Shoreline Development in San Francisco: The Next Big Thing - India Basin - A Case Study of a Public-Private Partnership Planning Process



Saturday, May 20, 2017
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. CDT

San francisco, CA, United States

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San Francisco’s southeast waterfront is rapidly changing from the utilitarian, maritime- and industrial- focused use it has been over the last century, to a vibrant mixed-use landscape of residential, office, retail, restaurants, and open space. With over five miles of shoreline available for redevelopment, the City will change dramatically in the coming decades and result in a transformation unlike the world has seen in such a global metropolis in our generation. The transformation started with AT&T Park and the redevelopment of the Mission Bay neighborhood, and will extend south to Candlestick Point at the southern edge of the City. The result will be an entirely new face to the City that will attract new residents and tourists alike. This panel will use the public-private partnership model of the India Basin redevelopment project as a case study. This unique project involves redevelopment of a 50-acre site along 4,000 feet of shoreline. The mixed-use development will include 1,200 residential units, nearly 200,000 square feet of retail and small office, nearly twenty acres of park and open space, and public access amenities including linkage to the SF Bay Trail, waterfront access, and copious parking. The panel will include the developer, Build, and a project manager from San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, who owns the waterfront portion of the land and adjacent parks. Bionic - the team’s lead Landscape Architecture firm responsible for design and project programming, and WRA, Inc. the project’s lead environmental consulting firm, will also present. The panel will include short presentations from the panel members followed by discussion involving the audience. Relevant topics for discussion will include the public-private partnership process, community involvement in project planning, designing a comprehensive CEQA review for two projects in different stages of development, waterfront development in the regulatory context, sea level rise planning and resilient design.





Nicole Avril

Nicole is a Project Director in SF Rec and Parks Capital Partnerships group. She is managing the India Basin Shoreline Park and India Basin Open Space development projects adjacent to Hunter’s Point Navel Shipyard in the India Basin neighborhood. She is the project manager from the public side of ... Read More

Geoff Smick

Mr. Geoff Smick is the President of WRA, Inc. He focuses on biological consulting, environmental regulatory compliance and permitting for development, restoration, and mitigation projects for a variety of clients at the private, commercial, and public sector levels. Mr. Smick excels in finding common ground between development clients and regulators ... Read More

Marcel Wilson

Marcel Wilson is a licensed landscape architect and the founder and design director of Bionic based in San Francisco, Ca. He is a recognized leader of a new generation of landscape architects who are expanding the field by addressing the complex environmental and cultural conditions presented by our world today ... Read More

Courtney Pash

Courtney Pash is a Senior Development Manager at BUILD, where she works on obtaining entitlements for multiple development projects throughout San Francisco including the 17 acre India Basin Site. Courtney has more than 10 years of experience in local government, public-private partnerships, infrastructure design, real estate analysis and community outreach ... Read More

Leslie Lazarotti

Leslie is a biologist and project manager at WRA. Leslie’s main focus is helping clients understand the interface of California’s environmental regulations and natural communities. Having completed a BA in English and a BS in Biology from UC Davis, she went on to receive her Master’s degree ... Read More

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