SFO Recommended Airport Development Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
SFO Recommended Airport Development Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Document Description
The project sponsor, San Francisco International Airport (SFO or Airport), is proposing to implement the SFO Recommended Airport Development Plan (RADP), which involves a long-range plan to guide the Airport's development. The purpose of the RADP is to plan for forecast passenger and operations growth at SFO through: maximizing gate capacity, geometry, and flexibility; optimizing lobby and security flows and incorporating new technology for passenger screening; maximizing shared-use facilities and baggage handling system flexibility; and maximizing transfer connectivity for passengers and baggage. The proposed RADP includes recommended projects that would accommodate long-term demand at the Airport, forecast to reach 71.1 million annual passengers at the estimated maximum airfield capacity in its existing layout. The RADP serves as a roadmap for guiding future Airport development in order to modernize SFO, increase the efficiency of Airport operations, and enhance the passenger experience. The RADP is not expected to induce passenger demand, and no airfield expansion or changes are proposed as part of the RADP. The RADP projects were developed in order to ensure efficient and unimpeded service for the forecast demand and to balance the terminal and landside facilities with the existing airfield capacity. The EIR will also evaluate a project variant, referred to as the "Boarding Area F Variant," which would include an extension of Boarding Area F and the realignment of two taxiways to maintain access between the boarding areas and runways.

Contact Information

Michael Li
Agency Name
City and County of San Francisco Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Audrey Park
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco
San Mateo
Cross Streets
P.O. Box 8097
Total Acres
State Highways
US 101
Caltrain, BART
North Brae School, Belle
SF Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Airport Development Plan)
Local Actions
Airport Development
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, Wind/Shadow; Energy
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, 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, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)


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