The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission last month approved construction firm Swinerton to build the first portion of India Basin Waterfront Park, a community-led project that will train and hire Bayview-Hunters Point residents.
Crews, which will include community members who have undergone construction training through the project’s workforce development program, will build the park’s infrastructure, piers, and other structures on the former industrial site at 900 Innes Avenue. Work will include rehabilitation of the historic Shipwright’s Cottage, a city landmark; construction of a food pavilion, shop building, and maintenance building; building two new piers, a floating dock, gangway and marine rails; and more.
Recruitment and job readiness trainings are underway for community members interested in working on the project through a collaboration between Rec and Park, A. Philip Randolph Institute, and the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD). To learn more about this program, contact Eva Hopkins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 821-4777.