GenenTech Corporate Facilities Master Plan/GenenTech R&D Overlay District Upd

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of South San Francisco
Document Title
GenenTech Corporate Facilities Master Plan/GenenTech R&D Overlay District Upd
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation

Document Description
Genentech, the world's first biotechnology company, was fonded in 1976 and is headquartered in South San Francisco. In 1995, the City of South San Francisco adopted the Genentech Corporate Facilities Master Plan (1995 Plan) to provide an integrated framework for development of Genentech-owned properties at the City's eastern bayshore into a coporate campus. The Genentech R&D Overlay District (Overlay District), established as Chapter 20.40 of the South San Francisco Municipal Code, was adopted concurrently with the Master Plan, and specifies floor area ratio (FAR), parking and other standards, and review and approval procedures for development within the district. The Overlay District currently encompasses an area of approximately 97 acres. The 1995 Plan establishes policies for long-range planning and design of Genentech's facilities, including strategies to integrate site planning and architecture, traffic, circulation and parking, and infrastructure. While the Master Plan does not provide design of individual buildings, it includes urban design criteria that have provided the framework for building siting and design over the past decade. The 1995 plan is nearing its ten-year planning horizon. This Project represents an update of the 1995 Plan, and is designed to fulfill two broad objectives: 1.) Reflect changed conditions at the campus since the 1995 Plan was completed (such as completion of various buildings and other improvements) and in the broader East of 101 Area (such as adoption of a new South San Francisco General Plan , East of 101 Area Height Limits) to ensure that the campus plan reflects current conditions and furthers the City's policies and visions for the East of 101 Area; and 2.) Enable cohesive expansion of facilities to fulfill Genentech's growth needs by inclusion of approximately 135 acres of land surrounding Overlay's District lands as part of the updated Master Plan/Overlay District. Genentech already owns or controls a significant portion of this expansion area. As is the case currently, provisions of the City's Genentech R&D Overlay District would apply only to those sites in the district that are owned by Genentech; non-Genentech sites would not be subject to provisions of the Overlay District. Thus, expansion of the Overlay District will facilitate cohesive planning of sites that Genentech owns or leases. These non-campus sites are either already developed or have development entitlements that are not proposed to change as part of this Project.

Contact Information
Michael Lappin
City of South San Francisco
Lead/Public Agency
315 Maple Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Phone : (650) 877-8535


South San Francisco
San Mateo
State Highways
US 101, I-280, I-380
BART, Caltrain, UPRR
San Francisco Airport
San Francisco Bay

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Master Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Transportation Utilities
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB) Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)

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