The Balboa Reservoir project is a public-private partnership with the City of San Francisco to develop a 17-acre parcel located adjacent to CCSF. Balboa Reservoir will transform land that is presently being under-utilized as a parking lot into a vibrant new community affordable to a wide range of residents. As we work with the community to refine the plans for this new community, our proposal is constantly evolving. The illustrations on this page show a site plan option, labelled as Draft Base Plan, that has been updated from our initial 2017 proposal site plan based upon significant community and City input. This Draft Base Plan represents one way that all of the pieces fit together and are intended as a new starting point for further community and City input.
Site Plan and Housing:
- 1,100 housing units, including 550 below market rate units available to low- and moderate-income households
- Up to of the 150 below market rate units to be dedicated for educator households
- At least 40% of units will have 2 or more bedrooms to accommodate families
- Approximately 100 for-sale townhomes adjacent to Westwood Park.
Open Space Overview:
Open space is a key component of Balboa Reservoir. A 2-acre central park will serve as the heart of the community, while a SFPUC parcel is envisioned as a 1-acre active park that includes pedestrian greenways to promote walking and connections to adjacent neighborhoods.
A 2-acre public park will be the heart of this new community. Features include a strong connection with CCSF and the Sunnyside and Ingleside neighborhoods and buildings sheltering the park from the prevailing winds while preserving views to the west. The park will include large green spaces and play areas.
PUC Open Space
Developed in collaboration with the SFPUC and the community, this 1-acre parcel is envisioned as an active park providing continuous pedestrian connection from Unity Plaza to the Ingleside Library Garden with a wide range of creative uses to be considered.
All aspects of the Reservoir Plan are guided by the principles of the San Francisco Sustainable Neighborhood Framework, with the goal of enhancing livability and reducing the environmental footprint of residents for generations to come. This section complements the mobility and TDM efforts.
- The Reservoir has set a goal of meeting building energy demand primarily through the use of greenhouse gas-free electricity sources;
- Rooftops will maximize the potential of photovoltaic and solar preheat systems
- Project will achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in construction and operation