The Bayview Waterfront: Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point
Together, the Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point areas, comprise over 700 acres of waterfront land along San Francisco’s southeastern shores. The integrated development project is designed to provide over 10,500 residential units—a significant portion of which will be offered at below-market rates—over 300 acres of new waterfront parks, including a new “Crissy Field of the South”, approximately 885,000 square feet of neighborhood and destination retail and entertainment space and 2.5 million square feet of commercial space oriented around a “green” science and technology campus targeting emerging technologies. The Project is also being designed to accommodate a world-class football stadium on the Shipyard for the San Francisco 49ers. In addition to these built-in public benefits, the Project’s Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) will include a variety of other plans together aimed to alleviate poverty, increase economic opportunity, and improve the overall health and quality of life of Bayview residents.
The first phase of the Shipyard’s development is already underway (Shipyard Phase 1). Up to 1,600 homes and 26 acres of open space will be built on Shipyard “Parcel A.” Lennar, the City’s development partner for Shipyard Phase 1, will begin construction on the first homes in early 2012. The balance of the Shipyard development (Parcels B through E) will be built in association with Candlestick Point as one development project. In May 2007, the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor approved a resolution endorsing a “Conceptual Framework” for the two sites. Building upon the Conceptual Framework, in June 2008 San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approved the “Bayview Jobs, Parks and Housing Initiative” (Proposition G), which outlined the goals and principles upon which the City may move forward with redevelopment of the integrated area.
The Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency have been working closely with the two community-based advisory organizations that oversee the Project site, the Hunters Point Shipyard Citizens Advisory Committee (“CAC”) and the Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Project Area Committee (“PAC”), as well as City agencies and departments to ensure that, in addition to the public benefits that are intrinsic to the Project—open space, transportation improvements, new housing, job-generating commercial space, a rehabilitated public waterfront—the Project’s DDA establishes Lennar’s obligations for the creation of below-market rate housing, community benefits, community facilities and workforce development and local hiring.