Redevelopment = Jobs

bobbyh's picture

I was so happy to see the green light given to the redevelopment of the Hunters Point Shipyard, finally.  This is one of the last large pieces of land that we have yet to develop and the project's near unanimous approval through the Board of Supervisors (minus Chris Daly ofcourse) means that we will create over 12,000 new jobs in San Francisco--that is a real game changer! 

Its also nice that the City stands to generate $11 billion in property tax revenue from the upgrade!  Wins all around.

Anyone interested in the local hiring part of this, see the link below.  This will make a real difference in the lives of so many San Franciscans, especially in the Bayview-Hunters Point area.

http://www.hunterspointcommunity.com/business.html

Ben Shore's picture

Absolutely!

Moving forward on this plan is great for San Francisco and San Franciscans. This is a project that will create an untold number of jobs during the process of construction with even more created after completion. Not even to mention the number of new housing units, 30% of which will be affordable, that will be built. This project is great for labor, the Hunters Point community and really the City as a whole.

Juan Carlos Sanchez's picture

S.F. Supes Approve Approve Hunters Point Redevelopment

"San Francisco supervisors ended more than a decade of hope and controversy Tuesday when they overwhelmingly approved a project to transform the abandoned Hunters Point Naval Shipyard into a new waterfront community of homes, businesses and green technology." - click here for article.

A sign that our Board of Supervisors is doing its part to redevelop SF while creating more jobs and other much-needed amenities for all in the city to enjoy.

Juan Carlos Sanchez's picture

Treasure Island Redevelopment - more jobs and housing

I heard on NPR yesterday that our Treasure Island hosted the 1939-1940 World's Fair. Such an attraction deserves revitalization and San Franciscan's deserve the new jobs and housing that will come with it. I am encouraged to read that the city is moving forward on the project - check it out.

"More than 8,000 new homes, a marina, hotel, ferry terminal and new parks are planned to be built on the islands in the coming decades."

SF Citizen's picture

Job Growth Expected

An article in the Chronicle today offers encouragement for the job market in San Francisco. "Despite losing 30,000 jobs during the recession, San Francisco is poised to bounce back, stronger, thanks to growth in software, biotech and trade, city leaders said at a conference at the PG&E Auditorium on Tuesday." http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/01/BU5C1F6B9T.DTL

Phil Ting's picture

Jobs and Change

A prime example of good redevelopment is the CityPlace project on Market between 5th and 6th St.  I know the block well because I spent three years working above Social Security and the below the UCSF mental health clinic when Urban Realty bought the building and helped save the Asian Law Caucus by getting us out of our lease.  http://www.discovercityplace.com/  CityPlace will help anchor a block in need of economic development and redevelopment.  The development will create sorely needed jobs, but the retail stores will creates long term jobs, sales taxes, property taxes and hopefully more economic development in the surrounding area.  Most other tenants on our block were desparately trying to find another home.  By the time I joined the City in 2005, many of the offices were empty or soon to be vacant.  I look forward to the ground breaking and grand opening of this project.

Phil Ting's picture

Redevelopment on the chopping block

With Gov Brown's proposals to eliminate Redevelopment Agencies across the state, what would this do to all the potential jobs these projects are creating?  In SF, we use about 50% of the Redevelopment fund for affordable housing, far greater than any other county.  However, many other counties use these funds for retail malls and sports stadiums.  Is that the right use of Redevelopment funds?

Here's an op-ed by the SJ Merc News

http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_17386966

There must be some middle ground where we can has strategic redevelopment, create jobs and not abuse these agencies.

Responding to development at Hunter's Point

Although redevelopment has the potential to create some really great economic opportunities, it can also drive out locals who can't afford the prices of gentrification. We can look no further than the Mission, where gentrification is driving out low-income families, including many Latinos. San Francisco became one of the cities with the lowest black populations after the Fillmore became gentrified and black families fled to the East bay and other more affordable areas. Bayview is one of SF's last strongholds of the black community. Lennar needs to continue to work carefully with local organizing groups like Literacy for Environmental Justice to ensure that local jobs, sustainability, and health of residents will be taken into consideration at every point in the development plan.

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