Thomas Mellon Waterfront Residences (case no. 2015-009690ENV)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
Thomas Mellon Waterfront Residences (case no. 2015-009690ENV)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
Office, residential, and retail uses/ C-2 (Community Business) and M-1 (Light Industrial) zoning/ Executive Park Subarea Plan land use designation.

Document Description
In 2011, the SF Planning Commission certified the Exec. Park Amended Subarea Plan and the Yerby Company and Universal Paragon Corporation Development Projects Final Subsequent EIR (Executive Park EIR). The project analyzed in the EIR was the 71 acre Executive Park Subarea Plan Area located in the southeastern part of SF, just east U.S. Highway 101 and along the SF/San Mateo County boundary. The approval actions taken in 2011 consisted of amendments to the GP, the Exec. Park Subarea Plan of the Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan, the Planning Code, and the Zoning Map to provide for the transition of the existing office park development within a 14.5 acre southern portion of the Subarea Plan Area (the Yerby and UPC development sites) to a new, primarily residential area with 1,600 residential units and about 73,200 gross square feet (gsf) of retail. The amended Subarea Plan established the Executive Park Residential Special Use District, changed the zoning within this area from a C-2 (Community Business) District to an RC-3 (Residential-Commercial Combined, Medium Density) District, and raised the maximum allowable heights throughout the area to heights ranging from 65 to 240 feet. With existing and previously approved developments, the Executive Park Subarea Plan area would potentially accommodate 2,800 residential units. The amended Subarea Plan also addressed land use, streets and transportation, urban design, community facilities and services, and recreation and open space by implementing objectives and policies and providing design guidance for buildings, streets, pathways, and parking, as well as green building approaches. The project analyzed in the EIR also included two specific development projects that would implement and complete the buildout of the proposed amended Subarea Plan: The Yerby Company (Yerby) development project and the Universal Paragon Corporation (UPC) development project. No approvals related to these two developments have occurred. The Yerby Project proposed the demolition of an existing office building and removal of an existing surface parking lot, and construction of five residential-commercial mixed-use buildings, ranging in height from 68-170 feet (6-16 stories) containing ~500 residential units and up to 750 below-grade parking spaces. The UPC Project proposed to demolish the two existing office buildings and surface parking, and redevelop the site with 8 residential and commercial mixed-use buildings, ranging from 65-240 feet (6 to 24 stories) containing ~1,100 residential units. The Yerby and UPC development projects would also include residential private and common open space, several areas of publicly accessible open space, new streets, alleyways, and pedestrian walkways. In connection with the project described below (the "Project"), the San Francisco Planning Department has determined that the Project is within the scope of the program (i.e., the Executive Park Amended Subarea Plan and the Yerby Company and Universal Paragon Corporation Development Projects) approved earlier and analyzed in the Executive Park EIR, and the program described in the Executive Park EIR and subsequent Addendum dated November 15, 2016 adequately describes this Project for the purposes of CEQA. The Yerby Company has transferred its site to Ocean Landing LLC, which is now proposing to construct the Thomas Mellon Waterfront Residences (TMWR) on the former Yerby site. Ocean Landing proposes to increase the number of residential units from 500 units to 585 dwelling units. The building locations and site layout are largely the same as the original project, however, the total amount of residential sf would decrease by ~10 percent and the overall TMWR project's gross sf would decline by 4.6 percent. Neighborhood commercial use would increase by 239% to 9,845 sf with the establishment of shops and restaurants near the corner of Thomas Mellon Drive, Alana Way and Harney Way. The underground parking and buildings services area would increase by 1 percent with the addition of 6 vehicle parking spaces, although the parking ratio would decrease from 1.5 spaces per unit to 1.3 spaces per unit. The number of bicycle parking spaces would more than double, resulting in 252 bicycle spaces. Open space would increase slightly, with a shift from private open space to public open space.

Contact Information
Julie Moore
San Francisco Planning Department
Lead/Public Agency
1650 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone : (415) 575-8733


37°42'36"N 122°23'34"W
San Francisco
San Francisco
Cross Streets
Harney Way, Alanna Way, Thomas Mellon Drive, Executive Park Boulevard
Total Acres
Parcel #
Block 4991: Lots 024, 061, 065, 074, 075, 085
State Highways
US 101
Caltrain,San Francisco Municipal
21st Century Academy MS,Gloria R Davis MS,Luther Burbank MS
San Francisco Bay
Other Information
Schools: June Jordan School for Equity, Martin Luther King Jr. MS, Phillip & Sala Burton Academy HS, Thurgood Marshall HS, Visitacion Valley MS

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Planning Department 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400 San Francisco, CA 94103


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

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