SAN FRANCISCO (March 11, 2015) – The first two buildings of 88 homes at The San Francisco Shipyard, a transformative, multibillion dollar community led by Lennar Urban, is now sold out and preparing for the move-in of its first homeowners in April.
Sales for the next four buildings, comprising 159 homes, will be announced in the coming weeks and are slated for completion by the end of 2015.
With prices ranging from the mid- $400Ks into the $900Ks, the first two buildings, Merchant and Olympia, are comprised of one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums and townhomes whose new owners include families and individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. Offering a mix of floorplans for San Francisco’s middle income, low income and upper income families, this is the first release of 12,000 homes that will be built at The San Francisco Shipyard and its sister community, Candlestick Point.
“We’ve had strong demand and overwhelming interest from buyers since we launched sales last June,” said Sheryl McKibben, vice president of sales and marketing at Lennar Urban. “The sales pace has been swift and we expect the same with the next release of homes, as we’re already generating an interest list of prospective buyers. These first homeowners understand the vision of The San Francisco Shipyard and see value in planting roots here. It’s exciting to see their enthusiasm for what’s to come.”
Key factors in attracting buyers have been attainable pricing that is almost half the price of comparable downtown San Francisco homes, modern design, superior finishes, waterfront views, manicured parks around the community along with intimate green spaces surrounding the homes and easy access to downtown San Francisco, the Peninsula and East Bay.
“Our proximity and accessibility to downtown San Francisco has been a major factor for our current buyers since 65 percent of them work in the city,” said McKibben. “We’re just 3.5 miles from the SoMa district and less than 10 minutes from downtown via car. Nearly 55 percent of our buyers are relocating to The Shipyard from another neighborhood within San Francisco, so now they can actually purchase a new home instead of renting.”
The San Francisco Shipyard is crafted from the culture of a historic San Francisco neighborhood and features contemporary design with amenities such as parks, private patios and rooftop decks. Within the current release of homes, top-of-the-line standard interior finishes include hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, quartz stone countertops, tile bathroom flooring and surrounds, and Bosch kitchen appliances.
Located along the San Francisco waterfront, The San Francisco Shipyard is poised to take its place among the city’s most desirable real estate. In addition to an array of amenities, hundreds of acres of parks and open space and easy access to downtown, residents will be adjacent to an Urban Innovation District. This integrated development will comprise three million square-feet of waterfront commercial space, an emerging business incubator and San Francisco State University’s extended campus. Through purposeful programming and physical design, the district will be activated with coffeehouses, gyms, dining, retail and entertainment venues.
About The San Francisco Shipyard
The San Francisco Shipyard is a transformative community led by Lennar Urban and being built with the same spirit of artistry and progressive ideas that define San Francisco. It is a revitalized waterfront neighborhood with a bold new vision offering a mix of residences, retail, entertainment, a research and development campus, anchored by San Francisco State University, and acres of parks and trails. Situated in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood overlooking the picturesque waterfront, The San Francisco Shipyard is just 3.5 miles from the city’s SoMa district and less than 10 minutes from downtown via car. The San Francisco Shipyard and its sister community Candlestick Point are 20-year, multi-billion-dollar redevelopments that encompass a total of 762 acres where there will be more than 12,000 new homes and over 300 acres of parks and open space. Homes will range from studios to three-bedroom designs and buildings will include townhomes, mid-sized condo flats and high-rises. Because of the waterfront location, almost all homes have breathtaking views of the Bay, the Bay Bridge, the Oakland Hills or the San Francisco skyline. For more information on The San Francisco Shipyard, visit www.thesfshipyard.com , call 415-383-5500 or connect at @TheSFShipyard.
About Lennar Urban
Lennar Urban is a division of Lennar, one of the nation’s largest home builders. Lennar is a publically traded company and its home building operations include the sale and construction of single-family attached and detached homes across the country. Lennar Urban is the leading developer of large-scale master-planned communities within the urban environment. By successfully partnering with local communities, Lennar Urban has a proven track record of transforming valuable, underutilized land into vibrant mixed-use neighborhoods. Approaching each of our developments with the aim of simplifying lives and enhancing connections, we believe our work is setting the new standard by which other new communities are measured. www.lennarurban.com.