Enhancement Projects

Project Name Description
HOPE SF – Potrero Terrace
and Annex

The Potrero Terrace and Annex project is a phased, master-planned new construction development consisting of the demolition of the existing 619 public housing units on the property and the construction of up to 1,700 new units, including one-for-one replacement of the existing public housing units, additional affordable rental units, and market-rate rental and for-sale units. The project will also feature up to 15,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail space, approximately 30,000 square feet of community space, approximately 3.5 acres of new open spaces, and a reconfigured street network. The multi-phase redevelopment plan will be completed over the next 10-12 years.

Onsite resident relocation is commencing in preparation for Phase II abatement and demolition work of eight existing buildings, scheduled for summer 2019, to be followed by infrastructure construction starting in fall 2019, and construction of new affordable units at Block B to begin in early 2020. The Phase II infrastructure scope consists of rough grading, major utility extensions, and installation of new public streets and sidewalks. The new housing parcels are planned as one affordable housing building with approximately 115 units and one market rate building with up to 160 units. Existing streets segments of Wisconsin Street, 25th Street, and 26th Street will be reconstructed and regraded; a new segment of Arkansas Street will feature head-in parking on the eastern side and parallel parking spaces on the west, and streetscape will be designed with new sidewalks, curb ramps, and bulb-outs.

HOPE SF – Sunnydale and Velasco

The Sunnydale and Velasco project is a phased, master-planned new construction development that will demolish the existing 775 public housing units on the property and the construction of up to 1,700 new units, including one-for-one replacement of the existing public housing units, affordable rental units, and market-rate and affordable for-sale units. The project will also provide up to 16,200 square feet of retail space, up to 46,300 square feet of community service, and educational facilities. Approximately 11 acres of new parks and recreation spaces and approximately 12 acres of a new and reconfigured street network will be built as part of the project. The multi-phase redevelopment plan will be completed over the next 12-15 years.

Construction on 55 affordable units at Parcel Q, the first vertical phase of the project, will be complete in mid-2019. In early 2019, the first infrastructure improvements will commence on a five-acre site and will include construction of three new streets, relocation of existing electrical power poles and overhead lines, new underground utilities including a combined sewer system and new electrical switchgear, lighting and bio-retention curb bulb extensions, a new pedestrian mews, and demolition and abatement of 120 existing units in 16 buildings. Construction of Block 6, the next vertical phase, comprising 167 affordable units, is scheduled to begin in summer 2019, with the first market rate development, Block 5, following in 2022, pending sale of the land.

MOHCD – 4th and Folsom

The City-owned parcel at 266 4th Street (“4th and Folsom”) is slated for the development of approximately 85 units of family affordable housing, with approximately 3,000 square feet of retail space. Earlier this year, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) was selected to lead the development of the site. A portion of the site sits directly above the SFMTA’s Yerba Buena/Moscone Central Subway Station. The station is under construction as part of the Central Subway Project and is scheduled to be completed in 2019.

MOHCD – Balboa Park Upper Yard

Balboa Park Upper Yard (BPUY) will be a new 131-unit affordable building for families located on a vacant City-owned parcel directly neighboring the Balboa Park BART Station. Developed through a partnership of Mission Housing Development Corp (MHDC) and Related California, the units will be targeted to households with incomes from 30 to 60% Area Median Income (AMI). The ground floor of the project will contain a child care facility with a playground, ground floor retail, and community services space coordinated through the Family Wellness Community Resources Center operated by MHDC’s Resident Services Department.

MOHCD – Parcels R, S, U

Octavia Boulevard Parcels R, S, and U are proposed to be developed into a 100% affordable housing development for families and Transitional Age Youth (TAY) across three City-owned vacant parcels with ground floor commercial spaces. The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) was selected in 2018 to develop the site based on their proposal to develop 88 units including 30 studios for TAY in Parcel U. The buildings will include a child development center and resident open spaces on roof decks. TNDC is exploring the possibility of increasing the project density to provide more units by conducting additional due diligence on the soil conditions and building types that could be supported.

OCII Mission Bay – Parks and
Open Space

The construction of 10 additional parks in Mission Bay is anticipated over the next 10 years, of which five are planned for delivery over the next five years. Parks planned to be finished by FY2023 include: the remaining segments of the Mission Creek park loop, a major bayfront park, a small pocket park fronting the Bay, and a small segment of Mariposa parks.

