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Parkmerced Maximus is transforming Parkmerced into a pedestrian-focused neighborhood.

SAN FRANCISCO—Parkmerced has a long history, GlobeSt.com learns. Consisting of 152 acres, it was originally developed by Metropolitan Life in the 1940s to provide housing for returning soldiers. The current owner/developer Maximus Real Estate Partners has plans to substantially renovate and expand the multifamily property that features more than 3,200 apartments and 10,000 residents.

Maximus is re-examining the way people live and connect in the urban environment with the redevelopment of Parkmerced. Maximus is transforming the community into a pedestrian-focused neighborhood with open green space such as The Meadow, which runs between the four towers on the property’s western edge.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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