In 2009 the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency created a DRAFT Plan for the 76-acre Area C, the India Basin Shoreline — from the PG&E Power Plant to the Hunters Point Shipyard — that changes Zoning, Heights, Transportation, and Housing Density. In response, in 2010 the India Basin Neighborhood Association created a Community Vision that suggests needed amenities for FUN, FOOD, and FAMILY HOMES.
Community Vision Goals
- Comprehensive Planning
- Economic Success
- Environmental Protections
- Transportation Improvements
- Recreational Opportunities
The IBNA Community Vision was done in coordination with Blue Greenway planning to better connect the neighborhood to the rest of The City, to existing and planned waterfront parks, and to the growing Shipyard community next door. IBNA created goals, desired amenities, architectural renderings, and financials to help communicate the scale and type of development on our shoreline. The general idea was to encourage people to LIVE, WORK, PLAY on the BLUE GREENWAY!
The Community Vision for a revitalized India Basin is a recreation destination with a permanent farmer’s market, a dock for water taxis as a transit alternative, lively waterfront restaurants with spectacular views, a dedicated bicycle road along the shore, and a signature waterfront park for active recreation along with hundreds of new family-sized homes.
During the process, the all-volunteer committee members led over 300 people on walking tours of the site; shared ideas and asked for feedback from IBNA members and the general community through over 50 presentation and feedback sessions at local meetings such as Potrero Boosters, Parks Alliance Board of Directors, SF DOG, and the SF Bicycle Coalition; met with advisory groups such as the Shipyard Citizens Advisory Committee, Southeast Community Facilities Commission, and the Bayview Project Area Committee; held sessions with local developers including Lennar, Emerald Fund, and Build, Inc.; and staffed resource tables at events including Sunday Streets, Annual Spring Egg Hunt, and Bay Day to hear what the community wanted.
The India Basin Community Vision was accepted as an alternative concept for the Redevelopment Agency Environmental Impact Report. It remains a blueprint for neighborhood development. It’s goals and many of its features have been incorporated into the Build, Inc. 700 Innes Avenue and Recreation and Park Department India Basin Park designs.