Redevelopment Project Sweeps The Bay Area

In San Francisco, almost one out of every six acres is slated to become parkland in the new urban infill projects in Mission Bay.

According to Peter Harnik, the 303-acre site was a former industrial area, port rail terminal and warehousing center that suffered through decades of decline." Once the redevelopment project is complete, he states that the area will have 6,000 residential units, 6 million square feet of commercial space, a hotel, a university campus, retail – and 49 acres of new parkland.

Currently, Mission Creek Sports Courts is a 3-acre new park that is the first to come from this giant project. Harnik says that "the park contains courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis, a dog run, a small boat launch for human-powered vessels (kayaks and canoes), a walkway, a bikeway, and a multipurpose lawn. A separate community facilities district was formed to fund park maintenance and operations."

Full Story: Creating and Financing Infill Parks in the Bay Area: Part IV


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