San Francisco and Supermayor Gavin Newsom announced plans to take the pollution-mired Hunter’s Point Shipyard and build a $US20 Million, 80,000-square foot UN Global Compact centre, which will serve as a “climate change think tank and green tech incubator.”
Construction on the building will begin in 2011, and finish in mid 2012, serving as office space for the Global Compact, as well as house a conference centre. The city also hopes the centre will encourage other sustainable resource-oriented orgs to populate around the area as well.
And if you remember previously, Hunter’s Point was home to child pranksters who would go around turning off the power switches on San Francisco’s hybrid buses. This latest announcement seems all too appropriate. [Inhabitat]