Among other things, Mason must prove that the old, recycled oceangoing shipping containers (which enclose the Shipyard and other Bay Area artists' collectives) are safe. But he and others are hopeful, driven, and convinced that they're onto something big.
"Places like the Shipyard, which is a cauldron of ideas, don't fit into the traditional model of how a city should work," Price told us. "The fringes, where the rules are a little fuzzy, is where surprisingly creative things happen." *
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