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>> so as we've been talking -- as i've been working with a bunch of community -- community folks and neighbors here in the neighborhood, and we've been talking about the development agreement and really the community benefits portion of this project in a three-part framework, workforce, equity, and inclusion, and i think a lot of what we've heard here, a lot of what we've heard from oewd achieved these goals in the broad framework. it's written in your summary. but now the question is the details, and how we would write these things. what i would urge you as a commission and ultimately the board of supervisors make sure this doesn't just reference payments that are going to be made or plans that are going to be put forward, but directly
integrates the organizations that are actually going to implement these things. so for example, on workforce side, we need to have a project labor agreement to make sure that we move people through the apprenticeship programs, to make sure we find contractors that pay area standard wages and benefits and help people get into sustainable construction careers. we need a sustainable workforce plan on the janitorial, on the workforce, on the management. let's think through how this open space mint continuous district is going to be. is it going -- open space -- on the equity side, we need to sementorship and project design professional services. as a neighbor, i'd like to see the community neighborhood facilities district extend beyond the project gates and
start touching -- going to hunters point and hastart goin out to hunters view so we can start looking at this in a semantic and comprehensive way, really getting a commitment from the city to making this stuff move forward. and on inclusion, we need to make sure -- >> clerk: thank you sir, your time is up. >> vice president melgar: i just want to address the young folks who are standing up. you can't really be there. i'm wondering, do you want to all speak as a group? >> yeah. i was called to speak. they're actually just going to stand with me. i don't think i was, like, second call, but i'll come whenever you guys want me to come up. >> vice president melgar: okay. is it okay if they go, miss richardson? >> sure. we'll go right after. >> okay. >> good afternoon, commissioners.
linda richardson, former san francisco planning commissioner, long time bayview-hunters point. you all need to know that this particular site was where the city and the state several decades ago were trying to build a power plant. yes, the vocal minority -- no, really, the entire community came out and the entire san francisco. after we defeated that with the board of supervisors and just about everybody in san francisco, you all asked us, planning commission, to go back and plan 18.5 years, 18.5 years has now boiled down to your resolution. we came to india basin. you know what, this here, lots of housing. we are the only one building housing. when you see me hear, i am instrumental in building thousands and thousands of houses in my city. when building came to bayview, call me and the rest of my neighbors, i encouraged him,
called the a.p.r. we work with them. but what you're about to do then, that zoning of that area is incompatible. you all need to go to india basin. look at -- lennar is there. they have thousands of compatible housing. i have things to show you, everything that you show about the open space, we're working with san francisco transportation authority. we attempt to see all of the -- your staff. i have documents here, as far as the land use, we have that. so i just wanted to tell you, i know that it's not a vocal minority. there are thousands and thousands of people that could not be here today. the notice you send out, not all the neighbors got them. we were knocking on the door. there are petitions going on and all kind of stuff.
i hope that you will look very carefully, and we respect you again. this is not a case of the yimbys. we are yimbys, but we come on-site and say you need to have proper planning in san francisco. you need to be careful. at the end of the day, it's affordable housing, and at the end of the day, we can prove we provided affordable housing, and we provided it to everyone. but changing the zoning of that building is disingenuous, it's not right. but it's what going on. this matter will not be settled, it should not be settled because then, we need to have the overall, overall discussion about where these -- it's not a commercial corridor. this is not geary, this is not broadway. it's just two blocks. we cannot accomplish a lot of housing, a lot of open space, transportation, a lot of things in india basin and in the bayview in the plan that you have that's just sitting on your shelf.
you need to go and revisit that plan. 18.5 years is what i wanted to let you take away. when you ask communities to go ahead, please respect them. >> vice president melgar: thank you, miss richardson so -- >> clerk: if this group could go next, please. >> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is jackie flynn. i'm the executive director of the a. philip randolph institute here in san francisco. we've provided workforce programs and development resources for bayview-hunters point residents over two
decades. we send fliers, went door to door, we ran our van pool shuttle service for meetings, attended other community meetings, and through our service provider network, we reached out to community leaders, various organizations, business owners, and most important, our residents. we heard from hundreds of community members and stakeholders. family with kids and pet owners expressed their desire and provided input on the 11 acre park and open space that you guys just saw, we talked about beautiful pathways, native plants, and gravel beaches, and these kids use our city's parks and open spaces as their living classrooms every day. job seekers want career opportunities, not just in construction but also in property management and entrepreneurship. there's a plan for a marketplace with similar potential to be just as successful as pike peak in seattle. this could be a beacon for economic growth that currently does not exist. in january , we hosted a community meeting with build,
inc, mohcd, they're here today, to work with residents to create affordable housing before this housing becomes available so they can be identified for that neighborhood preference and prequalify for the housing that is owe on-site. the program poses a huge opportunity for bayview to increase our overall affordable housing index, improve transportation all the way to the shipyard, and utilize state of the art climate change adaptation strategies to bufuty this short line. i think it's important that we hear, to listen, and to continue to involve community voices. i want you to take a good look at these leaders.
