|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||7 Jan 2005 01:49:56 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] "A plan for Hunters Point"|
A plan for Hunters Point|
Editorial San Francisco Chronicle January 2, 2005
AFTER 30 years of planning setbacks, environmental impasses and much debate about how it will benefit local residents, it finally appears that the almost mythical notion of developing the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard is on the verge of becoming reality.
With the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission voting to take over a portion of the 500-acre yard from the Navy, and city supervisors endorsing the construction plans, the so called Phase One project on Parcel A is scheduled to begin in March.
Under the plan, construction on Parcel A -- 88 acres of rolling hilltops with sweeping bay vistas -- will include 1,600 housing units. Based on an income-related formula, about 30 percent of homes will be deemed as affordable, presumably meaning they will be within the financial reach of the modest wage-earners who live nearby.
In addition, construction will create as many as 600 new jobs. Fifty percent of them are promised to city residents, focusing on hiring from the immediate neighborhood, where double-digit joblessness has persisted for more than two decades.
For the entire editorial, see
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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