Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Development Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Development Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Central Waterfront Area Plan Zoning: M-2 (Heavy Industrial) and PDR 1-G (Production, Distribution and Repair - General) 40-X and 65-X Height District
Document Description
The California Barrel Company LLC, the project sponsor, proposes to implement the Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Development project (referred to as the project or "project variant"), the redevelopment of an approximately 29-acre site, which encompasses the site of the former Potrero Power Plant that closed in 2011. Located along San Francisco's central bayside waterfront, the project would develop the site with a variety of residential, commercial, parking, community facilities, and open space land uses. The residential uses would include both market-rate and affordable housing, and the commercial uses would include office, research and development (R&D)/life science, retail, hotel, entertainment/ assembly, and production, distribution, and repair (PDR) uses. The project would also include public access areas and open space, playing fields and other active open space uses, shoreline improvements, an internal grid of public streets, shared public ways, and utilities infrastructure. The project would demolish about 20 existing structures on the project site, including three historic buildings, but the project would retain and restore three of the largest historic structures on the site. Overall, the proposed project could consist of up to approximately 5.4 million gross square feet (gsn of development. The proposed project would include amendments to the General Plan and Planning Code, creating a new Potrero Power Station Special Use District (SUD). The SUD would establish land use controls for the project site and incorporate design standards and guidelines in a new Potrero Power Station Design for Development (D for D) document. The Zoning Maps would be amended to change the current zoning to the proposed SUD zoning. These amendments would also modify the existing height limits on the portions of the project site not owned by the Port of San Francisco. The proposed rezoning would modify the existing height limits of 40 and 65 feet to various heights ranging from 65 to 240 feet. The proposed project would also include improvements to transportation and circulation, shoreline features, and utilities infrastructure.

Contact Information

Rachel Schuett
Agency Name
San Francisco Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Barrel Company LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Francisco
San Francisco
Cross Streets
Illinois Street and 23rd Street
Total Acres
State Highways
1-280, U.S. 101, 1-80
SFUSD, Potrero Terrace
San Francisco Bay, lslais Creek Channel, Mission Bay
Other Location Info
Parcel: Assessor's Block 4175/Lot 002, Block 4175/Lot 017, Block 4175/Lot 018, Block 4232/Lot 001, Block 4232/Lot 006; and non-assessed Port and City/County of San Francisco properties

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)
Development Types
Residential (Units 2,682), Office (Sq. Ft. 1,289,k, Employees 3,923), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 209,k, Employees 740), Recreational (6.3 acres), Water Facilities (Type Recreational Doc), Other (100,938 gsf community facilities: 946,981 gsf parking: 6.3 acres)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Sp. Use District
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, 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, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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