|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 29 Nov 2009 10:43:04 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Lennar at Hunters Point and Mare Island (CA)|
Shipyards developer stays course in bad economy Robert Selna San Francisco Chronicle November 29, 2009As San Francisco's first naval base redevelopment takes shape, a project with notable similarities across the bay has had mixed results, indicating how challenging it can be to remake large tracts of industrial property as economic cycles ebb and flow.
Like the Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco, Vallejo's Mare Island Shipyard opened in the mid-1800s, was central to shipbuilding during World War II, and developed a symbiotic relationship with its adjacent community - the base relied on residents for labor and workers depended on the base for their livelihoods.
When each base closed - Hunters Point in 1974 and Mare Island in 1996 - the communities confronted intertwined problems related to the land: staggering job losses on property whose economic potential was dependent on industrial cleanup, new infrastructure and development.
... For the entire article, see http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/28/BU2Q1AMU4S.DTL -- 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 _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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