Francisco Leaders Announce Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Agreement
D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco Mayor
Gavin Newsom, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, and Supervisor
Sophie Maxwell today announced a final agreement with the Navy to
govern the transfer the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard to the City
of San Francisco.
This agreement puts on track the transfer of Parcel A to the City
in the next few months. At Pelosis request, Congressman John
Murtha of Pennsylvania, the ranking member of the Defense Appropriations
Subcommittee that has oversight of Naval spending, helped shepherd
the agreement through this last critical stage of the negotiations.
Leader Pelosi said:
This is a crucial agreement for the Bayview Hunters Point
community, which establishes critical environmental protections.
It is a strong step toward economic revitalization and opportunity,
a safe environment, and a renewed sense of community.
I have been working on this agreement for more than a decade,
and I am proud we are near our goal. I thank Senators Feinstein
and Boxer, Mayor Newsom, and former Mayor Willie Brown for their
work on the Bayview Hunters Point Shipyard agreement. I also thank
my good friend Congressman Jack Murtha for assisting us in this
last round of negotiation.
Mayor Gavin Newsom said:
This agreement has been decades in the making and will finally
result in the clean up and transfer of Hunters Point Shipyard. The
shipyard, once developed, will be a great asset for the residents
of the Bayview Hunters Point. Todays announcement is important
because, for the first time, we have the Navys signature on
an agreement that ensures the conveyance will begin shortly. We
look forward to the next meeting of the San Francisco Redevelopment
Agency where they will be acting on the agreement.
The people of San Francisco owe a special thanks to Leader
Pelosi, Senators Feinstein and Boxer and former Mayor Brown for
their efforts on our behalf. The city also extends its gratitude
to Congress member John Murtha for his involvement in the negotiations.
Senator Dianne Feinstein said:
Hunters Point Naval Shipyard has been a point of contention
since my days as a San Francisco Supervisor, with all sides fighting
over the level of contamination at the base and who will pay for
cleanup. This agreement is a significant breakthrough, and signals
an end to the bickering that has gone on for a quarter of a century.
The agreement means that the City can transform this former
naval shipyard into a vibrant, vital part of Hunters Point. It will
mean new jobs, new affordable housing, and help revitalize the community.
Senator Barbara Boxer said:
Today's agreement is a huge victory for the city of San Francisco
and the communities surrounding Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Today's
historic achievement will lead to the productive reuse and redevelopment
of this former military facility that has been closed since 1974.
Supervisor Sophie Maxwell said:
agreement is the result of years of hard work by the community,
and an unprecedented partnership among the community, the City,
and our federal representatives. I am excited to bring good, community-oriented
development to Bayview Hunters Point."
on the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Final Conveyance Agreement
Following a final intensive round of negotiations, the Navy and
the City have completed the Conveyance Agreement governing the transfer
of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. This final round of negotiations
clarified certain key terms and conditions in the Conveyance Agreement.
The Navy signed the agreement on March 31st and the San Francisco
Redevelopment Agency is scheduled to consider the Conveyance Agreement
As a result of this watershed agreement the City should be in a
position to accept transfer of Parcel A (the first 78 acres of the
Shipyard) in the next few months.