Portsmouth Square Improvement Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
Portsmouth Square Improvement Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The project site is located within the eastern portion of the Chinatown Area Plan and is within the “P-Public” zoning district and the “OS-Open Space” height and bulk district.
Document Description
The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department proposes to implement the Portsmouth Square Improvement Project, which would replace the existing park features with a redesigned public park that would include new playgrounds, exercise equipment, shade structures, wayfinding, signage, sidewalks, planters, terraces, ramps, and a new 7,500-square-foot community clubhouse facility. The project would also waterproof the roof of the parking garage located underneath the park and remove portions of the pedestrian bridge spanning Kearny Street that connects a 27-story hotel building (currently managed as a Hilton Hotel) with Portsmouth Square.

Contact Information

Rachel Schuett
Agency Name
Environmental Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Kearny Street between Clay Street and Washington Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-80, I-280, US-101
BART, MUNI, Caltrain
San Francisco Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Recreational (Park renovation and clubhouse remodel)
Local Actions
Building permits
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, 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


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