January 15, 2009

Candlestick Development Public Airing (And Environmental Challenge)

"A plan for turning San Francisco's Candlestick Point and the Hunters Point Shipyard into a neighborhood and business district twice the size of Treasure Island - one that could include a new 49ers stadium - fails to focus enough on the area's natural ecology, according to a report due today from environmental groups.

The 133-page report by ARC Ecology and Bionic, both environmental and planning organizations, suggests that the city and Lennar Corp. have tried to force their development ideas onto an area that includes important wildlife habitat instead of building a project that prioritizes and protects nature."

"The city's complete plan is scheduled to get a public airing before two public advisory groups tonight [from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1800 Oakdale Ave]. The city will seek the groups' endorsement of the plan in the next couple of weeks, a significant step toward completing the massive development that 61 percent of city voters endorsed in June."

City's Candlestick plan under fire [SFGate]
JustQuotes: The Redevelopment Of Hunters/Candlestick Point [SocketSite]
Results: Proposition 98 Fails/99 Passes, Measure F Fails/G Passes [SocketSite]

First Published: January 15, 2009 7:00 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

"instead of building a project that prioritizes and protects nature."

Yeah, in cities we should always seek to prioritize and protect nature. We shouldn't build more in urban areas but instead should build out in the wilderness where it isn't as important to prioritize and protect nature since there is so much of it.

Posted by: Rillion at January 15, 2009 8:59 AM

Is Steve Austin still Chairman & CEO of ARC Ecology and Bionic, or is Jaime Sommers now in charge there?

Posted by: Debtpocalypse at January 15, 2009 9:31 AM

Please Lennar, hurry up and go out of business before your Candlestick blight spreads.

Posted by: bronson at January 15, 2009 9:49 AM

"...building a project that prioritizes and protects nature."

And here I thought this area's natural ecology is a superfund site. Silly me.

Posted by: Drew at January 15, 2009 10:01 AM

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Posted by: vox at January 15, 2009 12:29 PM

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