We design communities in a way that encourages people to form relationships with friends and colleagues in parks and corner markets, cafes, transit stations, schools and offices. In a world that is ever changing, FivePoint strives to create communities that adapt, to continuously offer a quality of life focused on what really matters: family, friends, and shared success and happiness.
Across coastal California, FivePoint is delivering its unique brand of community development as the largest mixed-use, master-plan developer. Our communities share a mission to improve infrastructure and mobility for the cities we build in, provide multigenerational housing with amenity-rich parks and protected open spaces, and deliver a blend of office, retail and commercial where innovation and entrepreneurial enterprises rise and thrive. Through this process, we create thousands of new jobs, generate vital tax revenues and economic activity for our public partners and the municipalities we serve. We will also deliver sorely-needed community opportunities for all, such as affordable housing for families and seniors. At FivePoint we are committed to the success of our communities.
In the end, a great community is not complete without people who are passionate about where they live and work. We create communities we dream of living in.
The Shipyard Communities Manifesto
PROVIDING REAL OPPORTUNITY FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE TOGETHER
A project of such importance and scale needs a strong vision and a set of guiding principles. FivePoint has created a placemaking manifesto that helps articulate the vision and provides framework to the decision making process. This manifesto will ensure that the overall vision and objectives are at the core of everything delivered and promised.
THE BAYVIEW ENGINE ROOM
The San Francisco Shipyardsm was once a great engine room in the south eastern part of the city. It was the driving force behind a proud and industrious community.
Let’s relight the fires, connect new neighborhoods with old, established businesses with innovation, new opportunities with local energy, and watch Bayview flourish again.
THE SAN FRANCISCO THING TO DO
We respect our city. We’re proud of the values that it represents. We want to do the right thing by San Franciscans.
Obviously that means considering the environment, but it also means being inclusive and accepting, and making sure that everyone shares in the opportunities we are creating. To put it simply, we want to provide real opportunities for different people, together.
THINK BIG, ACT SMALL
Candlestick and The SF Shipyard are big places. Really big. So whilst we work on the big picture, let’s make sure we get the fine detail right. Let’s keep thinking about scale, large and small, make sure we don’t get lost in maps and plans, and know when to hand over control to people who know how to sweat the small stuff. After all, this place is too big for us to do all by ourselves.
ME, WE, US
San Francisco is rightly proud of its history of civil rights, gay rights, of equality, humanity and the acceptance of diversity. So are we. We’re absolutely not going to create enclaves of any kind – we want all incomes, all races, all ages, all genders, all sexual preferences, all lifestyles, all businesses, all people, all of the time.
SPACES TO BE INTERESTING
It’s people that make places, not buildings. We want to encourage folks to be themselves here and to make this place their own. We can’t make a piece of San Francisco history by ourselves – we need help. Let’s embrace co-creation and encourage curation, and invite amazing people to do remarkable things.
EXCITING… IN PLACES
Sure, we want to make an exciting part of the City, but not every part needs to be exciting all the time.
Some places need to be the center of attention, and some need to be sleepy backstreets. We need to focus on getting the character of all these absolutely right.
Culture is the lifeblood of the city. It’s the vital ingredient that raises us out of the everyday, infusing our lives with originality and meaning.
In everything we do – buildings, infrastructure, landscape, events – we should ask ‘could this include culture? ’ Lets make our places distinctive and idiosyncratic, quirky and joyful.
The SF Shipyard will see contemporary architecture in a heritage setting, at Candlestick vibrant urban life beside a State Park. In both, activity on land and in the water, permanent facilities and temporary destinations.
Let’s embrace the drama in these contrasts, so that, in a city of a thousand experiences, ours rank with the very best.
A LITTLE BIT OF THIS, A LITTLE BIT OF THAT
To make great authentic neighborhoods, it’s pointless trying to reinvent the wheel. We want to learn from the best bits of San Francisco (and other locations around the world) and mix them together to make somewhere new that feels like somewhere you know.
We can sit and talk about the great places we’re going to make – but talk is cheap.
Let’s prove we mean business by doing great things, and make everyone sit up and take notice.