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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 email@example.com. 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.
The City is preparing to undertake a citywide survey to gauge community attitudes regarding the Baylands. The survey is expected to be released in late July/early August. More information will be forthcoming when available.
The Baylands Final EIR has been published and is now available for public review. Public hearings on the proposed Brisbane Baylands Specific Plan, related project components, and the Baylands Final EIR have not yet been scheduled, and are not expected to commence until Fall 2015.
The Baylands Sustainability Committee has prepared a draft Sustainability Framework for the Baylands, which is now available for review.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the most commonly asked questions may be viewed at FAQs.
The Baylands Draft EIR and the Final EIR are available for review online and at City Hall and the Brisbane Library.
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
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.
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.
- Renewable Energy Study
- Agenda Reports & Presentations
- UC Berkeley Landscape Architecture Presentation, "A Sketchbook of Ideas" (Spring 2005)