SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Tucked between AT&T Park and Interstate 280 in San Francisco is a community of houseboat dwellers that goes back more than 50 years. It’s a part of Mission Bay that has remained virtually unchanged despite rapid development in the area.
For more than 15 years there has been constant construction in Mission Bay from the ballpark to dozens of condos to UCSF buildings. In the midst of the boom sits 20 houseboats along the south shore of Mission Creek where there’s a tree-shaded, grassy promenade.
“This community started in about 1960. We’re a little bit interesting and eccentric,” said resident Phillip D’Andrade as he walked along the dock. He’s lived there for 20 years.
For decades the area was undeveloped, but he said that’s all changed.