they have the potential to sit in your seat in the near future, and i want you to think about who will benefit the most about a development like this one, it's really them. so i thank you for your time, and we are also in support of the project. thank you very much for your time. [applause] >> vice president melgar: thank you very much miss flynn. folks in the audience, if we could keep the clapping down to zero, please. next speaker, please. >> hi. my name is jill fox. i've lived on innes avenue since 1992, and i'm here today as the chair of the india basin neighborhood association or ibna. i'm not real good at tooting my own horn, but i would dare to say that none of us were here to say if it were not for me and ibna. we've been talking about this
when no one else could find us on a map. i've been talking about this since 1999. i was a skinny brunette with a toddler. i am here today for ibna in support of the 700 innes project. please understand that india basin is not a blank slate. thousands of people live in our neighborhood now, thousands more are moving into the adjacent shipyard, and now you're deciding if thousands more will live at 700 innes and visit the parks of india basin. we are not nimbys. established in 1994, ibna is an all volunteer organization that led the charge to save the cottage landmark at 900 innes,
to acquire 900 innes and to expand the existing shoreline park so that more people would discover india basin. ibna has been discussing this land for decades. the 700 innes plan actually used ibna's 2010 vision goals for comprehensive planning, environmental protections, transportation improvements, and recreation opportunities. ibna has contributed -- continued its involvement in fashioning this addition to our community by meeting regularly for the last four years to provide input to build and participating in the india basin parks task force. we want to share our beautiful community with visitors and residents, but this growth needs to be done in a responsible way. today, india basin is missing
things like sidewalks, stop signs, crosswalks. we have one bus line. our utility poles were installed in 1941 and carry all of the power to the shipyard. they literally are falling down. there's no car share, no bike share, no public rest room. closest supermarket is four miles away with a bus transfer involved. so ibna supports the build, inc 700 innes with these caveats, and i'm going to keep going. i've been at this for decades. >> clerk: ma'am, i apologize, but each speaker is limited to three minutes, and your time is up. you can certainly -- you've submitted your comments in writing. >> vice president melgar: okay. thank you. next speaker, please. >> aloha. my name is sharon, and i am with green action for health and environmental justice. i am a community action
organizer in the community of bayview-hunters point, and india basin is part of that community and i have worked with that community directly. there is opposition to this project, even though i noticed our organization is listed on the presentation. but it's important to be aware of the reasons for this opposition of the india basin mixed use project for two reasons. number one is from the -- what michael lee mentioned in the final environmental impact report that there are significant impacts to the environment that cannot be mitigated. this is a community. india basin is part of bayview-hunters point that is already over inundated with pollution burden. not only it is one of the movie pollution burdened cities -- neighborhoods in the bay, but in the state of california. it is a care community, and i also want to make it very clear, it is adjacent to the bayview-hunters point shipyard,
which is not simply a bond fill, it is a federal super fund site, and it's wrought with its own issue. number two, the reason why there is opposition to this project is because of the process of this project. i do commend the san francisco recreation and park for acknowledging the community that exists in more than one language, language access and the use of those folks who actually use and are part of the india basin shoreline every single day. but the city and the developer build, l.l.c., from the very beginning of this process, from scoping to even now, has not considered language access. therefore, if you are saying yes to this project, you are saying yes to more harm and pollution to this community, and you're also saying yes -- if you decide to say yes to a statement of overriding considerations, then, you are in complete violence of civil
rights law, and there will be action taken if this process goes through. and one last thing that i want to say, and it's really a question is what is more important? beautiful views and housing or the poisoning of a people? and to address what -- in respect with board of supervisors malia cohen had addressed in terms of minority view, i just want to say never underestimate the power of tiny things coming together, because it's the tiny things, whether we see or not see, that change the world. thank you. >> vice president melgar: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, commissioners. jeremy paul. speaking in terms of one of those impacted communities of this proposal, this bond proposal is 748 innes, and this process has overlooked the
