Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal Expansion

Ferry Terminal Plan Drawing


2003  Phase I Complete  |  2011 Project Scoping and Coordination   2014 Environmental Impact Report 
2015  Design Review  |  2017 Construction of Phase II South Basin Improvements Begins 
2020 Project Complete


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The Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal currently accommodates six ferry routes serving more than 10,000 passengers with approximately 130 ferry arrivals and departures daily. The Expansion project will add ferry gates, improve pedestrian circulation and ferry patron boarding, enhance emergency response capabilities, and accommodate anticipated increases in ferry ridership as new ferry services from downtown San Francisco to Berkeley, Treasure Island, Hercules, Richmond, Redwood City, Martinez, and Antioch are introduced through 2030. 

Location  Ferry Building, Embarcadero between Market and Mission Streets
Project type  Water transit, ferries, emergency response, public space
Funding sources  WETA Federal and State sources 
Keywords/special features  Maritime, open space, plaza, sea level rise adaptation, stormwater management, clean energy 
Project lead/sponsor  Federal Transit Adminsitration (FTA), Water Emergency Transit Authority (WETA)
Design & Engineering  Moffat & Nichol, ROMA Design Group, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Port contact  James Hurley,
Sponsor contact Mike Gougherty,


Port Commission Staff Reports

Environmental Impact Report

June 25, 2013 Notice of Availability of a Draft EIS/EIR for Public Review



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