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Massive Hunters Point Shipyard Brownfield Project Primed to Set Sail in San Francisco

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by David Bois last modified Jul 27, 2011

The seven-mile-per-side square of land that is San Francisco, densely settled for decades with precious little to spare in the way of developable land, is poised to embark upon one of the country’s most ambitious brownfield redevelopment initiatives. The Hunters Point Naval Shipyard arose as a location of bustling shipbuilding activity in 1941 as the [...]




 

 

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The seven-mile-per-side square of land that is San Francisco, densely settled for decades with precious little to spare in the way of developable land, is poised to embark upon one of the country’s most ambitious brownfield redevelopment initiatives. The Hunters Point Naval Shipyard arose as a location of bustling shipbuilding activity in 1941 as the U.S. became engaged in World War II but has sat idle since 1974. The city’s redevelopment plan calls for the transformation of a toxic, abandoned 700-plus acre parcel into thousands of housing units and businesses that will be powered by clean energy, while integrating the area into the ecologically significant San Francisco Bay.

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