Would you allow higher densities with increased efficient transit service?

Even I don't live in here, exactly, I often shop here, and I just graduated from A.P. Giannini, which is located here. I believe that our responsibillity is to increase sustainable forms of living, and sustainabillity includes efficient transportation. Even though this district that I love has its virtues of quietness and neighborhood cohesion, I belive that it wouldn't hurt to allow 5 to 8 story buildings along Irving, Judah, and Taraval Streets in the Central Sunset, and to elevate the N and L lines. As you know (hopefully), the N line is already overcrowded, and I believe it would help to grade-separate those lines. Also, the taller buildings would allow office space, more retail, and more residents, thus more local jobs and opportunities for improvement. The new units would also help fund the elevation of the metro lines. For those who want the old Sunset, don't worry, large swaths outside of the main corridors will remain untouched.
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DirtyHarry 2yrs+
That is an interesting idea. The Sunset is generally an underated area. I definitely think that if you got some nicer stores and cooler hang-outs you with better transportation that this area could be better utilized. However, it would definitely change the Sunset--drive rents up and make for a mess while you were in the process of growing it.

Also, I wonder if it would actually have that much of an effect on sustainability. If it became like South Beach, for example, the high prices would keep the average person from taking advantage of it.

I don't know, it is certainly worthy of consideration.
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truesimgod 2yrs+
Three things I want to address: sustainability, affordability, and the scope of the proposed development. I will adress the last later.
According to my own observation, about half of the students at APG get dropped off by car, according to my own observation. That does not include the amount of people who use their car for other purposes. I am sure the ratio would rise if I included that. When new residents arrive and they use the upgraded public transit, the ratio of car users will decrease.
I do acknowledge that prices will rise in the Sunset with my developments, but I plan to counter that with another tier of affordable housing, which is designed for buyers/renters with 100% to 200% of median income.
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