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
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The project site is located within the the Chinatown Area Plan and the Financial District. The project site is within the “P-Public” and "C-3-O, Downtown Office" zoning districts and the “OS-Open Space” and "200-S"height and bulk districts.
Document Description
The project sponsor, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, proposes to: renovate the existing park at Portsmouth Square with a new children’s playground, exercise equipment, shade structures, seating areas, wayfinding, signage, sidewalks, landscaping, terraces, ramps, and a new 8,300-square-foot clubhouse; demolish and remove the pedestrian bridge spanning Kearny Street that connects Portsmouth Square to 750 Kearny Street, a 27-story hotel building (currently managed as a Hilton Hotel), which includes the Chinese Culture Center on the third floor; re-waterproof the roof of the Portsmouth Square Garage located underneath the park and portions of the adjacent streets and sidewalks and seismically upgrade portions of the parking garage; and replace curb cuts and a portion of the streets and sidewalks adjacent to Portsmouth Square for utility connections at the following intersections: Kearny and Washington streets, Washington Street and Walter U. Lum Place, Walter U. Lum Place and Clay Street, and Clay and Kearny streets

Contact Information

Megan Calpin
Agency Name
City & County of San Francisco
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Francisco
San Francisco
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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), 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
Development Types
Recreational (Park renovation and clubhouse remodel)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological 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, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Vegetation, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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