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Latest Court Decision Allows Hunters Point Project to Go Ahead

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  • September 20, 2011
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The city’s redevelopment of the former Hunters Point Shipyard can move forward, after a favorable ruling in San Francisco Superior Court in the last in a series of lawsuits over the project’s environmental impacts.

Judge Ernest Goldsmith ruled last week that the project’s environmental impact report complied with the state law with one exception. Further environmental review would be required if the city accepts an early transfer of property from the Navy at Hunters Point.

“Today, a lawsuit didn’t win — parks and open space, jobs, housing and the community did. San Francisco and the entire Bay Area can look to this model of public-private partnership to achieve results for our citizens,” San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said in a written statement.

The lawsuit was filed against the project developer, Lennar Urban, which is planning to build housing, parks and retail space at the site, reported the San Francisco Examiner.

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