Emerging Projects

Project Name Description
Port – Seawall Stabilization and Adaptation for Sea Level Rise To address the stabilization and sea level rise adaptation needs of the entire Seawall, it is estimated that up to $5 billion will be needed. Further analysis is needed to define the project scope, budget, and schedule. San Francisco was selected to participate in the Living Cities City Accelerator’s Infrastructure Finance Cohort. Through participation in the Accelerator, the City will conceptualize a financing and public engagement strategy that can endure a near-term change in administrations as well as sustain public support years from today.
Port – BAE Ship Repair The BAE Ship Repair leasehold is 15.1 acres of land and 17.4 acres of water on the northeastern edge of Piers 68 and 70. It includes 19 buildings, six functional cranes, and two floating drydocks. It is under a lease to BAE, generating approximately $1.8 million dollars in annual revenues to the Port. BAE’s ship repair is key to sustaining the Port’s maritime function and is utilized by other maritime enterprises, such as cruise ships calling in San Francisco. Recently, competitive facilities in Vallejo and Oregon have caused a decline in BAE revenues. The current lease between the Port and BAE committed to improvements that will sustain the ship repair facility for the next 25 years by replacing one or both drydocks to improve the facility’s competitiveness. A new dry dock is estimated to cost $50 million. The Port will work with BAE to develop the business case to support private or public funding for this expenditure.
Port – Piers 80-96 Maritime
Eco-Industrial Center
The Maritime Eco-Industrial Center co-locates maritime industrial uses to enable product exchange, optimize the use of resources, incorporate green design and technologies on site, foster resource recovery and reuse, provide economic opportunities that employ local residents, minimize environmental harm, and incorporate public open space. The Port has made strides in bringing new industries to Piers 80-96, but additional capital investments are needed to support and grow maritime industries in the area. Likely areas of investment include improving transportation access to the site, substructure renewal at Piers 80 and 94/96, public realm improvements, area beautification, and wharf and pile removal from the Bay. The Port will likely seek Federal Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grant funds to improve transportation access to the site.
Port - Conditional Seismic Costs

Seismic costs may be required for code compliance when performing renewal work on piers. The seismic cost estimate represents a worst-case scenario in terms of the total potential cost for repair work. In some instances, renewal work on wharfs and piers may be scoped and designed so that it does not trigger the need for seismic repairs. This project and its cost are included in the Capital Plan because in some instances the scope of repairs undertaken by the Port will trigger the need for full seismic upgrades of a substructure.


The Port anticipates $561.7 million may be needed for conditional seismic work on Port facilities, excluding many facilities at Pier 70, where the costs for seismic work are rolled into “full rehabilitation” estimates.

OCII Mission Bay Projects A potential need that is emerging is that the Community Facilities District #5 fees may not fully cover the maintenance and operation of the Mission Bay park system once the system is fully constructed. The actual cost of maintaining the parks is exceeding the originally estimated amount used to calculate the maximum fee allowed by Community Facilities District #5. As a result, there may be limited funds available for capital improvements to the parks as they age and require on-going improvements. This will most likely occur towards the end of this 10-year capital planning period.
OCII Shipyard/Candlestick Projects Primary funding sources for the following projects have not yet been identified: Arts Center; Hunters Point Historic Commemoration (landmarks or memorial) of the Drydocks; Community Facilities Parcels; Building 101 Upgrades; Building 813; Hunters Point Shipyard and/ or Candlestick Point Fire Station and full funding of a school site. OCII envisions that these projects may be funded through a combination of local, state and federal grants or loans; philanthropic funds; master leases or development agreements; or funds derived from the project’s Community Benefits Fund.
OCII Shipyard/Candlestick – Community Facility Parcels Approximately eight acres throughout the Shipyard and Candlestick site have been set aside for community resources such as social services, education, art, public safety facilities, and other community services as to be determined through a community process. While $10 million has been set aside for a new school facility, no other funding sources have been set aside for alternative uses for the community facility parcels.
OCII Shipyard/Candlestick – Building 813 Building 813 is being considered for reuse as an incubator and training facility for a range of new businesses, with a likely focus on clean technology, biotech and life sciences, and green businesses, with a mix of office, incubator, and workforce training uses.
OCII Shipyard/Candlestick – New Police Department Safety Hubs New San Francisco Police Department safety hubs will be constructed in the Shipyard/Candlestick area to serve the growing population there. Expected locations include Alice Griffith, the Regional Retail Center, and Hunters Point Shipyard.
OCII Yerba Buena Projects Yerba Buena does not have any major deferred projects at this time, however, based on projected capital expenditures over the next 10 years, OCII’s capital reserve will not be sufficient to keep up with anticipated facility renewals. Sources of future capital funding have yet to be identified, but may include establishment of public-financing mechanisms, additional contributions from property owners, and/or significant cutbacks in operating and cultural facility expenditures.
TIDA – Utility Infrastructure The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and TIDA have identified $4 million in rehabilitation and repair priorities for the wastewater collection system and treatment plan to be completed in FY2017 and FY2018 drawing upon previously authorized Certificates of Participation financing to maintain the existing facilities while new infrastructure is developed. The improvements will provide minimum levels of service reliability during the interim period before new infrastructure is constructed, dedicated to and accepted by the City as part of the Treasure Island Development Project. A new Wastewater Treatment Plant is to be constructed by the SFPUC and funds for this purpose are included in the SFPUC capital plan beginning in FY2017 and continuing through FY2019. TIDA and the SFPUC have initiated planning for the new plant.
TIDA – Westside Viaduct Structures Federal HBP and Prop 1-B funds have been secured to seismically retrofit or replace the viaduct structures on the west side of Yerba Buena Island. The project is in design and will be constructed following completion of the Yerba Buena Ramps project and improvements to Macalla Road to be made by TICD in the first phase of development.
TIDA – Affordable Housing The Housing Plan and Financing Plan set forth a strategic framework for funding 2,173 of the housing units to be affordable units. 1,866 of these units are to be developed by the City with the balance being inclusionary units to be constructed by TICD. Due to an escalation in costs since 2011, an increase in the number of affordable units to be delivered, and other changes, revised funding strategies will be required to close the resultant funding gap.
TIDA – Navy Structures While the majority of existing structures on the Islands will be demolished to make way for development, several existing structures will be preserved through the development as TIDA assets, including the gymnasium and chapel, Building 1, Hangers 2 & 3, and the former naval officers housing on Yerba Buena Island. All of these structures, except the gymnasium, came into TIDA ownership with the initial transfer and require individual assessment. The renovation or upgrade of some of the structures are included in the Project, but the programming, preservation, and improvement of others will the responsibility of TIDA.
Planning – Eastern Neighborhoods The City has identified a number of emerging capital projects within the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Area that are in the early planning stage. The scope, feasibility, and costs of these projects require further vetting and are therefore still considered emerging. Emerging needs range from major streetscape projects which re-envision stretches of the street grid, to Green Connection projects that enhance paths of travel leading, to parks and open space.
Planning – Market/Octavia The City has identified a number of emerging capital projects within the Market/Octavia Plan Area that are in the early planning stage. The scope, feasibility, and costs of these projects require further vetting and are therefore still considered emerging; however very preliminary analyses estimate these needs to be approximately $26 million. Emerging needs projects include additional pedestrian safety upgrades, streetscape improvements and bicycle network enhancements, among others.
Planning – Visitacion Valley Planning Department staff is currently conducting outreach with the community to identify projects going forward. Examples of these projects include Pedestrian Safety and Transit Improvements at Arleta Avenue, greenway street crossing enhancements, and art murals.

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