Emerging Projects

Project Name Description
REC – Buchanan Street Mall Improvements Building on an activation in 2015, the community worked with Trust for Public Land to produce a vision plan for Buchanan Mall. The plan calls for a unified plaza that provides opportunities for gardening, play, recreation, culture, gathering spaces and dog play space. REC is currently working with community groups and local partners to develop the vision statement into a concept plan and realize one of the five blocks with funding from Let's Play SF!
REC – Camp Mather Master Plan Located near Yosemite National Park, Camp Mather is a family camp with 337 acres, a pool, lake, tennis and basketball courts, staff housing dormitories, kitchen/dining hall and 100+ rustic cabins that serve as guest accommodations. This site is heavily used and a long-neglected resource. It is also revenue generating. A master plan, including environmental review, would help guide the improvements needed at the facility. In addition, significant improvements are needed to existing structures, including a modern wastewater treatment facility to meet current environmental standards.
REC – Coastal Trail Project As part of the South Ocean Beach Plan, the Coastal Trail Project is an initiative to create a new multi-use trail between Sloat Avenue and Skyline Boulevard. This project has received $1.7 million in funding from the Federal FLAP grant, $264,000 from Prop K sales tax, and $45,000 from an in-kind donation from SPUR. The project will be implemented in conjunction with other Great Highway narrowing projects led by Public Works and the SFMTA, and the overall project cost and timeline is yet to be determined.
REC – Geneva Car Barn Enhancement – Phase 2 Phase 2 of the Geneva Car Barn Enhancement Project includes renovation of the Car Barn building. This project will include a seismic upgrade, the installation of modern utility systems, restoration of historic features, hazardous materials remediation and new circulation systems to accommodate ADA access. The renovated Car Barn will include space for new art studios, a cafe, an event space, a theater, a community meeting room, a student lounge, and retail.
REC – Golf Course Improvements Significant facility upgrades are needed at the City's golf courses. The Lincoln Park course has an estimated need of $5 million, including netting along Clement Street, a new clubhouse, a new perimeter fence, as well as rehabilitation of the entire course. Similarly, the Sharp Park course has an estimated need of $6 million, and most other courses within the City also require substantial upgrades.
REC – Marina East Yacht Harbor Renovation The Marina West Harbor Improvements were completed in 2013; renovation and deferred maintenance needs remain at the Marina East both waterside and landside. Waterside renovations would include the installation of a new breakwater, reconstruction of portions of the riprap slopes, and replacement and reconfiguration of the floating docks and slips. Additional waterside amenities could include pump-out stations, a new fuel dock, and kayak launch. Landside improvements include renovation of the existing harbor office into boater/public 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 estimated seismic improvements of $15 million 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. The project does not have a final cost estimate.
REC – Neighborhood Parks – Recreation Centers After the Gene Friend Recreation Center project, this program will modernize recreation centers that have not been addressed recently, including the Potrero, Mission, Bernal Heights and St. Mary’s Recreation Centers. These recreation centers are in need of renovation for seismic safety, upgraded access, and replacement of failing structures, systems, and play features.
REC – New Park Acquisitions and Capital Development Needs The recently acquired park site at 11th Street in western SoMa needs to be designed and developed. Planning and design are expected to begin in 2019, with development in 2021 to accommodate existing leases. Partial funding has been received from Eastern Neighborhoods Impact Fees.
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 Promenade and Trail Improvements This project would convert the pilot road closure at Twin Peaks into a permanent linear park along the trail system. It would improve pedestrian and bicycle access, along with defined trail connections and corridors. The promenade scope includes roadway surfacing, barrier removal, planting, signage, seating, and bike racks. The associated trails scope includes replacement of trail and natural surface box steps on the south peak, as well as two other trail segments that connect the promenade to the neighborhood and public transit.
REC – Zoo Improvements The Zoo is currently undergoing a Master Planning process to analyze current capital needs. Since 2000, the Zoo has spent approximately $70 million on new construction, renovation, and enhancement. While the western side of the Zoo has seen significant improvements, there are many structures that still need repair, including the Mothers Building, the last remaining building with culturally significant WPA murals from the Fleishhacker Pool. On the eastern side of the Zoo, substantial work needs to be performed to renovate the lion house and bear grottoes along with the other original structures from the 1920s and 30s.
ARTS – 706 Mission Interior Buildout Construction of the 706 Mission Cultural Facility is underway with expected completion in 2019. Additional funding may be required to complete the interior buildout of the facility.
ARTS – Renovation of the City’s Cultural Centers The Cultural Centers Facility Master Plan will provide assessments for future capital improvements. Future renovations will address architectural, disabled access, structural, mechanical/plumbing/fire protection, electrical/fire alarm, and elevator deficiencies at SoMArts, the African American Art & Culture Complex, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, and Bayview Opera House.
OEWD – Old Mint Restoration Project Construction costs for the completion of the Old Mint Restoration Project – the City’s effort to transform the landmark Old United States Mint building into a new, destination cultural facility – are approximately $100 million. A complete and detailed financing plan is being developed through the Phase I evaluation period, presently underway, but this total project cost will require a mix of local, state, and federal funding sources. The City’s recently approved Central SoMa Plan includes a major potential source for the Old Mint’s rehabilitation and rededication. This local funding, generated from assessments of the plan area’s Community Facilities District, would be leveraged to raise additional public and private support. 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 picture. 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 Facilities

