tv Government Access Programming SFGTV March 5, 2019 1:00pm-2:01pm PST
>> chair fewer: would the meeting of march 13 work for you? that's two weeks from now. >> supervisor haney: that would be great, yeah. >> chair fewer: so i make a motion to move this item to the meeting of march 13. >> clerk: for clarification, both items? >> chair fewer: yes, both items, 19 and 20. thank you, supervisor haney. madam clerk, are there any other items before us today? >> clerk: there are no other items. >> chair fewer: thank you very much. the meeting is adjourned. [gavel]
>> i came to san francisco in 1969. i fell in love with this city and and this is where i raised my family at. my name is bobbie cochran. i've been a holly court resident for 32 years. i wouldn't give up this neighborhood for nothing. i moved into this apartment one year ago. my favorite thing is my kitchen. i love these clean walls. before the remodeling came along, the condition of these
apartments had gotten pretty bad, you know, with all the mildew, the repairs. i mean you haven't seen the apartment for the program come along. you wouldn't have believed it. so i appreciate everything they did. i was here at one point. i was. because i didn't know what the outcome of holly court was going to be. you know, it really got -- was it going to get to the point where we have to be displaced because they would have to demolish this place? if they had, we wouldn't have been brought back. we wouldn't have been able to live in burn. by the program coming along, i welcome it. they had to hire a company and they came in and cleaned up all the walls. they didn't paint the whole apartment, they just cleaned up the mildew part, cleaned up and straighted it and primed it.
that is impressive. i was a house painter. i used to go and paint other people's apartments and then come back home to mine and i would say why couldn't i live in a place like that. and now i do. >> okay. , don't trust me with a microphone, but as john stewart has families -- famously said, i've never met a mike i didn't like. we are ready to get started. good morning. i am president and c.e.o. of the john stewart company. on behalf of of our development partners, nonprofit housing corporation and define and gone inc., we are thrilled to welcome you to the grand opening of hunter's view phase two.
[cheers and applause] the weather seems to be cooperating for the moment, so make sure you check out the downtown skyline views on your way out, or maybe you saw them already on the way in. east bay is out over there. i used to say million-dollar views, but in san francisco, it is more like ten million-dollar views, which we have reserved for some deserving low income residents of our community. hunter's view is a city's first hope s.f. project to move forward. it involves the revitalization of the old 206 he seven unit hunters if you public housing complex. and an all-new mixed income san francisco neighborhood, with new infrastructure, 141 replacement of the old public housing units, no displacement, new affordable and market right units side-by-side, multiple new parks and play areas, and extensive
new community space, part of what you are sitting at right now. our community room in our new community center. following our completion of phase one, just down the road in 2013, which included a new infrastructure park, and affordable housing, phase two includes $15 million in new infrastructure including new streets and sidewalks, underground utilities, all-new landscaping, and a new mini park on the other side of the childcare center. and 179 new public housing replacement and affordable tax credit units ranging from one topped out five-bedroom units to meet the needs of our community. a new community center, and a new mixed income childcare center just across the way. with the completion of phase two, we are proud to say that every resident of the original hunter's view has been out rehoused, fulfilling our promise
that no household would be involuntarily displaced by this revitalization efforts. [applause] >> we are honouring you. >> but none of this would have been possible without the vision and leadership of our local elected officials, including our first speaker. she is a native san franciscan, a former redevelopment agency and fire commissioner, former president of the board of supervisors, and a steadfast champion of affordable housing, community development, and a more equitable and just san francisco for all. you know who i am talking about. it is my pleasure to bring up our very own, mayor london breed [cheers and applause] >> thank you, and i am just so excited to be here today. i just want to take us back because i want everyone to
understand how significant this project is for the residents of this community. i grew up in public housing in the western edition. and when the public housing developments were torn down, about 300 units at plaza east, only 200 units were built, so it was clear that not every resident was going to return, and in fact, so many never did, and here, fast forward, i ended up on the san francisco redevelopment agency commission, entering a time when we were dealing with the shipyards, and the revitalization of double rock, and one of the things that i had expressed along with so many others that was so important, when we were looking at changing the face of public housing, revitalizing public housing all over san francisco, we had to make sure that we did not repeat -- repeat the mistakes of the past. so providing an opportunity to
