Waterfront Plan Update

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The Port of San Francisco Waterfront Land Use Plan ("Waterfront Plan") sets forth land use and urban design policies for the 7 ½ miles of waterfront from Fisherman’s Wharf to India Basin.

The Port created the Waterfront Plan Working Group, assisted by 7 Advisory Teams, which produced 161 recommendations (Summary, Full Report) about how the Port should update policies on land use, open space, maritime, transportation, environmental and waterfront resilience. The information, analysis and debate were conducted in public meetings to include all perspectives. 

The Port conducted additional public workshops focused on design and policy issues affecting The Embarcadero public realm, South Beach and Northeast waterfront areas.  These meetings also supported public education and comments for the Waterfront Plan Update.  The Working Group’s recommendations and comments from these collective efforts were presented to the Port Commission and received Port Commission endorsement in August 2018.


  • Port staff is working on draft amendments to update the Waterfront Plan, for public review and comment; public notice will be sent when documents are available

  • Port is hiring consultants to prepare California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) environmental review, which must be completed prior to Port Commission approval of Waterfront Plan amendments

  • Port is working with waterfront public agencies including the SF Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) to coordinate and align plans and policies for the Port of San Francisco waterfront

  • Public meeting notices and invitations for public comment will continue at various points during the above work efforts

Get involved to learn more about the Port and comment on the Waterfront Plan Update. This effort is also being coordinated with the San Francisco Seawall Earthquake Safety and Disaster Prevention Program.

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