2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 08:39:32 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Hunter's Point (San Francisco, CA) Lawsuit
Last stand against Lennar

Final lawsuit challenging Hunters Point redevelopment project awaits a judge's ruling

By Caitlin
San Francisco Bay Guardian
April 26, 2011

Hunters Point, the last major swath of usable land in San Francisco, appears at first glance to be a developer's dream - a prime piece of real estate with sweeping views of the bay, ample space, and a city government eager to capitalize on its potential.

But community groups have filed lawsuits challenging the project's many uncertainties, such as the fate of the toxic stew beneath the former U.S. Navy base in the heart of the project area, and both sides are now awaiting a court ruling on whether more studies are needed.

As an EPA-designated Superfund site, the 500-acre plot is home to an abundance of buried chemical contaminants, radioactive waste, and other unknown toxins, and the Navy has been slow to clean it up. Concerned that development plans have been premature in the face of this lingering mess, opponents filed lawsuits against developer Lennar Corp. and the city last year.

The project, approved July 2010 by the Board of Supervisors, includes plans for a new stadium for the 49ers, 10,500 housing units, parks, and commercial retail space. It has received praise from city and state government agencies as an economic and cultural boon to the community. But activist groups say the cleanup should happen before development occurs.


For the entire article, see

See also http://spot.us/pitches/558-superfund-city/story


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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