allow residents to not be displaced and move out of san francisco and out of the communities that they spent their entire lives in was so critical to the success of moving these projects forward. fast-forward, when i became a member of the board of supervisors, mayor ed lee was the mayor and the first conversation we had was my priorities. he said, what's your priority, and i said, public housing, public housing, public housing. we are going to change the face of public housing san francisco, and this project is a shining example of what we can do when we do it right, when we worked together. i lived in public housing for over 20 years of my life. some very similar conditions that existed right here, and when you have had to endure the kinds of conditions that existed
in hunter's view like they did in the past, for over 20 years of your life, and you are put in a position where you can help change that, nothing would be more important than trying to make sure that we change the future of what it means to be not necessarily a resident of public housing, but a resident of san francisco. so fulfilling, as mayor elite would said, old promises, it is important. making sure that this is a conversation that started way back in 2004 when gavin newsom was mayor, trying to really make sure that we did this thing right, and that we protected the people who deserved an opportunity to live in better conditions. this is a shining example of public, private, community projects done right. and i'm so honored to be mayor
at this time, celebrating the significant accomplishment of a place where anyone would want to live, anyone, because again, as someone who grew up in public housing, i remember so many people didn't even want to come to my neighborhood. i remember when people didn't want to come to west point. i remember the challenges that existed in this community. we will change that. this is a first step, and there are so many people to think in making this possible. i want to thank the residents. [applause] >> because the people who live here were sceptical. they said wait a minute, look at what you have to do to the western edition, we don't want any problems, and the fact that the resident said okay, we will take a chance, and we will work
with you, and work with city officials, and we will trust you to do this thing right, and we will hold you accountable, that means something. we made this possible because you trusted our ability to make this thing right -- work for you. i want to thank each and every one of you. i want to thank the mayor touch office of housing and community development, kate hartley is here. it started with olson lee, and those conversations in the whole community room, and those were some tense conversations, so i want to thank her for her leadership. the office of community investment and infrastructure, and also, where is theo? right there in the front. theo, thank you so much for working with the residents. you have become a fixture in this community, and i know they all appreciate your work and your support on this project. i want to thank the california department of housing and
community development for their investment. thank you so much for supporting this project. it is difficult to get state money, so it means a lot to have you here today. the developers of this project, people i've worked with for so long, the john stewart company, and i know john stewart is retired, but he still acts kind of retired, not really. [laughter] >> thank you for not only supporting this project with the work you have done all over the city. thank you for your hard work. the bayview hunter's point ymca. so we could provide not only incredible facilities, but we want to make sure we provide incredible services from our various nonprofit agencies and city departments, and this wouldn't be possible without money. so there's a lot of money involved and citibank and well
-- wells fargo, thank you so much for your commitment and commitment in supporting this project. it really does take a question -- a village to make something like this incredible project happen today is a day that i am so excited about. it is a day that is way overdue. a long time coming, so we are going to celebrate today, yes, but we are going to roll up our sleeves in the city and commit to making sure that we rebuild and rehab every public housing unit in the city and county of san francisco, with over 2600 public housing units either replaced or rehabbed. we are well on our way. we are well on our way. [applause] so no longer will this community feel neglected. no longer will this community feel as though they're not
getting the support, the attention, and the services that they deserve as part of san francisco. and not only will i continue to provide that support as mayor, but your new supervisor, shimon walton, will continue to lead this effort so this community has the support and representation that it deserves. your voices will continue to be heard at city hall because of your belief in our abilities to deliver for each and every one of you. thank you, everyone, for all that you did to make this possible. [applause] >> thank you, mayor for your unwavering support of affordable housing, supportive services and ending homelessness in the city. most recently, in the form of your proposed 300 million-dollar bond, which we are all in on, and we will get past, okay. [applause]
