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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. To help in this dialogue the City has established and maintains this web site. You may direct general comments or questions regarding the Baylands to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, for general information on recent and future activities see the Overview Chart and the outline of the Sequence of Events.
Preparation of the draft EIR is continuing, with publication of the document expected in spring 2013. Once the draft EIR is published there will be a 120-day public comment period to allow the community and other interested parties to provide comments on the draft EIR. Any comments submitted to the City on the draft EIR will receive a written response.
The City remains committed to ensuring that the community has every opportunity to participate meaningfully in the draft EIR review process. The first step to meaningful participation is to understand the EIR process, and the City provided a series of educational sessions for the community regarding the CEQA process, and how to go about reviewing an EIR and providing effective, meaningful comments. These sessions were held in 2012/13, and are available for review at the EIR Training webpage. Anyone interested in commenting on the draft EIR is encouraged to review these sessions before starting to read the draft EIR.
Beyond understanding the CEQA process and how to review an EIR in general, the next key informational step will be to understand what is actually contained in the draft EIR. In order to facilitate the community’s review of the draft EIR, the City will hold a series of informational workshops once the draft EIR is published. The workshops are intended to help individuals interested in reviewing the draft EIR by providing an overview of the information contained in the document. A full schedule of informational workshops will be published once the date of draft EIR publication is finalized.
The goal of these educational and informational efforts is to empower people to actively engage in the EIR review process and provide comments on the draft EIR. While written comments on the draft EIR are strongly encouraged, the City will also provide opportunities for the public to provide verbal comments on the draft EIR. These meetings will be held closer to the end of the 120-day public comment period, after the informational workshops are held. The meeting schedule will be determined once the draft EIR publication date is finalized, and plenty of advance notice will be provided once the meeting schedule is set.
Please visit this web page for updates. Also, to be included in future email updates please enter and submit your email address on the email submission page.
Brisbane Baylands Specific Plan In February 2011, Universal Paragon Corporation (UPC) released their updated draft Baylands Specific Plan. In addition to the preceding link, paper copies of the document are also available for review at the Community Development Department at City Hall and at the City Library. CDs of the document can also be obtained at the Community Development Department. The February 2011 Baylands Specific Plan superceded the 2006 Baylands Specific Plan, which only showed what was then referred to as Phase 1 of the proposed development, on the eastern side of the Baylands.
Environmental Impact Report Process This page includes information and links to the ongoing EIR process, including the EIR Alternatives.
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.
- Agenda Reports & Presentations
- Baylands Speaker Series
- Energy Study
- UC Berkeley Landscape Architecture Presentation, "A Sketchbook of Ideas" (Spring 2005)
- Visitacion Valley Planning Alliance Presentation (July 21, 2007)
- Applicant-Sponsored Speaker Series (September - December 2009)