.
  • Parkmerced Investors immediately began a $135 million renovation program to address deferred maintenance left by previous owners.
  • Web site on current rentals and residential relations:
The New Parkmerced. Imagine Cleaner, Safer, Healthier Living
  • 15- to 20-year revitalization program that includes dramatic improvements to housing, transportation, amenities, open space
  • All 3,221 existing rental homes will either be retained as is or replaced with new homes
  • Protect current residents and provide any who live in apartment homes in need of replacement with new onsite apartments at the same rent-controlled rate of their existing homes (for more information click here)
  • An average of 200 to 300 new homes a year with 5,679 net new homes
  • Mix of for-rent and for-sale in a variety of housing styles from low- to mid-rise and townhomes to flats
  • Improved green space with over 50 usable acres of parks, plazas, paths, playing fields, greenways
  • Increased neighborhood serving amenities, services and retail with over 400,000 square feet
  • Rerouted Muni M-line into Parkmerced
  • Shuttles to Bart; bike and pedestrian paths; and other transit enhancements
  • Relandscaped 19th Avenue, improved local streets and access into Parkmerced
  • Up to a 60 percent reduction in energy use and 40 percent in water use per existing unit.

Owner's Commitment
  • Create a vibrant neighborhood for our residents and the community.
  • Use smart design and planning to reduce Parkmerced and San Francisco's impact on the environment.
  • Protect our residents and provide any who live in apartments slated for replacement with new onsite apartments at the same rent-controlled rate of their existing units. For more information, please click here.
  • Make Parkmerced an international model of 21st century urban sustainability.


San Francisco Housing Action Coalition

San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association


Parkmerced Vision Internship Applications Now Available!
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Parkmerced Robert L. Pender Memorial Scholarship Applications Now Available!
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Missed the 5/9/16 Resident Meeting? We’ve uploaded the presentation for you. Click Here to View

Parkmerced Resident Newsletter
(April 2016) Now Available!
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SOM’s Parkmerced Vision Plan Receives Nation’s Highest Honor in Architecture & Urban Design:

SF Planning Department released the 19th Avenue Corridor Study. For a copy of the report please go to:

The SF Planning Department released video from the December 16 Parkmerced Informational Hearing. To watch the video go to:

SF Planning Department released the 19th Avenue Corridor Study. For a copy of the report please go to:


Spring Resident Meeting
When: Monday, May 09, 2016, 6pm - 8pm
Where: St. Thomas More Catholic School (Gymnasium), 50 Thomas More Way at Brotherhood Way, San Francisco

Our next meeting open to all existing Parkmerced residents. We will be providing an update on the Parkmerced Vision Plan and reaching out to get more feedback on the Parking Relocation Plan. A shuttle will be provided with pick-up locations at the Parkmerced Leasing Office and 810 Gonzalez Drive; the shuttle will operate on a loop beginning at 5:30PM until 8:30PM. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!