Master Planning

An updated Branch Facilities Master Plan will aid the Library in addressing evolving community needs, the City's growing population, and resiliency planning. The Branch Facilities Master Plan Library will consider the creation of satellite or new locations to meet the needs of the growing communities, especially in the southeast and Treasure Island. Potential future library facilities would ideally include a co-location project, with potential partnerships with a health clinic, recreation center, supermarket, or affordable housing. In addition, based on community meeting needs and space availability, the Branch Facilities Master Plan will explore growing the number of community rooms available for public use beyond the 19 rooms currently available.
LIB – Civic Center Campus Capital Improvements The Library is embarking on a major study of the Main Library and the Support Services Facility. Improvement goals target innovative and responsive service delivery models, which include more community space for meeting and learning, and new interior furnishings and finishes. Facilities master planning for the Main Library also will improve the sense of safety and security for patrons and staff, aging building and technology infrastructure, energy and space usage, and the resilience of the building.
CCSF – Batmale Hall Reconstruction This project will reconstruct Batmale Hall to better meet the instructional need of the College. The existing building was constructed in 1978 and has not had a major renovation to date. The project will include structural enhancements to the building, upgrade of building systems, and enhancements for accessibility/ADA compliance.
CCSF – Child Development Center The proposed project would construct a new Child Development Center on campus located north of the Student Health Center. The existing Child Development Center on campus is offline and will be demolished to provide a project site.
CCSF – Facilities Master Plan City College is in the process of developing a new Facilities Master Plan to guide facilities development in the coming 10-year period. This Plan is anticipated to be adopted by the College’s governing Board in spring 2019. 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. Additional needs will be included in future updates of the Capital Plan as they are identified.
CCSF – Parking Structures Parking structures have been identified as a potential need depending on the potential impact of building on existing parking sites. The parking structures would be sized to support projected needs after construction.
CCSF – STEM Complex This project will construct a new Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) building to house related programs within a single instructional building on campus.
CCSF – Student Development Center The goals of the project are to consolidate first-contact student services under one roof and to create a welcoming main entrance at the important intersection of Ocean and Phelan Avenue.
CCSF – Student Union This project will construct a new Student Union building to house student activities, instructional support services, culinary and hospitality instruction, a cafeteria, and a bookstore. The existing Student Union would be demolished following occupancy of the new building.
CCSF – Visual Arts Reconstruction This project will reconstruct the Visual Arts Building which was constructed in 1970 and has not had any major renovation to date. Scope of work will include structural enhancements to the building, upgrade of building systems, and enhancements for accessibility/ADA compliance.
SFUSD – Real Estate Portfolio Strategy SFUSD needs to build a cohesive, comprehensive strategy for the siting of students, staff, partner organizations, and non-instructional uses. Over the next year, SFUSD will identify a vendor to complete an asset inventory and condition assessment for all SFUSD properties. This assessment will shape a proactive real estate management strategy to manage current and future uses of SFUSD properties, as well as future capital plans.
SFUSD – Ruth Asawa School of the Arts at 135 Van Ness The 2016 SFUSD G.O. Bond allocates $100 million for the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts/Art Institute project at 135 Van Ness. With support from the Baker St. Foundation, SFUSD partnered with IDEO to develop and refine the programming model for the Art Institute. SFUSD is designing a series of prototype programs for implementation in the 20/21 academic year to gauge demand for Art Institute program offerings. In the interim, SFUSD will launch a capital campaign for the project, leveraging G.O. Bond resources with private philanthropy.