Parkmerced Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
Parkmerced Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Residential with parking, educational, open space, and building services/RM-4, RM-1, RH-1(D)
Document Description
The Parkmerced Project is a long-term mixed use development program to comprehensively re-plan and redesign the Parkmerced site, increase residential density, provide new commercial and retail services and transit facilities, and improve utilities within the development site. About 1,683 of the existing apartments located in 11 tower buildings would be maintained, and over a period of 30 years, the remaining 1,538 existing apartments would be demolished in phases and fully replaced, and an additional 5,679 net new unit would be added to the Project Site. With project implementation, there would be a total of 8,900 units on the Project Site. New neighborhood-serving retail and office space, retail uses, a new Pre K-5 school and day care facility, fitness center, as well as new open space uses, including athlethic fields, walking and biking paths, an approximately 2-acre organic farm, and community gardens are planned. The Proposed Project includes construction of (or provides financing for construction of) a series of traffic and infrastructure improvements, including Muni realignment, designed to reduce the amount of automobile traffic originating from Parkmerced, and to improve traffic flow on adjacent roadways such a 19th Avenue and Brotherhood Way. A combination of renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines and photovoltaic cells, would be used to meet a portion of the Proposed Project's energy demand. In addition, stormwater runoff from buildings and streets would be captured and filtered through a series of bioswales, ponds, and other natural filtration systems. The filtered stormwater would then either percolate into the groundwater that feeds the Westside groundwater basin and Lake Merced or be released directly into Lake Merced. This feature of the Proposed Project would reduce the amount of stormwater flows directed to the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant and reduce combined sewer overflows to the ocean, and potentially help to increase and improve water levels in Lake Merced. Amendments to the San Francisco Planning Code and the San Francisco General Plan would be needed. The Planning Code amendments would change the Height and Bulk District Zoning Map and would add a Specific Use District (SUD) applicable to the entire Project Site. A Development Agreement is also proposed, which would be accompanied by a Design for Development document containing specific development guidelines.

Contact Information

Rick Cooper
Agency Name
City and County of San Francisco
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Francisco
San Francisco
Cross Streets
19th Ave,Cambon Dr.,Junipero Serra Blvd.,Brotherhood Way,Lake Merced Blvd.,Vidal Dr.,Pinto Ave
Total Acres
Parcel #
7303, 7303A,7308-7311,7314-7316,7319-7326,7330-7345,7333 A-B,7333E, & 7353-7373
State Highways
SR 1, I-280, SR 35
Multiple: Aptos MS,Balboa HS,Benjamin Franklin Intermediate S,..
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, 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), Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Units 5,679, Acres 116), Office (Sq. Ft. 69,225), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 230,000), Educational (21,051 net new), Recreational (64,000 net new)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, General Plan Amendment, Planned Unit Development, Site Plan, Rezone, Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wind and Shadow

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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