Hunters Point Shipyard/Candlestick Point: A New City Within a City
Creating community means more than just building homes. The Shipyard was once the economic heart of Bayview/Hunters Point and the revival of The Shipyard signals the return as a vibrant connection to the community. By holding close to guiding principals that are mindful of people and nature, we can lay the foundation of a neighborhood.
The internationally recognized master-plan consists of the Hunters Point Shipyard which is a 495-acre, de-commissioned Navy base along San Francisco’s Southeast waterfront PLUS Candlestick Point, immediately to the south of The Shipyard, which occupies 280 acres of San Francisco waterfront.
Redevelopment of this combined area, comprising approximately 775 acres, represents the largest remaining tract of developable land in San Francisco. The plan includes: entitlements for 12,000 homes; 326 acres of parks and open space; 3,150,000 square feet of R&D/office space; 885,000 square feet of retail; 100,000 square feet of community facilities and a 10,000 seat performance venue.
The land plan, designed by the internationally renowned IBI Group and Perkins + Will, formerly SMWM, seamlessly integrates new housing, retail, commercial and parks into adjacent neighborhoods via a new street grid that ties into existing City streets.
In addition to the compact physical plan, Shipyard/Candlestick will be in the forefront of sustainable “green” development practices. The Shipyard will be seeking, at least, a LEED-ND Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The community has been internationally recognized for its environmental potential with the United Nation’s Global Compact Center announcement that their new world-wide Center will be situated within The Shipyard’s “green tech” R&D hub. The Center will focus on the emerging fields of clean technology and green energy that help combat global warming and dependence on fossil fuels.
From start to finish, the renaissance of The Shipyard has been guided by a commitment to meeting the needs of the community. Built on years of public input, the plan;
- Creates hundreds of jobs for local residents
- Generates millions of dollars in contracts for local businesses
- Drives long-term economic development in the community
- Heals environmentally impacted lands