San Francisco’s downtown economic core has been struggling since the start of the pandemic, and there is one idea to help it that just won’t die: Convert empty office buildings into housing.
The city’s center is dominated by commercial space that remains hollowed out by the ongoing switch to remote work, landing San Francisco at the bottom of metrics for post-pandemic recovery of downtowns nationwide. An influx of people living there, urban planners say, could foster a walkable community with a more sustainable economic ecosystem of new grocery stores, pharmacies and other retail stores in place of businesses that shuttered during the pandemic...
RSK: As stated in the article...in most cases it will take some form of government assistance to make conversion work.
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