by your comments reminded me that when gavin newsom spoke up here, and look where he is now,. [laughter]. >> governor brown was here a couple years ago signing 15 housing bills in a historic signing ceremony. we have a habit of hosting current and future governors. no rash, but i am just saying, i would love to think that a future mayor of san francisco is living here at hunter's view right now. a launchpad for sure. thank you so much for your support and leadership. we are also very pleased to have our new district ten supervisor, shimon walton here with us today supervisor walton was elected in november of 2018, relatively new supervisor, but another native san franciscan. a former resident of public housing himself, and a former president of the san francisco board of education. he has worked tirelessly to create opportunities for local
education, promote a looming -- living wage employment, jobs for young people, as a former executive director of young community developers, a supervisor walton knows how important good housing and economic opportunities are for our community and our youth. therefore my sincere pleasure to introduce district ten supervisor, shimon walton. [applause] >> good morning. that is what i like, that enthusiasm. i want everybody to give it up for san francisco. [cheers and applause] >> as much as i love san francisco, district ten is the place to be. [cheering] >> give it up for district ten. [applause] as we talk about fulfilling promises, as we talk about if you look at the beautiful housing that we now have here,
and as john said, he likes to think that the future mayor of this city is living here, and i don't know if we have a future mayor living here, but i do know we have a current supervisor of district ten that actually lived right here in west point. so it is my grandparents -- my grandparent his are smiling right now to see what housing looks like now here, and i still have to think before i speak, because we will always consider west point. it is just amazing to see all of the residents here. i know all of the work that has gone into this since 2004, and since the development and the creation of hope s.f., wanting to fulfil dreams and promises, going back to even what started at the federal government with the hope six work and everything in san francisco. san francisco stepping up saying we will provide the resources to redevelop our public housing, to make sure that the families that
live in public housing have a buildings, have facilities, have a place that looks just as amazing as other housing here in san francisco, so we never want to forget that. i also want to say that we have a lot of people who worked hard to make sure that this happened, and i want us to all remember mama tessie as we live here, as our children play here, as our children attend the child care facility that has -- that is now here on-site. we have to remember all the folks who worked very hard. as mayor breed talked about, people not trusting the process, people not trusting what was going to happen because of things that happened in other areas of the city, and promising the 1-1 replacement, saying we'll never let think that happened before happen again because we will work sure -- make sure we will fulfil promises. i want to remember tessie and her honor. i want to make sure everyone remembers her name.
if you did not have the opportunity and experience to know her, a lot of residents here, i see commissioner titus, rosewood, this is a collective of all of their work together. mayor breed already thanked everyone who has done the work here, or who will be providing services, but i want to say that this is a glamorous opportunity for a here in public housing, a glamorous opportunity for us here in san francisco, and please tell your neighbors, your friends, that district ten really is the place to be, and that hope s.f. is going to be the most dramatic change and revitalization for public housing that we have ever seen, and we will see it through together. thank you so much. [applause] >> thank you very much for mentioning tessie esther, because there is a definite connection with the next speaker
, and a personal connection as well because when you talk about the process of meeting and building the trust, i was on the receiving end of that. but that is why i am so glad that i am here, fulfilling these commitments. i am pleased to introduce our next speaker, another native san franciscan, and a long-term hunter's view resident. terrel and his sun, terrel junior, that would be here, but he is in school, he has his priorities straight. they moved into the first component of phase two couple of years ago. you not only lives in this beautiful complex, but because of our focusing employment opportunities through our contracting thousands and thousands of hours, and job training and employment opportunities to residents of hunter's view itself and the surrounding neighborhoods, he helped build this complex while working as an employee of evans brothers, a local subcontractor
that did demolition of sight work up here. as you mentioned, his mother, the late tessie esther, a well-known community leader who advocated tirelessly for bayview hunter's point residents on housing, environmental and social justice issues. her work helped form division of the new hunter's view and the hope s.f. program itself. i can testify that she never shrank from reminding us of our commitments to hunter's view, it's residents, in the community. so it is my pleasure to ask terrel tobias to come up and say a few words. [applause] >> good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm trying to keep the energy it is definitely an honor to be standing before you today. i would definitely have my son
here because i was just preaching to him about stepping outside your box and trying new things and being in front of you guys today is a little nerve-racking, but i wanted to lead by example for my son, and i think that's very important. i just wrote a few words here today. excuse me for being nervous, but i'm excited.
