2013: Clean energy comes to Bayview-Hunters Point
The nonprofit Clean Coalition, in partnership with PG&E, launches a clean energy pilot program in 2013. The goal is to demonstrate that distributed energy generation and intelligent grid technology can meet at least 25% of Bayview-Hunters Point’s energy needs. By deploying 50 megawatts of local solar cells in Bayview-Hunters Point, the area is projected to see massive benefits to the local economy, power grid and environment. Over the next 20 years, the program is predicted to reduce CO2 emissions by 7500 tons a year—the equivalent of taking 1,300 cars off the road. It will also save nearly 3 million gallons of water a year, and preserve 375 acres of land by using existing rooftops and parking lots.
On June 26, 2013, the City of San Francisco and Lennar break ground on the first homes at The San Francisco Shipyard. Mayor Ed Lee, former Mayor Willie Brown, Supervisor Malia Cohen and former Supervisor Sophie Maxwell convene to celebrate the start of construction on area’s first residences in over half a century. Looking over the site, former Mayor Brown gives this appraisal: “This is just going to be an ideal place to live.”
2014: Reclaimed and reborn
Mayor Ed Lee gives his 2014 State of the City address at The San Francisco Shipyard. He states, “The Shipyard—which we see today—is reclaimed and reborn, from a foundry for ships to the crucible of a new community.” The address makes an optimistic case for the future of The San Francisco Shipyard
A bold mural adds color to the waterfront
Artist team Haddad Drugan create the striking illuminated mural Bayview Rise on the grain elevator and silos of the Port of San Francisco’s Pier 92. At a staggering 187 feet tall, the piece stands out as a stunning Bayview landmark. According to Haddad Drugan, Bayview Rise stands as a visual metaphor for the ongoing transformation of the community and its values. It incorporates symbols of its ecology, economy, past, present and future into a tangible, but also abstract pattern. The lighting ceremony and ribbon cutting take place on February 26, 2014.
2014: A new era begins
Lennar, the home developer at The San Francisco Shipyard, introduces a collection of 88 townhomes and condos in two residential buildings, Olympia and Merchant.