Baylands Information

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The Brisbane Baylands encompasses approximately 660 acres, generally bordered on the west by Bayshore Boulevard, north by the City and County of San Francisco, east by the U.S. Hwy 101 causeway, and south by Brisbane Lagoon.  It is comprised of a former municipal landfill and former rail yard, and presents both exciting opportunities and formidable challenges for the City.  The site's history left a legacy of contamination requiring millions of dollars and years of remediation, which is still ongoing.  Yet the remediated site holds the promise of enhanced environmental quality, opportunities for use and enjoyment by Brisbane residents via trails and enhanced open spaces, and new sustainable development contributing to the City's economic health, social diversity, and environment.

The City is committed to a planning process which engages the community and maximizes opportunities for open dialogue and input along with public review and comment.   You may direct general comments or questions regarding the Baylands to planning@ci.brisbane.ca.us.   Also, for general information on past and future activities see the Sequence of Events.  Some of the most commonly asked questions may be viewed at FAQs.

Please visit this webpage for updates.  Also, to be included in future email updates, please submit your email address on the email submission page.
 

Latest News
Workshops and Public Hearings Have Been Scheduled!
The Planning Commission has established a schedule for workshops and public hearings on the Baylands Final EIR and related planning applications, and a detailed schedule of meetings and topics may be found here.  The first informational workshop will be held on Thursday, September 10th at 7:30 pm in the Community Meeting Room, Brisbane City Hall, 50 Park Place.  The Notice of Public Hearing  provides additional information regarding the project and the EIR.
 
City-Initiated Baylands Survey Being Mailed To ALL Registered Voters! 
The City has consistently sought the community’s input in the Baylands planning process and we are asking for your assistance once again.  On August 25, 2015 a survey to gauge community opinions and attitudes on a number of issues pertaining to the Baylands will be mailed to all registered voters in Brisbane. Please watch your mail for a survey packet from Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin and Metz, the independent firm hired by the City to prepare and administer the survey.  The deadline to complete and return the survey is September 12, 2015. All responses must be postmarked by that date. 
 
With Planning Commission hearings on the Baylands scheduled to start in September and extend into November, the survey results will be an important factor in the City’s decisionmaking process for the Baylands.  Make your voice heard - the City values your opinion! Thanks for your interest and participation.
 
The Baylands Sustainability Committee has prepared a draft Sustainability Framework for the Baylands, which is now available for review.
 
Additional Information
 
EIR
The Baylands Draft EIR and the Final EIR are available for review online and at City Hall and the Brisbane Library.
 
EIR Process
The Environmental Impact Report Process page includes information and links to EIR-related activities prior to publication of the draft EIR.
 
Specific Plan and Infrastructure Plan
In February 2011, Universal Paragon Corporation (UPC) released their submitted draft Baylands Specific Plan.

Public Space Master Plan 
In developing a community-based alternative for the Baylands, it became clear that the public space component would be vital to the success of the plan. In 2009, a Public Space Master Plan was developed and integrated into the Community Alternative.
 
 Baylands Speaker Series
In preparation for the development of alternatives to the project, the City engaged several speakers to focus on the relevant topics to this process, which may be viewed at the Baylands Speaker Series.
 
Remediation
To learn more about contamination and remediation issues in the Baylands, please view the Remediation page.
 
Other Information