SPUR Lunchtime Forum: A New Vision for Muni’s Real Estate

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 SFMTA, the agency in charge of San Francisco’s public transit, traffic, parking and streets, has changed a lot over the past century. Its real estate has evolved along with the agency and today includes bus and train yards, a cable car barn, warehouses and repair shops, offices, 40 parking lots and places to store towed cars. Some of these facilities are at capacity, seismically vulnerable or inefficient. The SFMTA has just released its Real Estate Vision for the 21st Century, offering a slew of recommendations. Join Jason Gallegos of SFMTA and report consultants David Prowler of Prowler, Inc. and Lauren Isaac of Parksons Brinckerhoff as they share the initial conclusions and recommendations from this new plan.

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