Visitacion Valley

Visitacion Valley/Schlage Lock Plan

The Schlage Lock Project has been approved and is moving forward to its implementation phase. Thank you for your participation!

In 1999, the Schlage Lock Company decided to close its Visitacion Valley factory. The now-vacant site presents opportunities for new uses. Upon closure of the Schlage Lock plant, the Home Depot Company proposed to develop a store on the site. However, this proposal was met with opposition from some residents and business owners, who cited traffic and other concerns, as well as the incompatibility of the "big-box" use with the transit-friendly nature of the site and the fine-grained nature of the neighborhood.

From 2001-2002, after the Board of Supervisors passed interim zoning controls in 2000 on the site to prevent a "big-box" use, Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, the Planning Department and the non-profit Urban Ecology worked intensively with the community to create a new vision for the vacant Schlage Lock site. A Concept Plan was released in 2002 summarizing a community vision for that site.

From 2000-2002, city staff worked intensively with community members to create a new vision for the vacant Schlage Lock site. A Concept Plan was released in 2002 summarizing a community vision for the site. In 2005 the Board of Supervisors initiated a process to determine if a Redevelopment Area should be established on and around the Schlage site.

From August 2006 to 2009, five public workshops were held. The Planning Department worked closely with the community to refine the land use framework for the site; to create guidelines for the location and programming of new open spaces, to establish the street network; create sustainability guidelines, and finalize a site design that will ultimately guide Schlage Lock site's redevelopment. 

Since City adoption of the Plan, the Visitacion Valley Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) has continued to meet to discuss and comment on various aspects of the Plan's implementation and to provide comments to Universal Paragon Corporation as it implements plans for the Schlage Lock site.

Site & Vicinity Map

Download the Visitacion Valley site and vicinity map here.

Public Hearings for the Schlage Lock Development Project have concluded. The Board of Supervisors approved the project on July 22, 2014 and Mayor Ed Lee signed the legislation on July 24, 2014.

Adopted 2014 Legislation & Documents

Post-Approvals: Community Engagement & Participation

Phase 1 Application

July 28, 2018

May 20, 2017

July 16, 2016

September 26, 2015

May 30, 2015

September 20, 2014

After the closure of the Schlage Lock factory in 1999, residents of Visitacion Valley partnered with City agencies and the Universal Paragon Corporation to develop a plan for the reuse and revitalization of this critical site in their community. Several years of analysis and an extensive community planning process concluded with the adoption of a Redevelopment Plan, zoning changes and a detailed master plan to guide change on the site.

However, the demise of Redevelopment Agency in early 2012, and the loss of public funding that accompanied it, requires a fresh look at the community's goals for the site. The Planning Department is partnering with the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the community to evaluate the project's feasibility, look at tools which can help move the project forward, and make necessary legislative changes to foster the site's transformation.

City staff, along with its development partners at Universal Paragon, re-initiated efforts to move transformation of Schlage forward with a workshop on October 13th. Both attendance and enthusiasm were high as the community confirmed their highest priorities for the site, and gave feedback on a possible near-term project on the Schlage site. We hope you can join us for future workshops as outlined in the project timeline indicated above.

Click here to view community and public meeting summaries and download meeting materials from the Visitacion Valley/Schlage Lock planning process.

Summary of Public Workshops & Meetings

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP #4 SUMMARY MARCH 22, 2014

ADVISORY BODY MEETING #9 APRIL 16, 2014

ADVISORY BODY MEETING #8 MARCH 12, 2014

ADVISORY BODY MEETING #7 FEBRUARY 26, 2014

ADVISORY BODY MEETING #6 DECEMBER 17, 2013

ADVISORY BODY MEETING #5 AUGUST 14, 2013

OPTIONAL ADVISORY BODY MEETING #4 JULY 17, 2013

ADVISORY BODY MEETING #3 JUNE 26, 2013

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP SUMMARY MAY 18, 2013

Diana PoncedeLeon from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OWED) was at the May 18th meeting to give an overview of the Invest in Neighborhoods program – a city initiative to provide customized assistance to San Francisco’s neighborhood commercial corridors – and talk about the application of the program in Visitacion Valley to the Leland Ave commercial corridor. Her contact information and materials passed out at the meeting regarding Invest in Neighborhoods are below:

ADVISORY BODY MEETING #2 MARCH 12, 2013

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP SUMMARY JANUARY 12, 2013

At this workshop we reviewed feedback on topcommunity priorities from first workshop, evaluatedpotential funding strategies, and reviewed the designoptions and revisions to the Schlage site plan.

