In the San Francisco Business Times article “The Bay is rising. Where does that leave a wave of big waterfront projects?”, Blanca Torres discusses many of the city’s new waterfront developments and how they are helping the city reconnect with the waterfront but also addressing rising sea levels.
BUILD’s India Basin project is featured as one of the projects that is taking sea level rise into account in its design. “No one wants to build something that will be obsolete in 10 years,” BUILD’s Lou Vasquez is quoted as saying. “We’re all building with a 100-year horizon.... (Sea-level rise) is more of a problem for existing buildings than for new construction. We can pull back from the shoreline and build to a higher level.”