presence of a vibrant community resource, and the hits toric resource communication, it is dismissed as not being important enough to be acknowledged, but what 748 innes is facing is being entirely enveloped by monstrous buildings that are going to surround and envelope it. i would like to ask the people that have come here in support of our community to standup and show their presence and show their concern for the way this project is going -- is proceeding, and the fact that this -- our community is going to face struggle against each individual element of this project unless their concerns are addressed in the project overall. and it would have been a very simple thing for the department
or the developer to engage productively with archimedes bana, but it hasn't happened. and it's left this community to speak out to you and address their concerns as the project moves forward to be sure that bana survives. thank you very much. you'll hear from many of these people to tell you what the specifics are that i'm leaving out. thank you. >> vice president melgar: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is chester meadows from green med owes janitorial company. i'm currently helping out with cleaning and landscaping at this site. i'm currently excited for proposed housing and park spaces at this site, and i'm hoping that this project, you know, be approved and passed so
that construction can begin soon. i'm very excited about the plans. i've been working at the site for sometime, and i can real see the vision. i've worked on some projects in the past from beginning to the end, and it really helped shape me as a small business in the community, so i thank you. >> vice president melgar: thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is richard laughlin, and i live in morgan heights, which is almost across the street from the new project. but i'm going to continue jill fox's message to you from the india basin neighborhood association the planning commission needs to be clear that these height increases do not set precedence for the entire community. we fare that the two 14 story towers will become all 14-story towers along innes avenue, creating a wall on the waterfront that san francisco has voted against in other neighborhoods. we also want the community
benefits to be tangible, and we want the community benefits to start now. we've pledged to continue to work with build, inc on projects important to residents: a community center, a library, and access to food. we asks that the planning department and planning commission also support improvements we need starting now, not after thousands more people move in. immediate needs include creating a blue greenway for safe bike access now, transit and traffic improvements now, and putting utilities underground. we also need to establish a space for community gatherings and food sales now. keeping our shared goals in mind, we hope that the 700 innes project, together with various city departments will
revitalize the india basin community and make ours a more livable, walkable and safer community where all with enjoy the natural beauty and stunning views and find everything other san francisco neighborhoods enjoy. i just came to say that i really like the fact that there's going to be so much parkland, but this is part of my plan, also. thank you. >> vice president melgar: thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi. my name is igor doctorvic, and i am a frequent visitor of archimedes bana. i am representing russian community, and when when we found out that the michael
broadski was building in our community, it took him ten years to do it. and as a result, we have a beautiful -- a nice building, and it took him ten years. he built it with love. and now, he has a beautiful place with four suite rooms, pool, jacuzzi. after using that, you feel like you're reborn. it's a pure health and enjoyment, and the crown of the bana is the roof where people are resting, their chairs, lounges, tables. they are socializing there, having refreshments, and so, for example, my table there are blacks and whites, mexicans and jews, filipinos, russians, and
so on. the crown of the view is the beautiful breath taking view of the san francisco bay area. there is no such a place in bay area, and the whole thing, i think, i will call it a landmark, and if you will build a 14 story building, then it will block the beautiful view, and bana will die. i understand the developers don't care, but you, i am saying, from the whole russian community for you, don't let them do it. thank you. >> vice president melgar: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. my name joseph dubrovski. i am real estate broker for 40
years. i was in this room for the fight for more square footage, more profit, but across this project, what they proposed, is mentioned, bana. what is bana? 200 years ago, each village in russia has bana. it's religious place and healthy place. mostly bana was built next to river because priests go after bana, you need to pray and swim in the water. water running by hut and god will appreciate and listen to your pay. i came from ukraine, and we also had bana.
