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, agenda reports and presentations, 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 Are Under Way!
The Planning Commission has established a schedule for workshops and public hearings on the Baylands Final EIR and related planning applications. A detailed schedule of meetings and topics may be found here.   Public Hearing #9 is scheduled for Tuesday December 1st 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.
Planning Commission - Opportunity for Baylands Presentations

The Brisbane Planning Commission has set aside the Baylands public hearing of November 16th and December 1st,  for community groups and December 10th for the applicant to make presentations regarding the Baylands before the Commission considers making its recommendation to the City Council.  The respective meetings will be from 7:30-10:30 pm in the Community Meeting Room at Brisbane City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane. 

On November 5th, 2015, the City Council accepted the Final Baylands Sustainability Framework which can be found here.

City-Initiated Baylands Survey

The Baylands survey results are now available for review.  The City Council received a presentation from the City’s survey consultants regarding these results on October 27th.  This was a mail-in survey sent to all registered voters in Brisbane to gauge community opinions and attitudes on a number of issues pertaining to the Baylands.  The survey was sent out on August 25th, 2015 with a response deadline of September 12th, 2015.  The survey results are an important factor in the City’s decision-making process for the Baylands.

Additional Information
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.
To learn more about contamination and remediation issues in the Baylands, please view the Remediation page.
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