We want to hear from you! The Hunters View revitalization team is currently working on plans for the Phase III affordable buildings, neighborhood park, and new community-serving spaces. The team is also working on addressing residents’ parking and transportation concerns across the entire site.
We will be posting specific opportunities to share your input soon, but in the meantime, feel free to call 415-345-4400 to share your thoughts and concerns.
A core tenet of HOPE SF is that the community must be engaged for neighborhood and public housing transformation efforts to be successful. Youth, who make up nearly 50% of the current Hunters View population, are essential to this effort.
With funding from the Bay Tree Fund and support from the Center for Cities and Schools of UC Berkeley, Hunters View Associates commissioned Dr. Shirl Buss to establish the Young People’s Think Tank with Malcolm X Academy (a nearby elementary school) for students ages 6-11. Dr. Buss engaged students in the revitalization process by linking their work to the planning for the neighboring Youth Park and then-unbuilt Phase I park, now known as Promontory Park. Volunteers from the San Francisco chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects assisted with in-class teaching and professional mentorship at Malcolm X Academy.
Hunters View Associates and the Mayor’s Office of Housing also partnered with UC Berkeley’s Center for Cities and Schools to implement the Y-PLAN tool (Youth-Plan, Learn, Act, Now) for high school students at Hunters View. Several HOPE SF Youth Leaders were hired in 2010 to engage in the design and program planning for the Phase I Park and adjacent community space.
The video below gives some background on the work of Hunters View HOPE SF Youth Leaders and Malcolm X students in designing the Phase I park and community space. The park and community space were completed in 2013.