it was built long, long time ago, and 70 years ago, my dad took me to this bana. it's nice view on water, and he explained me. 20 years ago, my brother told me, i bought place to build bana, and he mentioned the real estate. and i'm a real estate broker, and i told him, this is not the best place to build, but he told, look at this view. it's beautiful. exactly bana, what is necessary. all right. now is discussion to change the high-rise discussion and everything, but it's only for bana. i'm asking you, you was elected by people, and you need to make
decision for people. thank you. >> vice president melgar: thank you. next speaker, please. >> dear commissioners. my name is james fahey. i'm a bayview homeowner and a resident for 12 years. as such, i represent the bayview. i used archimedes bana regularly. as the proverb says, money is the root of all evil. this project is zoned for four stories. i ask you to consider three points. if you change the zoning to more than four stories, to eight stories, or even higher, now i hear 14, this would be the only eight story building and higher and only building
above four stories in the neighborhood. it doesn't fit into the neighborhood. secondly, instability. is eight stories stable? the towers are going to be built on landfill. zoning is only for four stories. will it be dangerous? is there a reason for the four-story limit? and third, this project will significantly block views in the neighborhood. i can't emphasize this enough. eight stories is a monstrosty and an eyesore. it will totally surround and dwarf the archimedes bana and
completely block the majestic views of the city and the bay. please consider the best use of the property would be a public park. if developed, it should only be four stories, which was original originally agreed on, which fits in the neighborhood, is much safer on the landfill, and preserves the views. are all height limits in the city open game? please consider all views in the bayview, and stop the greed before you proceed. thank you. >> vice president melgar: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, commissioner -- commissioners. my name is abi, and i am the general manager of archimedes bana. we have over 60 full-time and part-time employees, we have over 1,000 customers a week.
the comments you heard by the previous speaker, it cost over ten years to do the construction. people need a face lift, but double up cannot be done at the cost of what's in the present. it cannot be done at the cost of my -- development cannot be done at the cost of what's in the present, it cannot be done at the cost of my employees. we cannot be ignored. we are in the neighborhood. we are running a very successful business. we have had a lot of employees from the surrounding area, and we should not be ignored. we are the closest business that's next to this project, and i would really request you to consider, consider us. thank you so much. by the way, i have a lot of petitions signed from the businesses, and if you have a minute, i would appreciate it if you could just go through this. thank you so much. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please.
>> good afternoon, commission -- commissioners. i'm philip vitale. i'm with the trust land. we're a nonprofit that protects land and creates park for people to ensure healthy living generations to come. we've been in san francisco more than 40 years. back in 2003, we worked with the india basin community to renovate india basin park. the benefit of the space is filling the gap of the blue greenway and the base trail, so we really thought this was a great opportunity to bring more park space to this community. we did that through a task force which i heard about earlier that was appointed by the mayor, included several community groups and neighbors within the india basin neighborhood and bayview and hunters point. we created an ideas competition
to have the community realize their vision for this space. we worked with a design -- g.g.n. out of seattle to really take that vision and create the -- the concept design which was presented before you and is part of this e.i.r. it really represents what the community wants for this space. it's creating play areas, basketball courts, trails, open space, picnic areas, and it's really been a long community process and are supporting the development of the parks and open space there. i hope you can support the e.i.r., and then, we can work with the community to bring this park space to life. thank you. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is angelique. our family has lived in
bayview-hunters point. over the last few years, it has been my pleasure to participate in bayview working group meetings hosting by build representing the bayview project at 700 innes avenue. you might have guessed over this time i have watched the project support or work with the community closely. build has integrated our community benefit requirement and responded with creative solutions to develop the type of plan deserving of the community inclusive of social, economic and culturally sensitive needs of the community. as a bayview-hunters point resident, it is important to me to remain involved in the highly relevant dialogue surrounding environmental justice and remediation. historically, paramount matters impacting the bayview-hunters
point community over decades. environmental concerns they have explicitly changed include climate change adaptation and sea level rise, water quality and various design methods for protecting the proposed community from detrimental, environmental and tockeric implants in partner -- toxic implants in partnership with the community. my discussions with the build team have revealed synergies between build and the eco center's public purpose toward the community revitalization. in these synergies, there is a unique opportunity for prospective residents and the surrounding community to learn
about environmental justice and literacy, urban sustainability and how to adopt more environmentally conscious lifestyles, appropriating the health of the community and other quality of life matters, while giving consideration to green jobs and workforce development. thus, developing advocates and stewards of the environment and the environmental justice platform for a community partnership. for these reasons, i express my support for the project's approval at 700 innes avenue. i anticipate a future for this community with help set forth by build. thank you. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is lauren shawnessy, and i'm here to read a letter on behalf of the c.e.o. habitat
for humanity, greater san francisco. habitat for humanity is a nonprofit housing organization that helps people all over the world whebuild their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. the commission is to provide local families with a spring board to secure stable futures through affordable home ownership and neighborhood revitalization. habitat believes that people should have safe healthy, affordable places to live, play irregular and grow. habitat san francisco has build 248 homes in ten cities across san francisco, marine, and san mateo counties. build intends to convey at no cost to habitat, parcels h-4 and c-6 on the india basin site. they will be graded with infrastructure.