The cost of OCII Mission Bay Parks and Open Space is approximately $42.0 million through FY2029.

OCII Mission Bay – Streetscape and Underground Utilities

Additional roadways, underground utilities and pedestrian and bicycle improvements are needed to serve the new residential neighborhood and research district in the southern portion of Mission Bay. The majority of these improvements will be constructed over the next three years.

The cost of OCII Mission Bay Streetscape and Underground Utilities is approximately $8.8 million through FY2029.

OCII Mission Bay – Storm Water Treatment

The remaining required storm water treatment improvements in Mission Bay are all located south of Mission Creek. This southern portion of Mission Bay will have a storm water treatment system separate from the combined sewer/storm water system found in the rest of the City to avoid additional burdens on the Southeast Treatment Facility. Construction of storm water pump stations and storm water treatment facilities are expected within the next five years.

The cost of OCII Mission Bay Storm Water Treatment is approximately $27.3 million through FY2029.

OCII Transbay – Clementina Street Extension

Clementina Street will be extended from First Street to Spear Street by the private developers of OCII sponsored parcels. This new, pedestrian-oriented alley will be lined with townhouses constructed as part of the master-planned blocks within the project area. The project began in 2013 with the development of Transbay Block 6 and will be completed over the next five years as additional OCII sponsored Transbay blocks are developed.

The total cost of the extension of Clementina Street is $4 million provided by tax increment bonds and downtown parks fees.

OCII Transbay –
Folsom Street Improvements

Planned improvements to Folsom Street in the Transbay area include widened sidewalks with special paving, new street trees, rain gardens, and new streetlights and traffic signals. Construction of improvements began in late 2018, with completion of all permanent improvements expected by 2020.

The total cost of the OCII sponsored portion of Folsom Street improvements is $19 million and will be funded by tax-exempt bonds issued by OCII.

OCII Transbay – Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District

In 2015 property owners within Transbay and the Rincon Hill neighborhoods approved the Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District. The District provides funding for maintenance of the new infrastructure, including the new parks, sidewalk and street cleaning, security, and programming for neighborhood events.

The District produces approximately $4.1 million in funding annually.

OCII Transbay – New Parks

Two new Transbay parks are in development, one under the bus ramp and off-ramp from I-80, and one on the middle one-third of the existing Temporary Bus Terminal. The under-ramp park will include plazas, playgrounds, walking and bicycle paths, landscaping, sport courts, concessions, and a large dog park. The other will include a playground and event spaces. The former will be on property owned by Caltrans and the TJPA; the latter is on TJPA property but will be turned over to the City upon completion. Construction of both is scheduled to begin in 2020, with completion of the improvements expected in 2022.

Current estimates of park design and construction costs are up to $47 million with sources to include tax increment bonds and downtown parks fees.

OCII Shipyard/Candlestick – Building 101 & Artists Replacement Studios

Building 101 will be retained as part of the Shipyard redevelopment and will require significant upgrades in the future. New artist studios for approximately 100 artists will be constructed.

OCII Shipyard/Candlestick – New Parks and Open Space

The development will build out several new parks which include: Hillpoint Park, Hilltop Pocket Parks, Innes Court Park, Coleman Promenade and Overlook, Storehouse Plaza, Coleman Bluffs Paths, Hillside Central Park, Jamestown Walker Slope, Wedge Park, Bayview Hillside Open Space, Alice Griffith Community Garden, Northside Park, Horne Blvd Park, Shipyard Hillside Open Space, Mini-Wedge Park, Earl Blvd Park, Waterfront Promenade North/South, Heritage Park, and Alice Griffith Neighborhood Park.

OCII Shipyard/Candlestick – Streetscape Projects The Shipyard/Candlestick Point Project will enhance the walkability of several streets, providing new amenities to pedestrians in the area by performing streetscape projects on Gilman Street, Harney Way, and Innes Avenue.
OCII Shipyard/Candlestick – Transportation Improvements The Shipyard/Candlestick Point project includes an extensive program of on-site and off-site transportation improvements to facilitate automobile, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian mobility in and around the project area. Over the next five years, the master developer will build out a new network of streets in the former Candlestick Stadium site to serve a new mixed use development and the Alice Griffith public housing site.
Planning – Central SoMa

The vision of the Central SoMa Plan is to create a social, economic, and environmentally sustainable neighborhood by 2040, with space for approximately 32,000 new jobs and 8,600 new housing units. With its centralized location near downtown, excellent transit access, and numerous underdeveloped sites, the neighborhood is well-positioned to become a new hub for employment and housing at the core of the city and Bay Area region. The Central SoMa Plan was approved by the Board of Supervisors in November 2018 and with implementation beginning in early 2019.

