Hunters Point | Open Space Master Plan

San Francisco, CA

Once a nearly 500-acre naval shipyard, this peninsula will be a significant and reinvigorated neighborhood.

This transformative redevelopment project creates a new San Francisco neighborhood of nearly 500 acres and 6,000 homes. CMG joined in 2004 for the early planning phases of the project, including the Open Space Master Plan and the Streetscape Master Plan. An art master plan was composed to enrich the open space planning and tell the story of the shipyard and community history. This complex planning phase involved many years and many public and city meetings to gain the approvals necessary for the implementation. As a partner with the City and the development team, CMG has led the approval process for streets and open spaces, which were an integral part of the overall vision.

The open space is being built in phases with significant parks, now completed or under construction: Hillpoint Park, Hillside Central Park, and Innes Court Park, as well as 16 pocket parks. This series of small neighborhood parks are designed as distinct public spaces to accommodate community gardens, dining terraces, overlooks, and informal play areas, all with spectacular views.

The general site design strategy for Hunters Point Phase 1 was to provide a network of open spaces that are scaled for various sized groups and activities, including micro parks as neighborhood amenities. The 16 pocket parks were designed collaboratively with OCII (the former San Francisco Redevelopment Agency), community groups, and partnering landscape architecture firms. Each park is different, and takes advantage of the views of the San Francisco Bay beyond.