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Marina Improvement and Remediation Project
The San Francisco Marina Yacht Harbor is a destination that welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world. The oldest recreational marina operating in San Francisco, the harbor has had vessels berthed in its original basin, now known as the West Harbor, since before the 1906 earthquake. The original marina was expanded in the mid-1960s and is now approximately 35 acres. The entire facility has 727 berths, including 15 end ties for guest berthing vessels up to 90-feet length overall, free pump out stations, and a commercial fuel dock.
Composed of two harbors, known as East Harbor (Gashouse Cove) and West Harbor, the Marina extends from Laguna Street in the east to Baker Street in the west, and welcomes a wide range of visitors and recreation activities. With two active Harbors, the Marinas provide different public amenities.
The East Harbor includes a concession selling fuel and yachts. It also features a marina, parkland with a public restroom, and two parking lots. The West Harbor consists of the West Harbor Marina, Saint Francis and Golden Gate Yacht Clubs, the Harbor Master’s Office, and parkland that includes restrooms, a concession stand, and parking lots.
Scope of Work
The San Francisco Marina project is a unique opportunity for San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) to redevelop the SF Marina into a waterfront park that serves the diverse communities of San Francisco, providing access to the San Francisco Bay for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Project will implement environmental remediation, establish an environmental stewardship program, improve the Marina Bay Trail, and increase public access and recreational amenities in the Marina and parkland. This project is a joint effort by RPD and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to ensure an environmentally and fiscally sustainable marina as defined in a 2021 settlement agreement.
The SF Marina Project will include the following implementation phases: planning, environmental review, public engagement, design, permitting, construction, and close out.
First Phase 2023
The public engagement and planning phases will begin in 2023 with the development of the conceptual design. This phase will include multiple Community Meetings to gather input on the conceptual design of the marina and open space improvements. RPD will work together in coordination with PG&E and the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB or Water Board) on public engagement for the remediation design. The Water Board is serving as the State lead agency over the environmental remediation, providing Case Officer oversight of the remedial activities.
The target project budget defined in the Settlement Agreement is $130 million.
The project is being funded by PG&E as work is performed. The City will repay PG&E 9% without interest starting three years after construction is complete to allow for full reoccupation and leading of berths.
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San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation Project | Survey + Community Meeting PresentationThank you to everyone who took part in our first two community meetings this month! The meeting presentation and first project survey are now available online Read on...
Upcoming community meetings for San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation ProjectPlease join us for our first two community meetings to discuss the future of the San Francisco Marina... Read on...
West Harbor Renovation Project
The West Harbor Project, completed in 2012, included waterside and upland improvements including new breakwaters, reconstruction of rip rap slopes, installation of new lights dock lights, and replacement of gates, ramps and gangways. And dock improvements to upgrade electrical service, water system and fire protection stations. This project was implemented under the 2007 San Francisco Marina Renovation Project Environmental Impact Report.
Marina Green Bioswale Project
The Marina Green Bioswale Project replaced 3,500 SF of grassy median with four vegetated bioretention basins with high density salt- and drought-tolerant plantings on both sides of the Harbormaster’s Office. Curb-cuts along the basins divert stormwater flows from the 40,000 SF northern side of the parking lot for treatment (filtration) in the basins prior to stormwater collection in the sewer system that drains directly to the San Francisco Bay. Additionally, an existing bench along the Bay Trail in the vicinity of the bioretention basins was re-set on a concrete pad to allow for accessible seating and companion seating. The project was completed in April 2022.
Marina Harbormaster Office Project (Former Naval Degaussing Building)
The Marina Degaussing Station Renovation Project converted a 720 square foot structure located on the water’s edge between the SF Marina East and West Harbors into the new Harbormaster’s Office. The original structure was built on this site by the U.S. Navy in 1943 and used during World War II to demagnetize the natural magnetic field of large boats passing through the bay. The building was rebuilt in the mid-1980s and later donated to the City of San Francisco. The structure has been vacant for a decade and seismically unfit for occupancy. San Francisco Recreation and Park Department completed the seismic retrofit and renovation of the Marina Degaussing Station located at 1 Marina Green Drive in the Fall of 2020 for use as a new Harbormaster Office – shifting both office workers and visitors from the existing Harbor Office in the West Harbor to the Degaussing Station. The project was completed in the Fall of 2020 and was funded through Deferred Maintenance and Marina funding sources.
Marina Bay Trail Improvement Project
This Bay Trail connector project has been incorporated into the current San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation project. It includes the Bay Trail between Scott and Baker streets on Marina Boulevard. It is part of the larger Bay Trail system which extends from Marin County through the East and South Bay and back up to San Francisco.
- Rec Park Commission staff report for Design professional services contract "Sole Source Contract Award" (June 2022 Commission staff report)
- Rec Park Commission staff report for Environmental Review professional service contract "Environmental Professional Services Consulting Contract" (June 2022 Commission staff report)
- Community Meeting 1, survey, open through April 11, 2023 (English PDF) (Chinese PDF) (Filipino PDF) (Spanish PDF)
- Community Meeting 1, presentation, March 11, 2023 (PDF)
- Community Meeting 1, meeting boards, March 11, 2023 (PDF)
Community Meetings for the Marina Bay Trail Improvement Project 2013-2014 (now included in current SF Marina project)
- Community Meeting 3 and 4, presentation, September 30, 2014 (PDF)
- Community Meeting 3 and 4, announcement, September 30, 2014 (PDF)
- Community Meeting 2, presentation, December 11, 2013 (PDF)
- Community Meeting 2, Questionnaire, December 11, 2013 (PDF)
- Community Meeting 2, Announcement, December 11, 2013 (PDF)
- Community Meeting 1, presentation, September 26, 2013 (PDF)
- Community Meeting 1, announcement, September 26, 2013 (PDF)