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Hunters Point shipyard plan wins key approval

SF Chronicle
Jul. 15th, 2010

The decade-old plan to turn the long-shuttered Hunters Point Naval Shipyard into a dynamic new bayside neighborhood moved a giant step closer to reality early Wednesday morning when the Board of Supervisors approved the controversial environmental impact report for the 702-acre project. The board still needs to approve the specifics at its July 27 meeting, but the surprisingly strong 8-3 vote in favor of the redevelopment plan shows the support is there, said Sophie Maxwell, the force behind the project that supporters say will transform her Bayview-area district. "This has been a long time coming," she said. "One of the reasons I ran (for supervisor) was to usher this through, and now I'm concentrating on pushing it over the finish line."