May 29, 2015
One day, the Hunters Point site that holds the San Francisco Shipyard will have more than 10,000 new homes sprawled across a formerly toxic old shipbuilding lot on the southern edge of the city. It's not impossible to imagine the community that will grow there if everything goes according to plan, with residents drawn by the clear weather, turquoise bay views, and easy access to freeways. For now, however, only two of the Shipyard's buildings have opened. The very first residents, who are referred to as "visionaries" by developer Lennar Urban, have started moving in. We stopped in to visit two of the Shipyard's townhouses in its first building, Olympia, and their owners as they settle into their new homes.