About | The SF Shipyard

THE SHIPYARD COMMUNITIES PRINCIPLES OF PLACE

PROVIDING REAL OPPORTUNITY FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE TOGETHER

A project of such importance and scale needs a strong vision and a set of guiding principles. FivePoint has created placemaking principles that help articulate the vision and provide a framework for the decision making process. These Principles of Place intend to provide guidance so that the overall vision and objectives are at the core of everything we do at The SF Shipyard and Candlestick.

THE BAYVIEW ENGINE ROOM

The San Francisco Shipyard was once a great engine room in the south eastern part of the city. It was the driving force behind a proud and industrious community. Let’s relight the fires, connect new neighborhoods with old, established businesses with innovation, new opportunities with local energy, and watch Bayview flourish again.

THE SAN FRANCISCO THING TO DO

We respect our city. We’re proud of the values that it represents. We want to do the right thing by San Franciscans. Obviously that means considering the environment, but it also means being inclusive and accepting, and making sure that everyone shares in the opportunities we are creating. To put it simply, we want to provide real opportunities for different people, together.

THINK BIG, ACT SMALL

Candlestick and The SF Shipyard are big places. Really big places. So whilst we work on the big picture, let’s make sure we get the fine detail right. Let’s keep thinking about scale, large and small, make sure we don’t get lost in maps and plans, and know when to hand over control to people who know how to sweat the small stuff. After all, this place is too big for us to do all by ourselves.

ME, WE, US

San Francisco is rightly proud of its history of civil rights, gay rights, of equality, humanity and the acceptance of diversity. So are we. We’re absolutely not going to create enclaves of any kind – we want all incomes, all races, all ages, all genders, all sexual preferences, all lifestyles, all businesses, all people, all of the time.

SPACES TO BE INTERESTING

It’s people that make places, not buildings. We want to encourage folks to be themselves here and to make this place their own. We can’t make a piece of San Francisco history by ourselves – we need help. Let’s embrace co-creation and encourage curation, and invite amazing people to do remarkable things.

EXCITING... IN PLACES

Sure, we want to make an exciting part of the city, but not every part needs to be exciting all the time. Some places need to be the center of attention, and some places need to be sleepy backstreets. We need to focus on getting the character of all these places absolutely right.

DOUBLING UP

Culture is the lifeblood of the city. It’s the vital ingredient that raises us out of the everyday, infusing our lives with originality and meaning. In everything we do – buildings, infrastructure, landscape, events – we should ask ‘could this include culture?’ Let's make our places distinctive and idiosyncratic, quirky and joyful.

DYNAMIC CONTRAST

The SF Shipyard will see contemporary architecture in a heritage setting, at Candlestick vibrant urban life beside a State Park. In both, activity on land and in the water, permanent facilities and temporary destinations. Let’s embrace the drama in these contrasts, so that, in a city of a thousand experiences, ours rank with the very best.

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS, A LITTLE BIT OF THAT

To make great authentic neighborhoods, it’s pointless trying to reinvent the wheel. We want to learn from the best bits of San Francisco (and other places around the world) and mix them together to make somewhere new that feels like somewhere you know

SYMBOLIC ACTION

We can sit and talk about the great places we’re going to make – but talk is cheap. Let’s prove we mean business by doing great things, and make everyone sit up and take notice.

THE SHIPYARD COMMUNITIES PRINCIPLES OF PLACE

PROVIDING REAL OPPORTUNITY FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE TOGETHER

A project of such importance and scale needs a strong vision and a set of guiding principles. FivePoint has created placemaking principles that help articulate the vision and provide a framework for the decision making process. This manifesto intends to provide guidance so that the overall vision and objectives are at the core of everything we do at The SF Shipyard and Candlestick.

THE BAYVIEW ENGINE ROOM

The San Francisco Shipyard was once a great engine room in the south eastern part of the city. It was the driving force behind a proud and industrious community. Let’s relight the fires, connect new neighborhoods with old, established businesses with innovation, new opportunities with local energy, and watch Bayview flourish again.

THE SAN FRANCISCO THING TO DO

We respect our city. We’re proud of the values that it represents. We want to do the right thing by San Franciscans. Obviously that means considering the environment, but it also means being inclusive and accepting, and making sure that everyone shares in the opportunities we are creating. To put it simply, we want to provide real opportunities for different people, together.

THINK BIG, ACT SMALL

Candlestick and The SF Shipyard are big places. Really big places. So whilst we work on the big picture, let’s make sure we get the fine details right. Let’s keep thinking about scale, large and small, make sure we don’t get lost in maps and plans, and know when to hand over control to people who know how to sweat the small stuff. After all, this place is too big for us to do all by ourselves.

ME, WE, US

San Francisco is rightly proud of its history of civil rights, gay rights, of equality, humanity and the acceptance of diversity. So are we. We’re absolutely not going to create enclaves of any kind – we want all incomes, all races, all ages, all genders, all sexual preferences, all lifestyles, all businesses, all people, all of the time.

SPACES TO BE INTERESTING

It’s people that make places, not buildings. We want to encourage folks to be themselves here and to make this place their own. We can’t make a piece of San Francisco history by ourselves – we need help. Let’s embrace co-creation and encourage curation, and invite amazing people to do remarkable things.

EXCITING... IN PLACES

Sure, we want to make an exciting part of the city, but not every part needs to be exciting all the time. Some places need to be the center of attention, and some places need to be sleepy backstreets. We need to focus on getting the character of all these places absolutely right.

DOUBLING UP

Culture is the lifeblood of the city. It’s the vital ingredient that raises us out of the everyday, infusing our lives with originality and meaning. In everything we do – buildings, infrastructure, landscape, events – we should ask ‘could this include culture?’ Let's make our places distinctive and idiosyncratic, quirky and joyful.

DYNAMIC CONTRAST

The SF Shipyard will see contemporary architecture in a heritage setting, at Candlestick vibrant urban life beside a State Park. In both, activity on land and in the water, permanent facilities and temporary destinations. Let’s embrace the drama in these contrasts, so that, in a city of a thousand experiences, ours rank with the very best.

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS, A LITTLE BIT OF THAT

To make great authentic neighborhoods, it’s pointless trying to reinvent the wheel. We want to learn from the best bits of San Francisco (and other places around the world) and mix them together to make somewhere new that feels like somewhere you know

SYMBOLIC ACTION

We can sit and talk about the great places we’re going to make – but talk is cheap. Let’s prove we mean business by doing great things, and make everyone sit up and take notice.