also mr. aurelius walker, i hope to one day to have a street named after my mother here in hunter's view. like many, we take great pride in our neighborhood. we want to see it flourish and be great. i also have the pleasure of helping build to the new hunter's view, which i took great pride in as a construction worker. i have been in construction for eight years now, starting right here in hunter's view. i want to say thank you. [applause] many of the programs that were promised to us, actually came through, and it is a great opportunity because i have been able to make a career for myself , and provide for my son, and be an example to so many people in the neighborhood that have given the opportunity, you can take advantage of these things, and do great things. thank you guys for that opportunity. [applause]
>> the hunter's view communities filled with talented, ambitious people. sometimes we just need the opportunity to show just that. during our transition, we have seen some bad days, lost a lot of people, but we still stand under better conditions. we still press on and are very proud to continue to build our community. we can all live together in, help this community flourish for our children and the youth following us. i thank you for your time, and all the programs such as mayor breed's intern program for our youth, giving them dreams beyond their imagination. it is a great thing. thank you and welcome to the new hunter's view. [applause] [cheering]
>> should we just and there? now i'm nervous. i have to follow that, okay? it was hard enough with the mayor. come on. tessie esther lane, it has a ring to it. i'm exchanging grants -- glances with my project manager and she is saying note to self. well said. well done and congratulations. absolutely. fantastic. okay. after political leadership and resident advocacy and construction, what else does it take to make a brand-new mixed income community a reality? that is right, money. lots and lots of money. the foundation of our financing plan was, and it has always been the $100 million plus provided collectively by the san francisco mayor's office of housing and community
development. the office of community investment in infrastructure, and the san francisco housing authority. the housing authority still owning the land under the structures and providing rent subsidies to many of our residents. i will take a quick moment to say thank you and a shout out to the staff, the commissioners the leadership, the president, of those fine agencies who have just been marvellous partners. during this long-term effort. we could not have kept the promises and commitments we made to the community and the residents without their ongoing financial supports. these local dollars that i mentioned then a leveraged additional public and private funding sources, many times over. the first of which is represented by our friend and colleague bennett metcalf. a former affordable housing developer himself, a former high-level hood official in washington, d.c., and currently
director of the california state department of housing and community development. hcd, i'm sure you will mentioned this, they have provided over $50 million in state funding to hunter's view, including the catalytic 30 million-dollar infill infrastructure grant that kicked it all off many years ago two multifamily housing program loans and keep money for our parks, and with last year's passage of propositions and one and two at the state level and the $6 billion of new affordable housing finance, i know you will keep it coming. come on up and tell us about it. [applause] >> the last time i was here, in fact was 17 months ago when governor brown and the legislative leadership stood out there with ten million-dollar views and signed in a package of 15 groundbreaking new pieces of legislation that promised a restart in the state's commitment to supporting
projects like these and let the way for the propositions one and two which recapitalized the sources that we had used for this project that put in place new permanent source of affordable housing, going directly to local governments. it helps make it easier to build and his own and title. what a difference two years has made in terms of where we are now today. of course, with a new governor who said yes, great, to housing packages good, but let's keep going, and campaigned on housing platform, didn't miss a beat, got inaugurated on a monday, dropped a proposal on a thursday to legislature, calling for 2.3 billion more dollars for the state to put forward a one-time fund. followed that up a week later with a lawsuit against the city summer down in southern california that wasn't due -- doing its part and to follow that up with an executive order and put them into play for affordable housing and much
more. of course, no surprise, you know this governor well. the tories, famously a couple week into his term as mayor got all the city departments had an event and sent them all down here to show them, make sure that they knew the work that had to get done and although that was a long time ago, in a long time before the great work of mayor lee and you, madame mayor, even then, made sure that when they walked away from that first trip, they're making sure they had improvements in place and doing the work to make sure this building community was livable until the good work of this could actually come to play. so yes, thank you to you, jack, thank you to the elected leadership here, to you, madame mayor, for your leadership and passionate work in this, supervisor walton, mr. bias, thank you for all the residency kept the faith in this journey, ridge point, divine and gone, i
want to call out margaret, wherever she is, there. [applause] margaret, my friend and colleague, as we were side-by-side ten or 15 years ago, working on parallel projects, telling me what she was doing, and me thinking, boy, she has the short straw in terms of trying to put together complicated projects that would never get done, but she pulled it off, and i want to say personally, i worked here in san francisco as a developer, but at a certain point, i got the itch and i thought i needed to get into government to make government work better for supporting projects like these. and actually was, to a large degree, the kind of mark -- work that she was doing here. to try and make this more of the normal i got to work and desist
from the leadership. and so for me to get to come back and see this is a real treat and a real honor. and i want to thank you for letting me share in this a little bit. this is mixed income housing at its best. this is putting residents first in its process at its best. it is the truest kind of public private partnership that any of us get to participate in, where everybody comes together and puts down marks and works collaboratively. is one of those no regrets moves from the state of california. there might have been other things we could have done with that money, but nothing that will paint the way, and be the symbol of where we want to go in the future. and particularly where we can go in the future we are getting serious about affordable housing, and taking on the challenges a public housing and
some of our neighborhoods that need that holistic approach to changing the trajectory of the house -- the people who live in these neighborhoods. for san francisco, for california, and if i may say, for the nation, we continue to thank everyone for the good work for the big and bold construction transformative projects that we take on. >> you thanks margaret already, so i don't have to do that. i appreciated appreciate it. and addition to local and state funding, a key piece of the financing plan was corporate equity provided in return for low income housing tax credits. for that week turn turned to a long-term financial institution, well known to us all. wells fargo bank.
