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 Baylands@ci.brisbane.ca.us. Also, for general information on past and future activities, agenda reports and presentations, see the Sequence of Events. Some of the most commonly asked questions may be viewed at FAQs.
The City Council will commence its review of the Baylands project and related EIR on Thursday, September 29, 2016 (Council's 9/16/16 Notice of Public Hearing). The first meeting will be a workshop providing an overview of the Council’s review process, the project components, EIR, and Planning Commission recommendation. Please visit the Baylands Council Proceedings webpage to review their schedule.
On August 25, 2016 the Brisbane Planning Commission completed its deliberations and by a vote of 5-0 recommended to the City Council that the Brisbane General Plan be amended for the Baylands to allow for a 1- 2 million square foot net increase in building area and a utility-scale renewable energy generation facility. Permitted land uses would include Light Industrial, Research and Development, Office, Retail, Commercial Recreation and Open Space. No housing is recommended. The Planning Commission further recommended certification of the Final EIR as it pertains to their General Plan recommendation. The Planning Commission's Resolution may be viewed here.
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