The Lennar development planned for Hunter's Point Shipyard had been stalled after some funding snafus, but this week the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure approved the massive redevelopment project that includes construction of a new Alice Griffith public housing complex. The Bayview housing project will construct new housing next to the existing, with no displacement of the current residents. Thanks to a $30.5M grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, construction on the new units is expected to start in January 2015. The Commission also approved Lennar's mega development planned for the 38 acre site of Candlestick Park, which will include 16 blocks of retail, entertainment, and 478 affordable homes and up to 755 market-rate homes. This comes hot on the heels of the start of construction for 60 of the affordable housing units planned for the site. According to the Mayor's office, infrastructure work like streets, utilities, and nine acres of new city parks will begin this year once the 49ers stadium is demolished.
· Mayor Lee Announces Approval For New Alice Griffith Public Housing Community & Candlestick Point Plans [SF Mayor's Office]
· Commission Approves Plan To Start Building New Public Housing Complex, 1.1 Million Square Foot Development [SF Appeal]
· Previous Coverage of Hunter's Point Shipyard project [Curbed SF]