Early this morning, the Board of Supervisors signed off on the environmental impact report on a gargantuan $8 billion re-imagining of the old Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. The redevelopment plan, as conceived by Lennar, "calls for creating a neighborhood of 10,500 homes, plus parks and amenities on the 720-acre site of the former shipyard. The development also includes 3.5 million square feet of commercial space -- the planners envision a center of green technology -- as well as 800,000 square feet of retail and 320 acres of open space and parks," reports SF Business Times.
The project, which could prove a massive boon to the city's cinematically gritty Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood, does have its detractors. A smattering of green smartypants claim the project will endanger the surrounding environment. What's more, Supervisor Chirs Daly -- who, along with Eric Mar and John Avalos, voted to uphold the EIR appeal -- worries that the project will displace the area's predominately black community.
"The ultimate result will be widespread gentrification," Daly explains.
Read more thoughtful articles about the Lennar project in Bayview-Hunters Point (a neighborhood in which few journalists call home or visit on a regular basis) at Bay Citizen, SFBG, SF Weekly, SF Public Press, SF Appeal, and SFGate.