ADVISORY BODY MEETING #1 NOVEMBER 13, 2012

INFORMATIONAL UPDATE TO THE PLANNING COMMISSIONNOVEMBER 8, 2012

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP SUMMARY OCTOBER 13, 2012

On October 13, 2012, the Planning Department and the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development held a meeting to update the community on the status of the Schlage Lock project, and present the Green Connections project and discuss what a green connection could look like in Visitacion Valley.


Previous Workshops

The Planning Department, in association with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and an Urban Design Consultant, held five community workshops on the Visitacion Valley Schlage Lock project from 2006-2007. The workshops focused on developing alternative framework plans, selecting a preferred Urban Design Framework Plan, urban design issues, including building, streetscape and open space designs, Site Sustainability Features, and Design Guidelines for new development. Information on each of the workshops along with workshop materials can be viewed below.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP SUMMARY - AUGUST 4, 2007

On August 4th, 2007, the Planning Department held the fifth and final design workshop for the Vistacion Valley / Schlage Lock Master Plan. This workshop focused on design character and building form, with a special examination of building heights across the site per community request. Breakout activities focused on evaluation of design character, and specifically on the topics of buidling facades, retail design, roof design, and incorporation of sustainability. A summary of feedback received through this breakout activity is included here.

Public Comments & Summary of Open Space Design and Programming

Workshop Materials

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP SUMMARY - MAY 5, 2007

On May 5th, 2007, the Planning Department held the fourth workshop for the Vistacion Valley / Schlage Lock Master Plan. This workshop focused on a sustainability strategy and framework for building green on the site, revisited previously discussed key elements including building heights, and provided a final overview of the vision for the site and the overall master plan developed over the course of the workshop series.

Public Comments & Summary of Open Space Design and Programming

Workshop Materials

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP SUMMARY - JANUARY 6, 2007

On January 6th, 2007, the Planning Department held the third workshop for the Vistacion Valley / Schlage Lock Master Plan.

Public Comments & Summary of Open Space Design and Programming

Workshop Materials

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP SUMMARY - OCTOBER 14, 2006

On October 14th, 2006, the Planning Department held the second workshop for the Vistacion Valley / Schlage Lock Master Plan.

Workshop Materials

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP SUMMARY - AUGUST 28, 2006

On August 28th, 2006, the Planning Department held the first workshop for the Vistacion Valley / Schlage Lock Master Plan.

Workshop Materials

2014 Archives of Approval Hearings, Presentations and Materials

Hearing Date and Information

Materials, General Topics & Links

Planning Commission
Thursday, May 8th

Hearing to Initiate Amendments

SFCTA (County Transportation Authority), CAC Meeting
Wednesday, May 28  Starting at 6pm
1455 Market St, 22nd Floor

Proposition K funds allocation discussion
Park, Recreation and Open Space Advisory
Committee (PROSAC)
Tuesday, June 3  Starting at 6:30pm
City Hall, Room 278
Parks acquisition discussion

Recreation & Parks Department, Capital Committee
Wednesday, June 4  Starting at 2pm
City Hall, Room 416

Parks acquisition discussion
Planning Commission
Thursday, June 5  Starting at 12pm
City Hall, Room 400
  Final Approval Action
SFCTA, Plans and Programs Committee
Tuesday, June 17  Starting at 10:00am
City Hall, Room 263
Proposition K funds allocation discussion
Recreation & Parks Commission
Thursday, June 19  Starting at 10am
City Hall, Room 416
Final Approval Action
Public Utilities Commission
Tuesday, June 24  Starting at 1:30pm
City Hall, Room 400
Final Approval Action
MTA (Municipal Transportation Agency) Board
Tuesday, June 24  Starting at 1pm
City Hall, Room 400
Final Approval Action
SFCTA (County Transportation Authority) Board
Tuesday, June 24  Starting at 11am
City Hall, Room 250
Final Approval Action
Board of Supervisors, GAO Committee Hearing
Thursday, June 26  Starting at 10:30am
City Hall, Room 263
Development Agreement Discussion
Board of Supervisors, Land Use Committee Hearing
Monday, June 30  Starting at 1:30pm
City Hall, Room 263
General, Planning Code, Zoning Map and Design Controls Amendments Discussion

 

Full Board of Supervisors
Tuesday, July 8  Starting at 2pm
City Hall, Room 250
First Reading of the Development Agreement, Planning Code, and General Plan Amendment Ordinances
Board of Supervisors
Tuesday, July 15 Starting at 2pm
City Hall, Room 250
Second Reading and Final Action
  • Materials and links forthcoming

