Sutro Tower Digital Television Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
Sutro Tower Digital Television Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Existing Land Use: A broadcast communications facility and tower. Zoning: RH-1 (D) (Residential, One-Family, Detached) use district; 40-X height and bulk district (40-foot height limit; no bulk limit) General Plan Designation: Residential
Document Description
The project site is in the Midtown Terrace area of the Twin Peaks neighborhood. The proposed project would involve conversion of the television antennas on Sutro Tower from the current combination of analog and digital to an all-digital system, in compliance with a Federal Communications Commission mandate effective 2009. Additional smaller-scale antennas (such as microwave dishes and panel antennas) would also be added. In addition, the project could include the replacement or addition of small ancillary and accessory antennas and equipment. The proposed project also includes structural, electrical, elevator, and public safety improvements to the tower. The project would result in an overall net reduction of approximately 14 television antennas, from 22 to 8 antennas. There would be no expansion of the tower itself or the ancillary buildings at the base of the tower.

Contact Information

Viktoriya Wise
Agency Name
San Francisco Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Francisco
San Francisco
Cross Streets
1 La Avenzada Street, south of Palo Alto Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
Assessor's Block 2724, Lot 3
State Highways
SR-1, US-101, I-280

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Development Types
Other (Broadcast Communications Facility (upgrade))
Local Actions
Discretionary Review per Plan Comm. Resolution 11399
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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