2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 16:24:39 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Bayview-Hunters Point community-benefits agreement, San Francisco, California
[I just posted this to CPEO's Military Environmental Forum, but the community-benefits agreement that is described is a model for large brownfields projects as well. - LS]

Lennar agrees to low-income S.F. housing pact

Heather Knight
San Francisco Chronicle
May 20, 2008

The developer seeking approval from San Francisco voters to redevelop large swaths of the Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point has struck a deal with a powerful labor group to sweeten the promise of affordable housing and jobs for residents of Bayview-Hunters Point.

Under its deal with the San Francisco Labor Council and other groups, Lennar Corp. vowed to make 32 percent of the 10,000 new homes it builds affordable. The company also agreed to make more of the units big enough for families and to set aside $35.5 million over the next several years to fund homeownership and job training programs for neighborhood residents. The deal will be announced at a news conference today.

In exchange, Lennar gets the labor council's important endorsement for Proposition G on the June 3 ballot. That measure asks for the public's support of the redevelopment project.


He said community-benefits agreements between community and labor groups and developers are increasingly common but have yet to be legally tested.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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