Portsmouth Square Improvement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
Portsmouth Square Improvement Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
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
Environmental Planning
Lead/Public Agency
49 South Van Ness Avenue #1400
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone : (628) 652-7490

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
Project Applicant


19°0'0"N 122°14'24"W
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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (Park renovation and clubhouse remodel)
Local Action
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
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)


Environmental Document
2018-013597ENV- Portsmouth Square NOP-Final_2020-0921_English   PDF 9039 K 2018-013597ENV-NOA_Portsmouth Square Improvement Project_Final-English   PDF 597 K
2018-013597ENV-NOC - Portsmouth Square Improvement Project   PDF 242 K
State Comments
2020090442_NAHC Comment   PDF 300 K

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