Hunters View was a 267-unit public housing project located in Bayview Hunters Point that was constructed in 1956. Faced with the reality that Hunters View had deteriorated beyond repair and that it would soon become uninhabitable, the San Francisco Housing Authority selected the development team of Ridge Point Non-Profit Housing Corporation, The John Stewart Company and Devine & Gong, Inc. in 2005 to work with residents, the community and the City to revitalize the community.
The current site faces the challenge of deteriorating buildings, steepness, and an unsafe neighborhood pattern.
This project results from an unprecedented level of collaboration amongst various City, State, and Federal partners. Under the leadership of the City, the following HOPE SF principles have been developed through a comprehensive and inclusive process to guide the revitalization of the HOPE SF sites:
- Resident participation throughout the entire process
- One-for-one replacement of all existing public housing units
- Current residents have first right to new public housing units
- Phased construction to allow for on-site relocation
Hunters View will be developed in at least three phases. Phase 1 of the project is underway.
When completed, the new Hunters View will consist of:
- An economically integrated neighborhood with a mix of housing options, consisting of new public housing units, affordable rental apartments, first-time homebuyer opportunities and market-rate for-sale homes
- Physical and social connections between the Hunters View HOPE SF development and the nearby neighborhood
- Comprehensive programming that will offer opportunities to residents of every age, including financial literacy services and computer training
- Jobs resulting from this revitalization will be targeted to local residents, job opportunities will be available during all phases of the project, and job training and other career development services will be offered to help residents prepare for work.
- Quality child care, including a new Head Start
- A community center, tot lots, playgrounds, and parks
- New design, lighting and security that will enhance the safety of the community and bring brighter pathways and community connections.
- Green and healthy development principles that include:
- Storm water management
- Solar technology
- Green construction and healthy buildings