my pleasure to introduce the senior v.p. and regional equity manager. [applause] >> thank you very much for allowing me to present today. this is a phenomenal event with great speakers, and there's lots of people here who someday we'll get lifetime achievement awards for affordable housing. i feel like i don't belong here, i wanted everybody to take a deep breath and lower the mark -- lower the bar. [laughter]. >> because everybody has spoken extremely well, and i'm not going to do it justice. my name is tim mccann, i work for wells fargo, unlike jack said, i lead the investment in california, and we -- where the investor -- we are the investor in this phase. it is two projects, maybe it is ten, i'm not quite sure, and i
could not be happier or more proud to be a partner, not only with john stewart and divine and gone, but everyone in the room providing the 65 million-dollar investment that helps to build this. and also, i want to point out, the 65 million-dollar investment, i'm sure many of you, some of you do and some of you don't know how the program works, but the $65 million that wells fargo invest in the property as a subsidized program, but that money stays with hunter charge of you for the rest of eternity. we do not get paid back, it is a little bit more complicated than that. it stays with the property. fifteen years ago, you you say goodbye and that money stays here. we are excited to be an investor in hunter charge of you and for eternity, sort of. so i am part of a group called
community lending investment and where we did -- what we did about ten years ago is we formed a group that was consistent with wells fargo's idea to support the communities in which we serve. the communities where we have banks, we do business, we think it is really important that those communities thrive, and we want to be part of providing capital for those businesses, and affordable housing. so i lost my train of thought. i told you this would be a lobar how we accomplish that, investing in affordable housing, as we partner with really great partners like the divine and gone and the john stewart companies, and we invest capital so we can realize their vision, and we work with the local communities like the california department of housing and community development, and the mayor touch a housing, to make sure that they can meet their
goals, so we provide the capital to make sure everyone can accomplish their goals and realize their vision. i want to thank all of the partners that john stewart and company. i want to thank john stewart. and jack gardner and margaret. i always want to say margaret mitchell, but you did not write that book. margaret miller and catherine epps all. i want to thank rick divine and andrew berman, and i want to thank everybody in the room for being supportive of affordable housing, and i want to thank everyone for allowing us to partner with you and be part of this. thank you. [applause] >> i am taking a lot of notes. no repayment to wells fargo. we will let the federal government give you tax credits. that works for me. so, anyway, it is two limited
partnerships building three buildings of the five blocks that are part of phase two, but we will geek out on that later. we will keep it on track here. but last but not least of our financing came from another major community development lender, city community capital, which provided over 100 million. i hope nobody is adding up these dollars because u.s.a. how much does this thing cost? prided over $100 million in construction loans and over $8 million in a long-term financing for hunter charge of you. in fact, over the years, we have provided almost $250 million in financing in support of the john stewart companies affordable housing efforts throughout the state of california, for which we are very appreciative. we appreciate the city community capital confidence in trust, and i'm pleased to introduce the v.p., andrew nathanson to say a few words. [applause]
>> good morning, everybody. i know everyone is eager to get to the refreshments, i will try to keep this -- keep my comments brief. it is a pleasure to be here today with everyone, to celebrate with john stewart, divine and gone, the city of san francisco, the state, rich point, but most importantly, the residents and community of hunter charge of you and hunter's point as we mark this milestone and the development, the ongoing development of neighborhoods that were historically overlooked. and jack does point out that these numbers do add up, but really, that is in part, a result of underinvestment for a long period of time, so i think the investments that we have all made are certainly worth it and
the beautiful community that we are seen -- seeing built here, there's absolutely no second thoughts or the investments are totally worth it. on behalf of my colleagues at citibank, i want to share with you how proud we are to have participated in this project and help finance this very important project. city community capital is the community development lending and investing arm of citibank, like wells fargo, we are committed to providing investments across all of the communities in which we do business, and we provide capital for affordable housing projects such as this, helping individuals access safe, clean housing that helps them fulfil all of their goals in their lives. i think i would also like to recognize the huge amount of
