|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 20 May 2008 16:24:39 -0700 (PDT)|
|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, 2008The 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 http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/05/20/BA0I10P54T.DTL&hw=Lennar&sn=001&sc=1000 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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