Hunters Point Project Moves Ahead in San Francisco

The redevelopment of former Navy land at Hunters Point in San Francisco appears to be moving ahead after a judge overruled environmental objections that could have stalled development of the new residential neighborhood.

"Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith, in a 37-page ruling made public Monday, found that the environmental review for the mega-project was adequate in all regards except one: the early transfer of some parcels of the shipyard.

Developers working with the city had hoped to take over two parcels before the Navy had finished cleaning them up to finish the remediation themselves and start construction more efficiently. Now their timetable will be slightly delayed.

Concerns about naturally occurring asbestos becoming airborne or the release of toxic material at the Superfund site in the case of an earthquake were adequately dealt with through mitigation measures outlined in the environmental impact report approved by the city, Goldsmith found."

The Navy will continue the cleanup o the site, and then turn it over to the city which is developing a 10,000-unit neighborhood on the site.

Full Story: Hunters Point redevelopment given OK to progress

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