University Considers Becoming Anchor Tenant at Hunters Point

San Francisco State University intends to lease 60,000 square feet or more in the planned innovation district at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, making it the first major commercial tenant at the reuse project.

“We’re going to plant our flag at Hunters Point,” University President Leslie Wong told the San Francisco Business Times. “We want to be, we plan to be, the anchor institution at Hunter’s Point.”

Subjects including IT, digital arts and hospitality could be offered at Hunters Point, Wong said.

“A key component of an innovation district is education,” said Kofi Bonner, president of Lennar Urban San Francisco, the project’s master developer. “Everyone seems to forget that we have more than 3 million square feet of commercial space available and for space-constrained institutions in the city, Hunters Point makes sense as a place where people can live, work and play.”

The project’s residential component includes about 12,000 units of housing. Lennar Urban opened up a sales office in June to launch sales of 88 modern townhomes and condominiums at Hunters Point. Three hundred units are currently under construction.

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