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Bode Gravel Co. was faced with moving its main ready mix operation because of redevelopment occurring in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. Plans for a new University of California bio medical campus, supporting lab, and offices forced the concrete plant and other industrial operations to move.

In the months following the realization that they needed to relocate, the producer’s management team realized that finding a suitable site in San Francisco and obtaining the necessary approvals would be a monumental challenge. The real estate research uncovered one small area large enough to support a ready mix operation where heavy industrial operations would be allowed. It was on San Francisco’s southern waterfront adjacent to the Bayview/Hunter’s Point community.