Industrial Site turned into waterfront park and thriving community
Candlestick Point + Hunters Point Shipyard is a 294 hectare brownfield parcel on San Francisco’s southeast waterfront now in the redevelopment planning stage.
Candlestick Point houses the San Francisco 49ers NFL stadium, a partially developed State Park, and one of the City’s most impoverished public housing developments. Hunters Point Shipyard, until its closure in 1974, was a major economic and employment generator in the Bayview neighbourhood. It is now one of the largest superfund (environmentally contaminated) sites in the country.
The redevelopment strategy is a joint initiative between private developer Lennar Urban, the City of San Francisco and the State of California, involving an ongoing dialogue with the public and special interest groups.
Upon completion, the plan will convert almost 50% of the site to new and improved open space. The balance of development will be compact and mesh with the surrounding neighbourhoods. It will house the largest artists’ community in North America, over 10,000 market and non-market homes, community services, and over 3 million sq ft of commercial space including the west coast’s largest green technology research and development zone. These activities are projected to create 10,500 full-time equivalent jobs.
The plan is organized into districts, each comprised of mixed uses clustered around transit and influenced by the City’s leadership in sustainability, the community’s African American roots, the artists’ community, and the site’s maritime history and waterfront location. The districts are linked to each other and surrounding communities by an open space network comprised of an enhanced State Park, new City Parks, and a continuation of the 500+ mile Bay Trail encircling San Francisco Bay.
Master plan and urban design led by IBI Group.