The San Francisco Giants can move forward with their proposed Mission Rock development near AT&T Park, as the city’s Board of Supervisors has approved the plan.
In a concept that the team has been discussing for years, the Giants are looking to convert land located across the Lefty O’Doul Bridge from AT&T Park into a 28-acre development. On Tuesday, the plan was considered by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
The supervisors who voted on the motion approved the development by a 9-0 margin. In the process, officials voiced their enthusiasm for certain aspects of the development, including its plans for affordable housing units. More from SFGate.com:
The Giants will checker that land with eight acres of open space, 1.5 million square feet of retail and offices, and a dense layer of housing, 40 percent of it affordable to low- and moderate-income people.
The high affordability ratio was a major achievement for progressive Supervisor Jane Kim, who represents Mission Bay and who participated in negotiations with the Giants and their partners. The team secured the land in 2007 and spent a decade in community meetings, refining the development until it found favor with residents, environmentalists, moderates and progressives.
Even Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, who professed concern that the families who live in Mission Rock will not have a neighborhood public school for their children, ultimately voted to approve it.
Fewer, a former member of the city’s Board of Education, has wanted for years to build a school in Mission Bay. The Giants agreed to help with that effort, though their role was unclear.
Along with up to 1,500 housing units, the plan is expected to including dining options, office space, retail, and more.