Emerging Projects

Project Name Description
REC – 900 Innes Park Located in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco, the 900 Innes property was acquired in 2014 for three million dollars. The 900 Innes Park Planning Project presents a unique opportunity to unite the historic boatyard of 900 Innes and the underutilized India Basin Shoreline Park into one park, to complete 1.5 miles of accessible shoreline linking to the Bay Trail and the Blue Greenway, and to foster better neighborhood accessibility to the water. This project will give the community eight acres of waterfront open space.
REC – Camp Mather Master Plan Located near Yosemite National Park, Camp Mather is a family camp covering 337 acres, and includes a pool, lake, tennis and basketball courts, staff housing dormitories, kitchen and dining hall, and over 100 rustic camps that serve as guest accommodations. This revenue-generating site is heavily used and a long neglected resource. Significant improvements are needed to existing structures, including a modern wastewater treatment facility to meet current environmental standards. A Master Plan, including environmental review, would help guide the improvements needed.
REC – Civic Center Plaza Modernization This modernization would involve development of a conceptual plan and environmental review to modernize Civic Center Plaza as part of the Civic Center Commons initiative and the Civic Center Public Realm Plan.
REC – Geneva Car Barn Enhancement The Geneva Car Barn Enhancement Project includes renovation of the Powerhouse and Car Barn. This project will include a seismic upgrade, installation of modern utility systems, restoration of historic features, hazardous materials remediation, and new circulation systems to accommodate ADA access. Additional improvements for the Powerhouse include streetscape improvements, improved entrances, new roof, restored windows, mechanical and electrical systems upgrades, new floors, and radiant heating. The renovated Car Barn will comprise over 20,000 square feet and include space for new art studios, a cafe, an event space, a theater, a community meeting room, a student lounge and visitor-serving retail space.
REC – Golf Course Improvements Significant facility upgrades are needed at the City's golf courses. The Lincoln Park golf course needs netting along Clement Street, a new or refurbished clubhouse, a new perimeter fence and a rehab of the entire course. Most other courses within the City, including Sharp Park also require substantial upgrades, with the exception of Harding Park, which was recently updated.
REC – Japantown Peace Plaza Surface Improvements Resurfacing is needed at Japantown Peace Plaza to improve plaza surface and remove water intrusion from the subsurface garage.
REC – Kezar Pavilion Seismic Upgrades Based on an engineering study, Kezar Pavilion has significant seismic deficiencies causing safety concerns for staff and public use.
REC – Marina Yacht Harbor Renovation Renovation is needed at the Marina Yacht Harbor, on both the waterside and landside. Waterside marina renovations would include installation of a new breakwater, removal of existing breakwater structures, reconstruction of portions of the riprap slopes, replacement and reconfiguration of the floating docks and slips and maintenance dredging. Landside improvements would include renovation of the existing harbor office into restrooms, adaptation of the degaussing station into a new harbor office, and parking and landscape improvements.
REC – McLaren Lodge Seismic and Code Upgrades John McLaren Lodge, situated at the entrance to Golden Gate Park, requires seismic improvements including improvements to the newer annex (a two-story administrative building directly behind the Lodge), the breezeway which connects both buildings, and an ADA-compliant elevator.
REC – Neighborhood Parks - Recreation Centers Recreation centers, including Potrero, Mission, Gene Friend / SoMa and St. Mary's Recreation Centers, are in need of renovation for seismic safety, upgraded access, replacement of failing structures, systems, and play features.
REC – New Park Acquisitions and Capital Development Needs REC recently acquired property at Francisco Reservoir and Schlage Lock, and is in the process of acquiring the 11th Street Properties located in western SoMa. Planning and design is expected to begin in 2017, with construction slated for 2024, but funding needs remain.
REC – Park Concessions REC has several revenue generating properties that are in need of capital improvements. Without needed renovations, the operations and revenue generation at these sites may be jeopardized. In addition, REC is interested in re-purposing existing structures so that they can have a dual purpose that includes the provision of park-serving amenities.
REC – Regional Park Improvements This project would renovate and improve park features at Golden Gate Park, McLaren Park and Lake Merced, including restoration of natural features and recreational assets, as well as improving connectivity and access. The 2012 Neighborhood Parks and Open Space G.O. Bond funds some of the needs at these parks, but aging infrastructure, roadways and water features will require other funding sources.
