In 2014 San Francisco developer Build, Inc purchased about 15 acres of mainly open lots on the south edge of India Basin, on either side of Arelious Walker Street (formerly known as Fitch Street). Together with the India Basin Neighborhood Association (IBNA) and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (RPD), Build, Inc has embarked on a long journey to transform a semi-wild former gravel yard into an urban village.
IBNA asked for a pedestrian-first, human-scaled, bicycle-friendly, residential village where neighborhood amenities are within a short walk following the goals of our 2010 Community Vision. 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.
Generally called the 700 Innes project, Build, Inc has received planning approval for a mixed-use development to include a mixed-use urban village made up of:
- 1,575 residential units (over 30% affordable)
- 200,000 square feet of commercial space including a public market
- A public library
- Child care center
- Approximately 15.5 acres of publicly accessible open space connecting to existing park spaces
- Up to 1,800 parking spaces
- Public art program
Running through the development is a Class 1 Bike Path connecting to the Blue Greenway and Bay Trail networks.
In 2020 Build, Inc is busy obtaining permits and approvals from myriad agencies and designing the infrastructure as the site will need completely new water, sewer, power, and other utility systems. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2021.
Learn more: http://bldsf.com/blog/2016/4/18/india-basin
IBNA is closely following the 700 Innes project and will advise members of updates and opportunities for public input.
Questions or Additions
The India Basin Neighborhood Association welcomes questions, corrections, or additions about any of the projects mentioned here: Use the Contact Form