Today the Planning Commission will hear the Final Environmental Impact Report and zoning changes for the Transit Center District Plan - the area in SoMa surrounding the new Transbay Terminal.The plan centers around the new terminal for buses, Caltrain, and (hopefully) high speed rail, but includes all the surrounding area and its potential for new development - such as the 61-story, 1,070-foot Transbay Tower office building. The whole thing operates on the notion of concentrating development in SoMa instead of Downtown, focusing on the area between Market Street, The Embarcadero, Folsom Street and Hawthorne Street.
According to the planning department, if the plan is approved it’ll allow entitling new projects and generate money for public improvements and infrastructure. Once the plan clears the Planning Commission, it’ll go to the Board of Supervisors for final approval.
· Transit district development plan gets hearing [SF Examiner]
· Past coverage of Transbay Terminal [Curbed SF]
· Past coverage of Transbay Tower [Curbed SF]