San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco Shipyard is one of the largest urban developments on the West Coast and provides an extraordinary  opportunity to participate in the creation of a radical new working community. The SF Shipyard is an integrated community that delivers a world class neighborhood – housing and state of the art commercial district offices, labs, research facilities and reclaimed heritage buildings situated amongst acres of public spaces.


The Shipyard District redevelopment at Hunter’s Point aims to set the standard for urban sustainable development and serve as a benchmark for smart cities of the future and Brownfield Redevelopment. The Phase 2 development encompasses in excess of 5,500,000 square feet of Office, Research, Technology and Retail, as well as 3,523 residential units to be built over, a tentative ten year schedule, of four sub-phases and hundreds of acres of open spaces.  Hunter’s Point will be a city within a city and the latest in a small number of highly planned, mixed use, research and technology-intensive municipalities that incorporate a multi residential living environment, similar to Kaust, Saudi Arabia and Tsukuba Science City, Japan. FivePoint’s early vision adaptation for the large scale development presents the unique opportunity for the international Developer push the envelope of its industry and target the development as a Net Positive Energy (NPE) Low Carbon (LC) City.


The Project masterplan covers approximately 700 acres along the southeastern waterfront of San Francisco with 421 acres being assigned to Hunters Point Shipyard (HPS Phase II). The location of the Hunter Point Shipyard is ideally situated on the northeast side of San Francisco.  With ease of access to both major highways, and water front, this 700-acre development has the potential to bring most dynamic companies into the area and develop whole communities.

This area will house R&D facilities, commercial spaces, multi-use buildings and retail spaces.  Parks, trails, and open spaces will be additional features that will attract and enhance the community.


VERVE views this holistic approach to community development as an opportunity for FivePoint/Lennar to be at the vanguard of urban design by creating an Eco-District community infrastructure focused on environmental sustainability, technology, and self-sustaining.  This means taking advantage of existing technologies to generate energy with the lowest environmental impact.  This also means looking toward future technologies to design a community whose inhabitant will enjoy the comforts of a small neighborhood while living adjacent to one of the most progressive cities in the world.


VERVE in collaboration with AlfaTech developed has developed an Infrastructure Design and Economic business model that transitions the development of the utilities to a third party utility vendor via BOOM (Build, Own, Operate and Maintain) to deliver a Net Zero Energy, Net Zero Carbon Community,  LEED Platinum, Living Building Challenge district.


Type: Master Planning
Size: 450 acers
Architect: Adjaya Associates, London


601 Montgomery Street, Suite 1450
San Francisco, CA 94111


415 987 3337