REC – Sharp Park Wetland Restoration This project would improve the habitat for special status species, such as California Red Legged Frogs and San Francisco Garter Snakes, at the Laguna Salada Wetland Complex, by creating an additional 19 acres of habitat and re-establishing the connection with Mori Point.
REC – Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign A planning effort is underway to evaluate design options for the portion of the Twin Peaks roadway adjacent to, and between, the two peaks and the Christmas Tree point parking entrance. The objectives of this project are to create safer connections to Twin Peaks Trail System, improve pedestrian and bicycle access, and provide a defined connection to the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Funding for the current phase is provided by a Priority Conservation Area grant, Proposition K Transportation Improvement funds, and the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks G.O. Bond, but additional funding is needed.
REC – Water Conservation Program Despite successful water conservation and irrigation upgrade projects at Balboa Park, Jefferson Square, Alta Plaza, and Moscone Playground, there still remains a substantial need to bring all of the City’s parks up to the modern standard for water conservation.
REC – Zoo Improvements The Zoo is currently undergoing a Master Planning process to analyze current capital needs. While the western side of the Zoo has seen significant improvements in recent years, there are many structures that still need repair, including the Mothers Building. Approximately $400,000 in funding was identified for the Mothers Building in the current budget; however, an outstanding need remains. On the eastern side of the Zoo, substantial work is needed to renovate the lion house and bear grottoes along with the other original structures from the 1920s and 30s.
AAM – Asian Art Museum Transformation Project The Asian Art Museum is in the early phases of planning a set of changes that will add significant space for major exhibitions, expand and modernize classrooms, and re-contextualize permanent collection galleries. This project will feature a 12,000 square foot pavilion – a large space capable of supporting the dynamic and large-format artworks commonplace in exhibitions today. The pavilion will sit atop an existing wing on the Hyde Street elevation, and add about 9,000 square feet of gallery space to the first floor. The classrooms, which currently serve around 35,000 students per year, will be expanded and updated with state of the art audiovisual systems. This project will be fully funded by private donations from the Asian Art Museum Foundation.
ARTS – Renovation of the City’s Cultural Centers If the City is able to fund the Cultural Centers Facility Master Plan, this project will address the needs that are identified.
OEWD – Old Mint Restoration Project Cost estimates for the completion of the Old Mint Restoration Project – the City’s effort to transform the landmark United States Old Mint building into a new, destination cultural facility – are approximately $100 million. A more complete and detailed financing plan will be developed through the Phase I evaluation period, presently underway, but this total project cost will be met with a mix of local, state, and federal funding sources. As currently developed, the proposed Community Benefits Package from the City’s Central SoMa Plan includes a major investment in the Mint’s restoration. This local funding, generated from assessments of the plan area’s Community Benefits District, will be leveraged to raise additional public and private support. Additionally, the Phase I assessment will examine the use of Historic Preservation Tax Credits and General Fund debt financing tools to complete the project’s funding. Developed in collaboration with the California Historical Society, the City’s official partner on the project, the Phase I evaluation will also produce a campaign feasibility analysis exploring the market for private and philanthropic participation in the project.
LIB – Branch Improvements at Ocean View branch library After the Chinatown and Mission branch library renovations, the Ocean View branch library would be the final branch renovation project. Initial project funding will cover planning and pre-development costs, including a community engagement process.
LIB – Satellite Library Locations As the City population continues to grow, and new developments such as Treasure Island and Candlestick Point are completed, the Library will consider the creation of satellite locations to meet the needs of the growing communities. Potential future library facilities could include a E-Library Center, which would provide the public with increased access to technology for the purpose of enhancing job skill sets and developing technology literacy.
LIB – Branch Community Rooms There are currently 19 community rooms in the branch library system available for public use. The Library will begin to explore the addition of community rooms at other branch locations based on the community's need and the availability of space.
CCSF – Facilities Master Plan City College is in the process of developing a new Facilities Master Plan to guide facilities development in the coming ten-year period. This Plan is anticipated to be adopted by the College’s governing Board in Spring 2017. Following adoption of the Plan, City College will act as the lead agency for environmental review compliance in conformance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements. Emerging needs identified will be included in future updates of the Capital Plan.