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   Also, for general information on past and future activities see the Sequence of Events.

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

The Baylands Sustainability Committee has prepared a draft Sustainability Framework for the Baylands, which is now available for review.

Now that the Draft EIR comment deadline has closed, the City and its EIR consultants are in the process of preparing written responses to all comments that were submitted. Collectively the Draft EIR, comments submitted on the Draft EIR, responses to Draft EIR comments, and any changes to the Draft EIR resulting from these comments and responses constitute the Final EIR.   Once the Final EIR is prepared, hearings will be scheduled before the Planning Commission regarding the Final EIR and applicant’s proposed specific plan.  Tentative dates have not been established for publication of the Final EIR or subsequent Planning Commission hearings. 

Additional Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the most commonly asked questions may be viewed at FAQs.
Draft EIR
The Baylands Draft EIR is available for review at the Baylands-DEIR webpage, 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.
To learn more about contamination and remediation issues in the Baylands, please view the Remediation page.
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