Mayor Hails Milestones in Redevelopment of Hunters Point Shipyard

Mayor Hails Milestones in Redevelopment of Hunters Point Shipyard Planning & Redevelopment Commissions’ Approval of EIR & Redevelopment Plan Are Major Boost for Project to Bring Thousands of New Jobs, Affordable Housing Units & New Parks to Southeast Communit

Mayor Gavin Newsom today hailed passage of the Hunters Point Shipyard environmental impact report (EIR) and redevelopment plan by the San Francisco Planning and Redevelopment Commissions as critical milestones in the redevelopment of the Hunters Point Shipyard.

“This is a major milestone for our efforts to transform the shipyard from an environmental blight to a showcase of jobs, affordable housing, parks and green-technology investment for the Bayview and our entire City,” said Mayor Newsom. “The approvals of the EIR and Redevelopment Plan reflect the years of hard work, rigorous study and extensive community involvement invested in revitalizing our City’s Southeastern Waterfront.”

The Bayview-Hunters point site comprises 720 acres of waterfront land along San Francisco’s southeastern shores. The development project is designed to provide 10,500 residential units—32% of which will be offered at below-market rates—320 acres of parks and open space, including a new “Crissy Field of the South,” approximately 700,000 square feet of destination retail and entertainment space and over 2.5 million square feet of commercial space oriented around a “green” science and technology campus. The project can also accommodate an optional site for a world-class football stadium for the San Francisco 49ers.

Posted on June 4, 2010 | The comments to this entry are closed.