Pacific Heights Residents' Association http://kalw.org en Preserving neighborhood character by design http://kalw.org/post/preserving-neighborhood-character-design <p>The first time I went to Pacific Heights, I expected to be surrounded by mansions, flower gardens, and expensive boutiques. Those weren&#39;t difficult to find, but while sitting in Lafayette Park during my first visit, I was surprised to see eight story apartment buildings nestled in between gold trimmed Victorian houses. That&#39;s when I began to investigate what was behind that juxtaposition &ndash; and what it meant in a neighborhood with a history of fighting up-zoning to preserve its dignified nature.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:54:30 +0000 Fatima Duran 14337 at http://kalw.org Preserving neighborhood character by design