we will construct approximately 50 dwelling units on these parcels and offer them to sale for households earning between 40 and 120% area median income. we are eager to work with build to fine-tune the details of the affordable units on the india basin site that will be beneficial for habitat for humanity greater san francisco, the developer, and the community. thank you. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is michael broadski. i'm a resident of 7418 homeowners community, and i'm the founder of archimedes bana. a while ago we had a meeting
where people requested to include the bana in the environmental report. they didn't include it, and it was requested that they include it. culturally, it's really important business for san francisco. first of all, it's became destination already. now it is the only descendant of -- [inaudible] >> -- becoming really, really about sight now, and we have plans 730 built that. but you know, my -- my point today is very different. first of all, the idea to rezone the area is totally disrespectful to people and to previous committee, which was 50 years ago, which designed it as a light industrial of certain height.
if you would think how it was built, it was built from hunters point with all the -- i have here, it's called soil sampling and chemical testing report from 1999, which i did. it's the contamination of lead. it's the only thing -- lead and chromium is ten times higher than, you know, level which is allowed. now, when we built our building, and we're on the bed rock, just touch a little bit landfill, we already requested to remove all this dirt and to encapsulate it in the area. i don't understand how people can do it in an area where people is already living. how somebody can technically do it if people are living around, and you have to remove this lead, how many death you're
going to pay by giving this development because lead is the main source of cancer today. you -- you aren't allowed to even use lead paint -- you know, lead-based paint in san francisco. how you can do it? now, this is number one question. second, sewer system. it's about above the level. this project did not include any sewer plan. it's supposed to be sewer plan on the project. you cannot pump it from every building up, you have to have easements for that. i don't know anybody's thinking about that. there's a lot of nice words about the environment, but people not thinking about that. thank you very much. by the way, parked were designed in 1923. >> clerk: thank you, sir. your time is up. >> vice president melgar: thank you. [inaudible] >> clerk: you can just leave it here on the counter. >> i'd like to use the overhead
that sun deck. it is obvious that the project would have a significant impact on the views of that sun deck. it took 12 years to create from the time the property was purchased until the -- it was opened on the last day of 2011. by the way, it was built under the existing zoning. the india basin project threatens to crush thatimed
. >> hello. my name is david gross plat. thank you very much. i live in india basin. i live in shipyard with my two children and my wife, and i came here in october, and we discussed some of the deficiencies of the e.i.r., and i felt very good about that meeting. i felt that we had come to a consensus that there was some deficiencies in the e.i.r., and we would spend some time with the planning department and the developer to try to come to a consensus on that, and i'm very sad to report that nothing happened. we tried to reach out several times and didn't hear anything until it was time to make notice of this hearing here which wasn't even sent to us. we had to find out through back channels that not only was this going to be a meeting about certifying the e.i.r. but that the zoning and ceqa was going
to happen. but what's happened is we are reeling in the shipyard for environmental reasons. our supervisor knows what's going on here. she stood up and did he fended us, and what we have found out since then that there is a high likelihood that some of the landfill that we're talking about now came from the shipyard. we don't know which parcel it came from, we don't know anything about that landfill. in the shipyard right now, every day we have good people from the public health department coming there and testing everything. we have multiple lawsuits going on right now. we -- we feel abandoned. we feel like we did take the step to help the city and bring housing over there. i can't believe that we're getting ready to certify an e.i.r. and not paying any attention to what's going on over there right now, and not paying any attention to the fact that there's a high likelihood that some of the land that lennar has rightfully
stopped some of the that development, some of that land may be on this property. my building faces this property through one property in between, and on the property in between, there's giant signs that say do not dig. there may be contaminants. and here one step away, wind blowing right into my unit with my children is where this digging is going to happen, and there's no discussion of this in the e.i.r. at all. so i'm sorry that i'm getting, you know, excited about this, but i understand there's a lot -- i have nothing against this project. i have nothing against the goals of this project. i just can't believe that between october and now, all that has happened, and here we are, trying to rush, push this e.i.r. through. so what i've learned is there's going to have to be another one of these meetings today, there's no reason to approve this e.i.r. today. like you did in october, insist, insist that our voices are heard, that we have a
