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SF Plans For TOD Opportunity At Downtown Railyards

A memo outlining transit-oriented development opportunities surrounding the downtown San Francisco railyards at 4th and King streets has been added to the Resource Center best practices database.

The 4th And King Stret Railyards final summary memo explains the findings of a study of the conditions, opportunities, and development capacity, feasibility and economic value of the site and to serve as a reference for future planning, design, and implementation efforts that can take place once the ultimate configuration of the railyards is more certain. The findings of this study may also inform decisions made about rail investments and alignments themselves that would affect layout and development of the site.

The overarching purposes of the study were to evaluate the potential for transit-oriented development on the site and related potential for both one-time and ongoing revenue to support both the Downtown Rail Extension and High Speed Rail investments as well as to improve physical conditions in the neighborhood.

The purpose of this study for was not to create a specific land use proposal for adoption or endorsement by any decision-making body, but should be regarded as an informational study intended as an important step in determining the potential for, feasibility of, and likely parameters for future development of the site and to inform future decision-making regarding this site.

Read the letter to stakeholders and the full memo