Year in Review: 2015 at The San Francisco Shipyard
What a year it’s been here at The San Francisco Shipyard! From a busy construction site with hundreds of homes underway to moving trucks, art installations and neighbors meeting one another over coffee at The Storehouse, 2015 was a landmark year.
A new story, 150 years in the making, has begun and we look forward to the next chapter as San Francisco’s newest neighborhood takes shape and establishes its place among the city’s most coveted communities.
Let’s recap all of the exciting things that happened at The Shipyard in 2015:
First Homeowners Move in at Olympia – The first visionaries at The Shipyard moved into their townhomes at Olympia and celebrated with A Moveable Feast celebration where homeowners mixed and mingled and rode home on a brand-new PUBLIC Bike.
Sales Began for Thayer and Tides – As news broke that Olympia quickly sold out, The Shipyard announced the highly anticipated second release of homes within the neighborhood, Thayer and Tides. Within this release, construction began on 159 homes.
The Storehouse Opens – We were thrilled to announce the opening of The Storehouse at The San Francisco Shipyard in July. Curated specifically with our visionaries in mind, The Storehouse is a one-stop-shop for life’s essentials with new products and provisions in stock each week. This isn’t like any other grocery store, it’s a place to bounce dinner ideas off neighbors, make lunch plans with familiar faces and enjoy some of the best craft coffee (and goodies!) Bayview has to offer.
Alma and Engel Join the Ranks and the First Model Home Debuts – We introduced Alma and Engel as the next townhome and condominium buildings for sale. At Alma, many of the two- and three-bedroom townhomes feature decks and balconies with sweeping views and several boast private backyards with plenty of space and tranquility. Engel’s two buildings have common-area roof decks offering panoramic views of the bay and city skyline and frame a tranquil courtyard. Along with this release, our first model home made its debut, which allows prospective buyers to tour a completed three-bedroom townhome at Alma. The model exemplifies the premium homes available in this release, showcasing smartly designed Bosch appliances, elegant quartz countertops, hardwood floors and stunning views of the bay.
The Shipyard Shuttle Hits the Streets - If you live here, you’ve most likely taken advantage of our complimentary shuttle. The Shipyard Shuttle is a service exclusive to residents that offers convenient transit between The Shipyard and San Francisco’s hottest spots. The Shipyard Shuttle makes frequent stops in the Mission, Dogpatch, SOMA and the Embarcadero. It allows quick access to CalTrain and the Financial District making the work commute quick and easy. You can also expect weekend stops in the vicinity of Whole Foods and The Ferry Building.
Art Installations Rise – One by one, art installations of all kinds began popping up around The Shipyard as a public art project came to life. Nine artists were chosen from close to 300 applicants to create site-specific installations around the community that will one day have 12,000 homes and an Innovation District. The art is a way to embrace the artistic roots of The Shipyard (it’s long been home to Hunters Point Shipyard Artists, which is the nation’s largest artist colony) as well as recognize the cultural importance of the neighborhood. Six of the nine installations are now on display.
Below Market Housing Becomes Available – Applications became available for 16 new Below Market Rate (BMR) homes at The Shipyard as part of the City's Below Market Rate Limited Equity Program. The four townhomes and 12 condominium flats are within The Shipyard's second phase of 159 residences (Alma and Engel), slated for completion by early 2016. Pricing will range from $171,780 to $306,054 for the one- to three-bedroom homes. Interested participants who meet the eligibility requirements can enroll in the upcoming lottery by visiting the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development page: http://www.sfmohcd.org/index.aspx?page=1427
Merchant Visionaries Move In– Our latest milestone has been welcoming new visionaries to Merchant, with move-ins now underway. We celebrated with a special event featuring live music and a Bayview Night Market that showcased All Good Pizza, Gratta Wines, Public Glass, Huli Huli Hawaiian Grill, Auntie April’s and Laughing Monk Brewery. Each Merchant homeowner received a new PUBLIC bike too, which many rode home that evening.
We want to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make all of these accomplishments possible. We’re excited to see what experiences 2016 has in store. Cheers to a new year!