Balboa Reservoir Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Francisco, City and County of (City and County of San Francisco)
Document Title
Balboa Reservoir Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation

Document Description
The proposed Balboa Reservoir Project is located on an approx 17-acre site in W. of Twin Peaks area of south central San Francisco. The site is north of the Ocean Ave commercial district, west of City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus, east of Westwood Park neighborhood, and south of Archbishop Riordan HS. The proposed project would amend the general plan, including the Balboa Park Station Area Plan, and the planning code, adding a new Balboa Reservoir Special Use District. The special use district would establish land use zoning controls and incorporate design standards and guidelines for the site. The SF Zoning Map would be amended to show changes from the current zoning to the proposed zoning and would modify the existing height limits of 40-65 ft to heights of up to 78 ft in the developer's proposed option and up to 88 ft in the Additional Housing Option. Overall, the proposed project would construct up to approx 1.8 M gsf of uses, including between approx 1.3 and 1.5 M gsf of residential space (1,100 to 1,550 dwelling units plus residential amenities), approx 10,000 gsf of community space (childcare and a community room for public use), approx 7,500 gsf of retail, up to 550 residential parking spaces and 750 public parking spaces in the Developer's Proposed Option and up to 650 residential parking spaces in the Additional Housing Option. The buildings would range in height 25-78 ft in the Developer's Proposed Option and from 25-88 ft in the additional Housing Option. Approx 4 acres would be devoted to publicly accessible open space. The SFPUC would retain ownership of an 80-ft wide strip of land located along the southern edge of the site where an underground water transmission pipeline is located. The proposed project would include transportation and circulation changes, including the extension of existing north-south Lee Ave across the site, and a new internal street network. The project would design the roadway network to be accessible for people walking, including people with disabilities, bicycling, and driving. The project would also add new utility infrastructure to supply the site with potable water, wastewater collection, stormwater collection and treatment, electricity, natural gas, and communications.

Contact Information
Jeanie Poling
City and County of San Francisco
1650 Mission St, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103-2479

(415) 575-9072


37°43'31.8"N 122°27'17.5"W
San Francisco
San Francisco
Cross Streets
Ocean Ave and Lee Ave
Total Acres
Parcel #
Assessor's block 3180/lot 190
State Highways
City College of SF, Sunnyside ES

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (1,100-1,550 Units) Commercial (7,500 Sq. Ft.) Other (10,000 gsf childcare & community facilities; 650 res & 750 pub p)
Local Action
Rezone General Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Sewer Capacity Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Economics/Jobs Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Native American Heritage Commission Air Resources Board California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 4 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Emergency Services, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Resources Agency San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
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