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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A San Francisco District Begins to Reduce Blight

From the New York Times,
SAN FRANCISCO — The names of the city’s storied neighborhoods roll off the tongue: Pacific Heights, North Beach, the Mission, Haight-Ashbury, the Castro. 

Bayview, a historically African-American district long isolated between Candlestick Park and the former naval shipyard at Hunter’s Point along the city’s southeastern waterfront, is not among them.
The neighborhood’s decline was hastened by the decommissioning of the shipyard in the 1970s. A succession of San Francisco mayors — including Dianne Feinstein, Willie Brown and Gavin Newsom — sought to revitalize the area. But for decades, the Bayview remained blighted with abandoned warehouses and railroad tracks to nowhere. 

Now, the completion of a troubled $75 million mixed-use development at 5800 Third Street is evidence that the long-sought revitalization is finally taking root.
Read more at the New York Times.

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