effort, diligence, probably some cajoling controlling, long-term thinking that it took on the development team's part, elected officials, everyone involved to bring this project to fruition, and bring it to where it is today. again, on behalf of citibank, i want to thank everybody and congratulate everyone, the residents on this beautiful and new community. [applause]. >> note to self, don't repay -- never mind, i have to keep that straight, my bad. it does take us to be sincere, be brief, be seated, i will try. for a moment, reminded me when we're talking about gavin newsom calling up the department has to come out and take a look at the four corners, the four kerner analysis of looking at the data
that said what are some of the most troubled intersections in our city, and a bunch of them were in the southeastern sector of the city, and one of them was right outside, and that's what led to mayor newsom prioritizing hunter's view as the first locally homegrown public housing redevelopment. every public housing redevelopment prior to that had been done with federal hope $6, and mayor newsom said, you know, we are not that popular in washington right now, not sure we will be seeing a lot of hope $6 flowing to san francisco, so dammit we will do it ourselves. we will make a local commitment to turning around the most troubled and blighted public housing complexes in san francisco, even if we have to do it ourselves. that decision led to the creation of hope s.f., which was a brand-new approach to public housing redevelopment, because in many hope six projects across
the nation, in the interest of creating a mixed income community, image the displacement of the existing residents, and, you know, well-intentioned and some, in most cases, but take a voucher, go somewhere, lead a new life. in san francisco, we said no, these are established communities, we are not going down the wrong road of urban renewal that the mayor mentioned earlier, the western edition fillmore, et cetera, we will preserve that community, displace no one, we will harness the value of that land to help pay for this ambitious endeavour by increasing some density, and instead of sending the poor folks out to the higher income communities, we will allow a higher income households to come to hunter's view and invest in this community, and create a new mixed income community with our master planning architect, what he calls in normative san francisco neighborhoods are
people of all colors, all incomes, all ages, all abilities, all backgrounds live side-by-side, and makes san francisco a truly special place. so we are so pleased and honored to be part of that journey, and to be with you here today. i know i departed from the script a little bit, but that is from the heart. that is what it is about. i'm really proud to be part of this team and this group of people who have made that happen. let me just say thank you to all the distinguished speakers here today, into all the many people, police and public agencies that have contributed their time, the energy, the hardware, their money to the new hunter's view. i wish we had time to recognize and thank them all by name, but time is short, and as andrew said, i want to let you take some tours of the community center, the childcare center, look at the views, have some refreshments, chat and mingle. i have named just a few really quickly here. first, our founder and our
namesake, john stewart. thank you to john for giving the opportunity to work with you, and to carry your vision forward [applause] to our tireless staff, margaret has already been mentioned. well done, margaret. [cheers and applause] first thing i said, there's this hunter's if you think, can you take care of it? call me for the ribbon-cutting. who knew? so catherine upsell as our project manager who has been doing a phase two. really the face of john stewart appear. development is great, but even as long as this seemed to take, it is a five or ten year process and then you turn it over to property management for the rest of forever. that is where the real work begins, in many ways, when you are building and supporting the community. i want to shout out to our property management staff, denise, rowena, and everyone who is up here every day. anna chung who is hiding
outside, my partner, down, and make sure everything was built properly. a couple of our main consultants, i want to say thank you to our master planning architect his, our phase two architects, david baker, paula taggart, our general contractors who did a fabulous job up here, market ray, quality, durability, beautiful cahill contractors. our legal councillor and their third, our wellness center operator. make sure you check it out. the department of public health. they're down there helping with wellness in the community. our childcare operator, a local operator and provider and employing many of our residents already. well done. [cheers and applause] >> our human capital partner, the bayview ymca, i'm on the the board of the east bay ymca, so it is a family connection.