The Plan is expected to result in up to $2.2 billion in public benefits to serve critical needs of the neighborhood, including affordable housing, transportation, streets improvements, parks and recreation, schools, environmental sustainability, and community services. Funding for these projects will be derived from a combination of new and existing impact fees, Community Facilities District special tax revenues, direct provision by developers, and various other sources of funding. These funds will be received as development occurs in the Plan Area over the next 25 years. The sources of funds are $968 million from impact fees, $836 million direct provision from new development, and $354 million from the Community Facilities District.

Port – National Park Service Alcatraz Embarkation Site

n June 2018, the Port Commission approved the new Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation Project located at Piers 31-33 on The Embarcadero at Bay Street. The Alcatraz Project will activate the Pier 31 bulkhead with a plaza, café, and improved public restrooms, and transform the Pier 33 bulkhead into a visitor-contact station. Improvements to the site will be made through a lease with a new tenant, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and through a lease with a new ferry concessioner to be selected by the National Park Service through its competitive-bid process. The Alcatraz Embarkation Project improvements are projected to be complete by 2024. To prepare the site for the new tenants, the Port is currently undertaking a $7.5 million repair to the facility’s substructure.

The Port anticipates that the project will result in $34 million of investment in Piers 31-33.

Port – Pier 70 Waterfront Site

Forest City California, Inc. is the Port’s development partner for the Waterfront Site at Pier 70. Project construction started in 2018, with full build-out completion estimated in 10-15 years. Forest City California, Inc. is the Port’s development partner for the Waterfront Site at Pier 70. Construction started in 2018, with full build-out completion estimated in 10-15 years. The project includes nine acres of waterfront parks, playgrounds and recreation opportunities; new housing units (including 30% below market-rate homes); restoration and reuse of currently deteriorating historic structures; new and renovated space for arts, cultural, small-scale manufacturing, local retail, and neighborhood services; up to 2 million square feet of new commercial and office space; and parking facilities and other transportation infrastructure.

The capital cost estimate for this public-private partnership project is $300 million.

Port – Seawall Earthquake Safety Program

Phase I of the Seawall Program is a down payment on the multi-generational project to improve the Embarcadero Seawall for greater resilience in the face of earthquakes, floods, and climate hazards. It will focus on making improvements before disaster strikes, improvements that will save lives, reduce suffering, support disaster response and recovery efforts, and help protect the historic waterfront. This phase will develop and complete the most immediate life safety and high-priority upgrades to the Seawall at key locations and plan for additional work over the coming decades as climate change and rising seas demand further improvements and protections.

The Seawall Program will be implemented over several decades and require federal, state, and local permitting and funding. In 2017, the City convened a Seawall Finance Working Group to analyze sources and recommend a funding plan for the Port and City to pursue to support the Seawall Program. The funding plan included a $425 million General Obligation Bond, which was approved by voters in November 2018. Additionally, the Port secured a $5 million appropriation from the State for the Seawall Program and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) committed $1.5 million to study flood risk for San Francisco’s waterfront, with a focus on the Embarcadero Seawall. This USACE appropriation represents the beginning of the General Investigation process that will culminate in a recommendation to Congress regarding additional federal funding to support the Seawall Program. The Port is also pursuing State support as well as private contributions toward the program through special taxes. To date, the Port has secured approvals of shoreline special taxes for the Pier 70 and Mission Rock projects to address sea level rise and flood risk on Port property.

The cost of Phase 1 of the Seawall Earthquake Safety Program is approximately $500 million through FY2029. Of that Phase 1 scope, all but $54 million has been secured through a combination of G.O. Bond and local sources, and the Port is continuing to seek State support for the balance.

Port – Seawall Lots 323 and 324

In 2015, the Port Commission approved an exclusive negotiation agreement with Teatro ZinZanni and its financial partner, operating together as TZK Broadway, LLC, for the lease and development of Seawall Lots 323 and 324. The proposed development will include: a single, four-story building with a 180-200 room hotel, restaurant/bar, an approximate 280-seat theater featuring Teatro’s historic “Spiegeltent”, and an approximate 14,000-square-foot privately-financed public park. The project is anticipated to be constructed and operational by 2021.