chance to come to consensus, that maybe we do some additional testing on this land to find out exactly what's going on there before we go down this terrible path again. thank you. >> vice president melgar: thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello. my name is jesus florez, and i'm also an employee of arc archime archimedes banya. in the draft, not explicitly, the business was not explicitly identified. the banya was considered as an off-site sensesive reseptor in -- sensesive resept -- sensitive reseptor in air quality, noise, displaced. you're right. we're not going anywhere, but
including the changes that you want to effect in the area will affect the business and the surrounding neighborhoods. not only is the quality of air going to affect our business because we do have our saunas on your rooftop, anything air, dust, that goes up is going to go into our business and into the areas where our customers are enjoying themselves. now, that should not be conducted on the times that you would want to construct during the day. if anything, it would be happy to be done at night time. also, i want to say that you should not approve the special use district zoning in this area. you should keep it at the m-1 or mc-2 that we currently have. the height that you want to create of 14 stories, 160 feet, as said in table 2.1 in the draft and in the revision was not changed. we made it a point that it will
cause glare, there will be a shadow all over the business and effect the aesthetics, even though in the california environmental impact, it says it should not be impeded. but it will. i would invite you guys to go there and see the business and see what we offer, why people love it so much, and why it's a great place for the community. also, it said -- how it said that it was a sensitive reseptor, the project site it right on the border of the project site. now for you to say that it's not a sensitive reseptor is incorrect. if we're right on the border, it's going to affect it in all ways. so if you want to, like, look at the sensitive reseptor, i'm referring to it's on figure
3.7-2. like i said, we're right on that line. so i ask you today not to approve the special use district zoning to create the height limits that they want, but instead keep it at the m-1 and mc-2 levels. you're able to trade many things and homes in that manner. >> clerk: thank you, sir. your time is up. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, commissioners. i'm cathy perry, and i am a long time resident of bayview-hunters point. i'm a san francisco native. moved all over the city in my younger years, and i've also been to the banya. it's a great place to go, and i encourage you to go at all. but i'm in -- to go. >> i'm in a situation where family is in bad mortgages.
my thinking of the need for new, affordable housing for my family members is very, very real, so i'm speaking to support the project because i'm hopeful that it will even solve some problems that are in my own families, where they need affordable mortgages. i've looked into so many different programs, like naca and all of that. i don't know if you've heard of that. it's n-a-c-a. i woke up this morning, and i didn't want my husband's day to go down, so i didn't let him know that i was worried. so build -- i've known them as build, inc, many, many years ago. and i've known chester and his company. i know this company. they're very principled, and they reach out to the community based organization.
they reach out to the top, but they also reach out to the little business. they manage to see chester, to see the needs of including as many people in their process as they can. so i'm really happen that a principle business is applying to build housing on the site, and i'm going to trust that they're going to work with the banya or any city department staff to make it work because it is a beautiful banya. it will be wonderful housing because they serve families and families like mine who got bad mortgages in the bayview. one of the conversations i had recently yesterday, was someone who was saying our neighborhood was changing. and they kind of wanted it to move into the area of gentrification. i don't believe it's all negative when change happens, but the other part is you have to can plan for your family members. neighborhoods have to plan, community members have to plan,
and the people who build and do all this wonderful work, they actually do serve the greater good. thank you. >> vice president melgar: thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is amicar johnson. i'm an oakland native, san francisco bay area native, and i'm a long time customer of archimedes banya. i guess my point is the banya has been in bayview-hunters point for years before developers thought about looking at hunters point. as someone who is native to the bay area, there has been issues and comments and real concerns that there is a landfill area with lots of toxic contamination. my main concern is the fact that not someone is trying to do something for this neighborhood all of a sudden, but the fact that it's -- they're not considering everybody in the neighborhood. archimedes has been there, so
has the neighborhood of bayview-hunters point. i'm not sure why there's not an attempt to work with the people that have been there longer. pushing people out, is what they say they're not going to do, and they include the community until it actually gets built. i'm not necessarily against the project. i'm against it excluding people in the community, especially archimedes banya and building above something that's already been there, which is if you haven't been there again, it's amazing. it's an amazing place, and there's a lot of community there. i guess that's all i really have to say. >> thank you. next speaker, please.
>> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is dennis lumsey, and i'm a journeyman carpenter/welder. i've lived in hunters point all my life. i'm not here to wear my political hat, i'm here to wear -- i'm here as a carpenter. i support this project because i feel it will create for jobs for our youth in the community, but i'm also -- how do i say? i've been fighting this community for a long time. i'm 66 years old, born and raised in hunters point. i will go nowhere else, i'm going to die in hunters point.
but my concern for the community, and i've been asking for this any way because i want to know if you guys could tell me, how many people have died in hunters point from cancer fr? i'm trying to get that information -- and another thing, i'm hoping this don't be another fillmore because i see the changes coming. it's a beautiful thing, the parks and everything, but i've also seen a lot of people die in my community, you know, before this change came. i've also noted there's a lot of resources that have came to my community, and the resources have been removed from my community. this is why, you know, you know, i'm for the project as far as creating jobs, but as far as, you know, living there, seeing people die there, i was
on the p.a.c. board. i'm also afillated with apri. i agree with what jackie said. i'm glad she brought all these young people in because they're the future. but you guys coming in building bayvi bayview-hunters point, it's all contaminated. i worked in the shipyard. the last ship i worked on was the u.s.s. enterprise. it was a nuclear aircraft carrier, and one thing i was wondering, where's all this nuclear waste going? i'm welding, i'm making money, but still, i'm being exposed. so i'm for this project, i just hope you take into consideration that the people that are living in this community, you know, we're in desperate need of the jobs, we're in desperate need of the housing. housing is coming, jobs are coming, and that's a beautiful
thing, but i'm just hoping you come in and respect the neighborhood. >> vice president melgar: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is timothy and i'm a field representative with carpenter's local 22. we are here today to voice our support for the proposed india basin project and are thrilled to be partners on such a transform ative project with over 2 million gross square feet of construction to be over the next 10 to 15 years, we are particularly excited about the future job opportunities for our members. we're talking about hundreds of jobs, apprenticeships for people in the community. the project will add 1575 units of housing including a substantial amount of commercial work space -- about 200,000 square feet of commercial space. the construction project will
generate opportunities for over 5300 jobs for the build out. it will add 1500 permanent jobs to the community. the community has done a great job in reaching out to our union and the community. we are looking forward to this project being expeditiously approved. i couraurge you to adopt the pt and let's move forward with this. >> hello. >> todd davis on behalf of the san francisco housing action coalition. let me say all these people standing in the back, the carpenter's, habitat four humanity, san francisco housing action coalition, i'm really proud that they are here and supportive of this kind of amazing project. i want to just talk about what -- the things that we really like about this project. all right. so one of the things, start with housing. 1575 units of housing.
1575. 25% of which will be affordable. that's 400 units of affordable housing. build is doing a really interesting and kind of out of the box thinking around this affordable housing. they're doing some other site b.m.r.s, they're doing some working with habitat for humanity, examiand they're doi some other things to building 100% affordable housing. we could be talking about potentially $18 million fees in affordable housing that will remain in district ten. really interesting things. not something that we see very often in kind of doing a little bit from column a, a little bill from column b, a little bit from column c. you know, one of the other things that i don't think we talk about nearly enough is the fees. you know, we often say, and we
believe it, housing in and of itself is a community benefit, and it is, but what are the other benefits that come along with a project like this? about $276 million in fees for the community. that's $70 million for public infrastructure improvements, $20 million for park infrastructure, $40 million for maintenance of parks, $6 million for child care and public education. these are key benefits that help everyone in san francisco truly like when we're seeing housing built, new developments being created, new neighborhoods, like, we often need to think about what are the other things that come along with that housing. you know, the other things that i personally really think are kind of amazing, the india basin neighborhood association, the build's plan that s.l.m. is also a part of, it came out of the india basin neighborhood community plan.