About Us

Together with the India Basin Neighborhood Association (IBNA) and the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department (RPD), BUILD has embarked on a long journey to transform a semi-wild former gravel yard into a pedestrian-first, human-scaled, bicycle-friendly, residential village where neighborhood amenities are within a short walk. Much more than a development venture or park expansion, this innovative Public-Private Partnership advances the City’s and community’s aspirations for new housing and jobs, sea-level rise shoreline adaptation, enhanced waterfront access, expanded recreation space, public art and vital community services.

LOCATION AND CONTEXT

India Basin is located in the south-eastern quadrant of the City of San Francisco, at the heart of the Bay Area. The larger Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood—of which India Basin is part—features ready access to downtown San Francisco, Oakland and San Francisco International Airports, South San Francisco, San Mateo, and a number of other peninsula communities. Major redevelopment efforts in Mission Bay, Central Waterfront, Bayview-Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley and Brisbane Baylands – among others- are expanding housing options and extending transit, community-services and neighborhood amenities into these under-served former industrial areas.

NEIGHBORHOOD CONTEXT

The project site is located in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood, in the southeast quadrant of the City. Bayview is the sunniest neighborhood in San Francisco, home to a storied history and burgeoning creative scene that complement areas of picturesque landscape and a rich ecology.

The 30 parcels which comprise the 700 Innes property (“Project Site”) are primarily reclaimed tidal flats, generally consisting of fill materials, and covered by light brush, debris, dirt, and gravel mounds. The property is undeveloped, aside from a handful of permanent and temporary structures of varying size, function and condition—a number of which are vacant.

South of India Basin, hundreds of acres of historically industrial land are undergoing transformation. The Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point redevelopment projects are bringing over 12,000 residences along with over 3 million square feet of research and development uses focused on “green” and clean technology. Facilities will include a clean tech business incubator and the headquarters for the United Nations Global Compact Sustainability Center. Development of the two sites incorporates over 300 acres of parks and open space, including a complete renovation of the Candlestick Point State Recreation area. In total, Phase 1 and Phase 2 will generate hundreds of new construction jobs each year, and ultimately will create more than 10,000 permanent jobs.

Early Planning Efforts:

BUILD, together with its city partners and IBNA, launched and led several comprehensive planning efforts to address issues important to the larger neighborhood. The results of these efforts can be viewed below.

Previous BUILD-led planning efforts include:

www.ibwaterfrontparks.com
www.ibtransportationplan.com