The Port estimates the project will cost $135 million to be constructed with private funds.

Port – Seawall Lot 337 and Pier 48

Led by Seawall Lot 337 Associates, LLC (an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants), this project is a flexible development that balances residential, office, retail, exhibition, and parking uses. The Port anticipates that the leases from this development will generate new revenues to support ongoing operations for the Port.

Necessary horizontal infrastructure enhancements to facilitate the development include streets, sidewalks, and utilities. The cost of these infrastructure enhancements will be initially paid for by the developer and repaid by the Port from revenues generated by an Infrastructure Finance District to be established for this project. The development is expected to begin construction in 2020.

The developer will construct $200 million in horizontal infrastructure enhancements including streets, sidewalks, and utilities through 2029. An Infrastructure Financing District is being considered to provide funding for these improvements.

Port – Waterfront Park Projects

The Port will complete work on projects funded substantially with 2008 and 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks General Obligation Bonds at Agua Vista Park, Islais Creek, Heron’s Head Park, and Crane Cove Park.

All but $3.1 million of the $34.5 million budgeted G.O. Bonds for Port Waterfront Parks have been issued. Funds from the future final issuance will support the delivery of Agua Vista Park, Islais Creek improvements, and Heron’s Head Park.

TIDA – Affordable Housing The Housing Plan and Financing Plan for Treasure Island set forth a strategic framework for funding 2,173 of the housing units to be affordable units. Of these, 1,866 units are to be developed by the City with the balance of 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. The proposed 2019 Affordable Housing General Obligation bond would support this construction, pending voter approval.
TIDA – Bridge Access Improvements Improvements are required on the interchange of Southgate and Hillcrest Roads with the eastbound I-80 Bay Bridge and to seismically retrofit or replace the viaduct structures on the west side of Yerba Buena Island. The interchange improvements are expected to begin construction in 2019. These projects are being delivered in conjunction with the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and more detail can be found in the Transportation Chapter of this Plan.
TIDA – Horizontal Infrastructure As a manmade island, Treasure Island requires significant investment in improving the land’s geotechnical condition. Treasure Island will also require soil import to prepare for anticipated sea level rise. Moreover, roadway and utility infrastructure throughout the Islands will need to be replaced to meet City standards and support the development of new housing and other facilities. These improvements are, with limited exceptions, the responsibility of TICD.
TIDA – Public Open Spaces

The project includes more than 290 acres of new public open spaces including parks, public access trails, shoreline and other waterfront improvements to enhance public use, and enjoyment of views of the San Francisco Bay. The initial development of these facilities is a developer responsibility, but the ownership of these facilities and their future operation, renewal, and improvement will be the responsibility of TIDA.

TIDA – Transportation Improvements Public transportation improvements will include a new ferry terminal, acquisition or leasing of new ferry boats, the acquisition of new buses for AC Transit and MUNI, and the cost to purchase or lease shuttle buses for the new on-island free shuttle service. The DDA and Transportation Plan detail the City and developer responsibilities for these improvements and acquisitions. In addition to the developer’s obligation towards these improvements and acquisitions, TICD is also obligated to provide a transportation operating subsidy to supplement funding for the Island’s transit services and transportation demand management programs over the course of development.
TIDA – Utility Infrastructure

TIDA continues to operate existing utility systems on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island with the support of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). Although these systems are to be replaced during the course of development and new infrastructure accepted by the SFPUC or private utilities, portions of the existing systems will remain in use for 10 to 15 years or more as development progresses. In consultation with the SFPUC, TIDA has been making targeted investments in the existing utilities, in particular the wastewater collection system and treatment plan. Improvements are intended to ensure permit compliance and service reliability during the interim period before new infrastructure is constructed, dedicated to and accepted by the City. New electrical switchgear will be installed by TICD prior to 2021, and a new Wastewater Treatment Plant to be constructed by the SFPUC is scheduled to be operational
in 2022.

TIDA has been funding this work out of its annual operating budget, but previously authorized Certificates of Participation are also an eligible source if required.

As the needs and funding picture for affordable housing are constantly evolving, the affordable housing and related infrastructure projects here listed represent examples of the kinds of projects that the proposed 2019 Affordable Housing G.O. Bond could support.