Land Use

Day after 49ers vote, EPA says shipyard dust monitoring OK

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The day after the 49ers scored "a touchdown with Santa Clara voters", the U.S. EPA announced it has finalized a report about asbestos dust control issues at the Hunters Point Shipyard. Read more »

Newsom and his commissioners just love Candlestick/Shipyard report

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 Text by Sarah Phelan, photos by Luke Thomas

Today, I’m dedicating Michael Franti’s  “Say hey, (I love you)” to the entire Redevelopment Commission and the four Planning Commissioners who approved the City’s final Environmental Impact Report plan for Lennar’s Candlestick/ shipyard development. I'm doing so, not because I love these commissioners, who are  all mayoral appointees, but because they all seem to love everything about the final report, despite ongoing concerns about building a bridge over an environmentally sensitive slough, taking park land for luxury condos and unresolved questions about the Navy’s cleanup of the shipyard.(Yes, the EIR doesn't address the toxic cleanup, but does it make sense to approve it before the Navy has completed its cleanup assessment plan?) Read more »

Should Antonini recuse himself from Lennar vote?

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As a Newsom appointee, Planning Commissioner Michael Antonini is expected to be a key vote today in favor of Lennar’s massive redevelopment plan at Candlestick Point-Hunters Point Shipyard.Read more »

What happens when Lennar doesn't have a say

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Today the Planning Commission holds a hearing about Lennar's massive development plan for Candlestick and Hunters Point Shipyard, a plan the Guardian has been critically tracking for years, but the Mayor's Office and a non-profit called the Center for Creative Land Recycling have been busily promoting (check out the above video clip). But one thing they won't be talking about is the Alternatives For Study that Arc Ecology proposed, Bionic developed and Urban Strategies reviewed two years ago, in an effort to improve the developer's otherwise Foster City-like vision for the heart of District 10 in the city's southeast sector.

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Did Lennar hire an armed security guard from Andrews International?

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I didn’t attend the April 12 hearing of the Board’s city operations and neighborhood services committee about Lennar’s decision to send an armed ex-SFPD officer to a Feb. 18 community meeting at the Nation of Islam’s mosque on Third Street.

But video footage shows that it was a packed house, during which plenty of folks stated loud and clear that they thought it was a really bad and potentially dangerous idea to send an armed ex-officer into a community meeting in the Bayview.

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