Adopted 2009 Documents and Reports

Adopted Legislation

1. General Plan Amendments Version with BOS File 090202, Ord. No. 72-09
2. Planning Code Text Amendments Version with BOS File 090223, Ord. No. 73-09
3. Zoning Map Amendments Version with BOS File 090224, Ord. No. 71-71-09
4. Redevelopment Plan Adoption Version with BOS File 090222, Ord. No.70-09

2009 Planning Commission & former SF Redevelopment Agency Environmental Findings – SFRA Resolution No. 1-2009 / Planning Commission Motion no. 17790

Documents

Community Engagement & Participation

 

Phase 1 Application
May 20, 2017
July 16, 2016
September 26, 2015
May 30, 2015
September 20, 2014

After the closure of the Schlage Lock factory in 1999, residents of Visitacion Valley partnered with City agencies and the Universal Paragon Corporation to develop a plan for the reuse and revitalization of this critical site in their community. Several years of analysis and an extensive community planning process concluded with the adoption of a Redevelopment Plan, zoning changes and a detailed master plan to guide change on the site.

However, the demise of Redevelopment Agency in early 2012, and the loss of public funding that accompanied it, requires a fresh look at the community's goals for the site. The Planning Department is partnering with the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the community to evaluate the project's feasibility, look at tools which can help move the project forward, and make necessary legislative changes to foster the site's transformation.

City staff, along with its development partners at Universal Paragon, re-initiated efforts to move transformation of Schlage forward with a workshop on October 13th. Both attendance and enthusiasm were high as the community confirmed their highest priorities for the site, and gave feedback on a possible near-term project on the Schlage site. We hope you can join us for future workshops!

Please join your neighbors for the second in a series of four workshops to help select the artist and shape the design of the mural!

Saturday, March 16, 2019
10:30am-12pm
Korean Presbyterian Church
333 Tunnel Avenue

Questions? Contact Little Hollywood Neighborhood Association member Russel Morine at rmorine@gmail.com.


Español

Taller de diseño de mural de paso a desnivel Blanken #2

El mes pasado, la Little Hollywood Neighborhood Association, en asociación con la organización sin fines de lucro 1brush, con sede en San Francisco, inició el proceso de diseño para instalar un mural en el paso a desnivel de Blanken Avenue. El mural será diseñado e instalado por un artista profesional local con aportaciones y apoyo de las comunidades de Little Hollywood y Visitation Valley.

Por favor únase a sus vecinos para el segundo en una serie de cuatro talleres para ayudar a seleccionar al artista y dar forma al diseño del mural. 
Qué: Taller de diseño de mural del paso a desnivel de Blanken Avenue #2
Cuando: Sábado, 16 de marzo, 10:30am-12pm
Dónde: Korean Presbyterian Church, 333 Tunnel Avenue

Para obtener información adicional, comuníquese con Russel Morine, miembro de Little Hollywood Neighborhood Association, en rmorine@gmail.com.

Si desea asistir al evento y quisiera obtener información en español o solicitar un aparato para asistencia auditiva, llame al 415-575-9010. Por favor llame al menos 72 horas antes del evento.

El mural está siendo apoyado a través de una subvención de la Comisión de Artes de San Francisco con fondos proporcionados por la oficina del Supervisor del Distrito 10.


中文

Blanken 地下通道壁畫設計研討會之二
上個月,小好萊塢鄰里協會(Little Hollywood Neighborhood Association)與三藩市非營利機構 1brush 聯合開啟了一個壁畫設計流程。該壁畫將安裝在Blanken 大道地下通道。該壁畫將由當地專業藝術家在聽取小好萊塢鄰里社區和訪谷社區民眾的意見並且獲得他們的支持之後進行設計和安裝。 


請與您的鄰居一起參加本系列四個研討會中的第二個會議,幫助選出藝術家和塑造壁畫的設計。 
內容:Blanken 大道地下通道壁畫設計研討會之二
時間:Saturday, March 3 月 16 日週六上午 10 時30 分至中午12 時
地點:韓國長老會教堂(Korean Presbyterian Church),333 Tunnel Avenue

欲瞭解更多資訊,請與小好萊塢鄰里協會會員Russel Morine 聯繫,電郵 rmorine@gmail.com

聽證會上如需要語言協助或要求輔助設備,請致電415-575-9010。請在聽證會舉行之前的至少72個小時提出要求。

該壁畫由三藩市藝術委員會的撥款資助,由第10區參事辦公室提供資金。