Ballot Simplification Committee
FINAL Approved Digest March 6, 2008
Approved by: Packard, Stassevitch, Fraps, Jorgensen
Affordable Housing Requirement For The Candlestick Point And Hunters Point Shipyard Mixed-Use Development Project
THE WAY IT IS NOW:
The Bayview-Hunters Point Area Plan of the San Francisco General Plan identifies affordability as the primary housing issue facing the Bayview.
In May 2007, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors and Mayor endorsed a new conceptual framework for a mixed-use project to revitalize two areas in the Bayview: Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard. Candlestick Point includes the Alice Griffith Housing Development, the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area and the City-owned stadium leased by the San Francisco 49ers.
The new conceptual framework outlines a project that would include: thousands of new housing units, including affordable housing; hundreds of acres of public parks; job-generating commercial space; and possibly a new 49ers stadium.
Regarding affordable housing, the conceptual framework contains a guiding principle that at least 25% of the new housing units be affordable to members of the Bayview-Hunters Point community. Under City and State law, 15% of new housing must be affordable in projects such as the one outlined in the conceptual framework.
If the Alice Griffith units are rebuilt, the conceptual framework calls for at least one-for-one replacement of units at existing income levels and of the same household size. Reconstruction of the Alice Griffith units would be in addition to the 25% minimum percentage for new affordable homes. The construction would have to be done to allow Alice Griffith residents to move to the new upgraded units, without being displaced from Alice Griffith, until the replacement units are ready for occupancy.
Proposition ___ would make it City policy that any mixed-use development plan for the project site in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard include affordable housing requirements. "Affordable housing" is defined as housing costs that do not exceed 30% of household monthly gross income.
Under Proposition ___ City policy would require:
(1) any Alice Griffith resident in good standing;
(2) persons entitled to residential relocation assistance; (3) individuals paying more than 50% of their income for housing or residing in public or HUD Section 8 housing; (4) San Francisco residents; and
(5) the general public.
Proposition ___ would prohibit the Board of Supervisors from approving the sale, conveyance or lease of any City-owned land at the project site until the Board finds that the mixed-use development plan incorporates the policies summarized above. This prohibition includes the existing 49ers stadium and related parking areas.
A "YES" VOTE MEANS: If you vote yes, you want it to be City policy that any mixed-use development plan the City approves in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard include these requirements: 50% of all new housing units developed in the area be affordable, preferences for the rental or purchase of new affordable housing be given to families of low and moderate income, and, if Alice Griffith housing is replaced, units are replaced on a one-to-one basis. You also want to prohibit the City from selling, conveying or leasing any City-owned land at Candlestick Point unless the Board of Supervisors finds that the mixed-use development plan for this area incorporates these policies.
A "NO" VOTE MEANS: If you vote no, you do not want it to be City policy to require at least 50% of all new housing units developed in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard to be affordable or meet certain other specific affordability requirements. You also do not want to prohibit the City from selling, conveying or leasing any City-owned land at Candlestick Point unless the Board of Supervisors finds that the mixed-use development plan for this area incorporates these affordable housing policies.
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