Over the last year, Forest City (creators of the 5M Project) has been working on a project to rebuild a 28 acre section of the eastern waterfront of SF - due east of the Dogpatch - called Pier 70. You may be familiar with some of the great old brick buildings and history of the area, but most of the site is closed off, so you can't really access the water.
The developers recently finished a "Master Plan" for the future of the site and are doing a tour and open house on May 1st to discuss the details and hear what we think - and the mixed-use project does include residential elements, let's see if they make any sense for cohousing and if there may be an opportunity for us to be involved and/or influence the design. Note that 20% of the planned homes will be permanently affordable thanks to SF's inclusionary zoning, so perhaps there's an opportunity for us to make sure the affordable units are mixed in with others in order to create the mixed-income community of our dreams.
This is also relevant for us to study the process of how large areas of the city get researched, planned, and rebuilt - which we may be involved in for another neighborhood, if not this one.
Cohousing Coach Betsy Morris (Cohousing California regional co-organizer) and some other East Bay Cohousing members may join us.
Details for the event:
Date: Wednesday, May 1st
Time: 5pm site tour, 6-7:30pm presentation and workshop
Place: Noonan Building, Pier 70, San Francisco, CA 94107 (map) Noonan Building – located at the end of 20th Street, past the historic buildings and BAE Systems, around the curve by SIMS Metal it is the last building at the very end of the street facing the water
Link to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2533674434?s=11910030
Public transit recommended: The Dogpatch stop on MUNI's T-Third line and CalTrain's 22d street station are nearby. Limited parking available.