Huge San Francisco Redevelopment Project Underway

It's the largest redevelopment project since the great earthquake of 1906: 702 acres, 10,500 residential units, a shipyard brownfield cleanup, and a new stadium (hopefully) for the 49ers. The Environmental Impact Report has just been released.

It's huge - and the release of the 'several thousand page' EIR is a major first step. The site is the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in the Bayview district, the historically neglected southeast corner of the city.

"The completed review paves the way for the city and developer Lennar Urban to seek final approvals from local, state and federal agencies on their joint redevelopment plan for the Hunters Point shipyard and nearby Candlestick Point.

Over the next 20 years, the plan calls for building 10,500 residential units (including 32 percent for affordable housing), 2.5 million square feet of research and development space, a new football stadium, a 75,000-square-foot performance arena, a 300-slip marina, retail stores and artists' live/work space."

From Op-Ed: Candlestick Point-Hunters Point Shipyard project at a milestone
"When complete, the project will include 336 acres of open space, parks, athletic facilities, an arts center, amphitheater and, yes, a football stadium. The environmental-impact report reflects a substantive effort to entice the 49ers to stay in San Francisco in a new stadium."

Full Story: Environmental review of Hunters Point project done

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