A recent planning application has shown activity for the mixed-use India Basin masterplan around 700 Innes Avenue in Bayview/Hunters Point, San Francisco. The Phase planning application has been submitted for review, stating that the multi-phase project will provide up to 1,575 new residential units, 209,100 square feet of commercial/retail space, 24.5 acres of open space, and parking for 1,800 vehicles and 1,575 bicycles. India Basin is a joint development between BUILD and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.
The entire project is expected to develop over three and a half million square feet, of which over a million square feet will be publicly accessible open parks. A quarter of all houses, or around 394 units, will be subsidized to be affordable for the San Francisco housing market. Buildings will vary between two and fourteen stories tall, with a maximum height around 160 feet above street level.
BUILD and RPD have approached the project with the ambition to create a ‘complete neighborhood’ with space for public life, human-scale architecture, embracing the natural environment of the site through a wind-conscious street plan, all to be aided by a long-term community management trust.
The design planning document summarizes the project’s vision, declaring that “the India Basin project reimagines urbanity as integral with ecology to create a connected, complete and human-scale, urban village that contributes to the surrounding community.”
Residential units will vary with park-linked apartments and townhomes.
Skidmore Owings & Merrill is responsible for the master planning in collaboration with Bionic Landscape Architects and Gehl Studios. Construction is expected to last between five to fifteen years, depending on market conditions. BUILD has received the entitlement for the development.