2000: Good news in the new millennium
The City of San Francisco adopts the Bayview-Hunters Point Redevelopment Plan, which promises to bring a fresh story to the district.
Under the plan, the City commits to invest in local education, transportation, public open spaces, hiking and biking trails, community facilities and energy efficiency.
2004: The first parcel returns to San Francisco
In 2004, the Navy transfers the first parcel of land on the former shipyard site to the City of San Francisco, a milestone for the Bayview-Hunters Point Redevelopment Plan.
2007: The T arrives
On April 7, 2007, the City opens the T Third Street line, San Francisco’s first new light-rail route in half a century.
The T becomes the symbol of a new era for southeast San Francisco, as Bayview-Hunters Point, Dogpatch and Potrero Hill are reconnected to the heart of the City. New restaurants, cafes and music venues have cropped up along the Third Street corridor, bringing an energy reminiscent of the wartime shipbuilding days. Today, the T runs from Sunnydale Station, up Third Street to Embarcadero and downtown, where it merges with SF’s many transportation lines.
2008: San Francisco passes Prop G
“Shall it be City policy to encourage timely development of a mixed-use project in the Bayview on Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard?”
San Francisco says, “Yes!”
On June 3, 2008, citizens approve Proposition G, setting in motion the Bayview-Hunters Point redevelopment. The referendum calls for 300+ acres of public park and open space improvements, up to 10,000 homes for sale or rent and over 2 million square feet of office space for green business, science, technology and research.