i'm excited to be working with them. you all have done an amazing job designing, building, and bringing this beautiful new neighborhood to life. thank you all so very, very much. thank you to all of you for being here today to celebrate with us, that concludes our program, but i do urge you to grab a sandwich, mix, mingle, take a look at the site. congratulations to all. thank you so much. [applause]
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bay area. >> fire station 35 was built in 1915, so it's over 100 years old. and behind it, we're going to build fireboat station 35. >> so the city's capital planning committee, i think about three years ago, issued a guidance that all city facilities must resist sea level rise. >> fireboat station number 35, construction costs are approximately $30 million, and the construction is over complicated because the float, it's being fabricated in china and will be brought to treasure island where the building -- the actual fire station will be
constructed on top of it, and then brought to pier 22 1/2 for installation. >> we are looking at late 2020 for completion of the fireboat float. the historic fire house will remain on the embarcadero. we will still respond out of the firehouse with our fire engine and respond to medical calls and other incidents raratin the district. >> the if a sill has to incorpora incorporate five to 6 feet of sea level rise. it's built on a float that can move up and down as the water level rises, and so it's on four fixed guide piles, so as the seas go up, it wican move and down with the bay. it does have a full range of travel from low tide to high tide of about 16 feet.
so that allows for current tidal movements as well as several extra feet for sea level rise in the coming decades. >> the fireboat station float will also incorporate a ramp for ambulance deployment and access. >> the access ramp is rigidly connected to the land side or more of a pivot or hinge connection, and then, it's sliding over the top of the float. so then that way, the ramp can, you know, flex up and down like a hinge but also allow for a slight -- a few inches of lateral motion of the float. both the access ramps, of which there's two, and the utilities, need flexible connections when connecting from the float and back to the building. so interesting power, water, sewage, it all has flexible connections to the float. >> fireboat station 35 will provide room for three boats
and one fire boot. >> we would like to establish a dedicated marine unit that would be able to respond to multiple incidents. looking into the future, we have not only at&t park, we have a lot of kayakers, but we also have a lot of developments on the southeast side, including the warriors stadium, and we want to have the ability to respond to any marine or maritime incidents along all of these new developments. >> there's very few design references for people actually sleeping on the water. what we really looked to were cruise ships, which are, you know, larger structures, several times the size of station 35 but have a lot of people -- a lot of sleeping, but they're really the only good reference point. and so we looked to the cruise ship industry that has kind of an index for, you know, how
ma many -- how much acceleration they can accommodate. >> it's very unique. i don't know about any other fire station built on the water in the united states. >> the fireboat's a regional asset that can not only be used for water rescue and stin wishment of fires, but we also do environmental cleanup. we have a special rigging that we carrie that will contain oil spills -- carry that will contain oil spills until viermsal can come out. this is not a job, it is -- environmental can come out. this is not a job, it's a lifestyle, a community, and we're willing to help people any way we
from there. so you have every time a unique experience because that slaver is the flavored we want to make. union street is unique because of the neighbors and the location itself. the people that live around here i love to see when the street is full of people. it is a little bit of italy that is happening around you can walk around and enjoy shopping with gelato in your hand. this is the move we are happy to provide to the people. i always love union street because it's not like another commercial street where you have big chains. here you have the neighbors. there is a lot of stories and the neighborhoods are essential. people have -- they enjoy having their daily or weekly gelato. i love this street itself. >> we created a move of an area where we will be visiting.
we want to make sure that the area has the gelato that you like. what we give back as a shop owner is creating an ambient lifestyle. if you do it in your area and if you like it, then you can do it on the streets you like. >> my s.f. dove -- government t.v. moment was when i received a commendation award from supervisor chris daly. then we sang a duet in the board chamber. [singing]