Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
light industrial district and federal park land
Document Description
Alcatraz Island, a national historic landmark, is part of and managed by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a National Park Service unit that includes numerous park facilities within the SF Bay area, including Fort Mason, Fort Baker, Ocean Beach, and Crissy Field. Under the proposed project, the Park Service seeks to enter into a long-term agreement with the Port of San Francisco for the development and operation of an improved ferry embarkation site at Pier 31 1/2 to support Alcatraz Island visitors. The Port agreement would require the Park Service's selected concessioner to renovate the marginal wharf, the Pier 33 bulkhead buildings, and portions of the Pier 31 shed building. In addition, the Park Service's partner, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, would renovate the Pier 31 bulkhead building and additional portions of the Pier 31 shed building. The proposed project would provide a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces to welcome, orient, and provide improved basic amenities for the public. The proposed project would also include other administrative and operational spaces, such as a new boarding ramps and floats to support the berthing of up to three ferry boats at a time. The Park Service also seeks to establish limited ferry service between Pier 31 1/2 and the existing Fort Baker pier in Sausalito. The proposed project would repair and upgrade the Fort Baker pier substructure, install a new gangway landing and float, and construct a new trail from the Bay Area Discovery Museum to the pier. Under the proposed project, the estimated number of ferry trips from the Pier 31 1/2 site would increase two ferry trips per day in the peak season.

Contact Information

Julie Moore
Agency Name
City and County of San Francisco
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Francisco, Sausalito
Marin, San Francisco
Cross Streets
Pier 31 1/2 and the Embarcadero; Fort Baker
State Highways
Muni, BART
SF Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 73,800), Water Facilities (Type ferry berths)
Local Actions
port lease
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildfire

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