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Visitacion Valley

Visitacion Valley/Schlage Lock Plan

In 1999, the Schlage Lock Company closed its Visitacion Valley factory and the site is now slated for redevelopment as a new mixed-use community. Approved in 2014, the Schlage Project—also now known as Baylands North—will be built out over a 15-year period. See the Project Implementation tab for the latest information on the project status.

Site Plan
Visitacion Valley site plan

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Open Space
Visitacion Valley Open Space

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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. 

However, the demise of Redevelopment Agencies in California in early 2012 and the loss of public funding that accompanied them, required a fresh look at the community's goals for the site. The Planning Department partnered with the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the community to evaluate the project's feasibility, examine tools to help move the project forward, and make necessary legislative changes to foster the site's transformation. This process resulted in a revised project that was approved by the Board of Supervisors on July 22, 2014, with legislation signed by Mayor Ed on July 24, 2014.

Site and Vicinity Map

Download the Visitacion Valley site and vicinity map here.

 

Adopted 2014 Legislation & Documents

Adopted 2009 Legislation and Reports

Archived

Information found here is related to the community planning process of the Schlage/Baylands North Project leading up to its final approval in 2014. To find the Project’s approval documents, see the Supporting Info tab.

For information related to Project implementation and impact fee prioritization/utilization, including ongoing community meetings and workshops, see the Project Implementation tab.

2014 Archives of Approval Hearings, Presentations and Materials

Hearing Date and Information

Materials, General Topics and 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 and 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 and 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

Summary of Public Workshops and 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 2006-2007

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Project Phases

The Schlage Lock project will be built in multiple phases over a 15-year period and the Project Sponsor is required to submit a Phase Application to the Planning Department describing the program of each phase. Phase Applications and related information will be posted here when it is available.

Document Date
Revised Schlage Lock/Visitacion Valley Development Phase 1 Application September 2018
Revised Schlage Lock/Visitacion Valley Development Phase 1 Application Approval September 2018
Schlage Lock Schlage Lock/Visitacion Valley Development Phase 1 Application July 2017
Schlage Lock/Visitacion Valley Development Phase 1 Application Approval July 2017

Schlage/Baylands North Project Updates and Impact Fee Prioritization/Utilization

The Schlage Lock project and other projects in Visitacion Valley are subject to “impact fees,” which are intended to help offset the impacts of growth in the community. Impact fees are paid over the entire lifespan of the project, as each phase is approved. Since adoption of the Schlage Lock/Vis Valley Plan, the community and City staff from multiple agencies have engaged in a regular dialogue to prioritize the utilization of impact fees in Vis Valley.

Community Engagement and Participation: Schlage Lock Project Updates and Impact Fee Prioritization

Date Description Materials
September 11, 2019
  • Schlage Lock/Baylands North Development Update
  • Impact Fee Project Updates
July 28, 2018
  • Schlage Lock Development Update
  • Impact Fee Project Prioritization
May 20, 2017
  • Schlage Lock Development Update
  • Schlage Lock Park Design Update (Leland Park)
  • Impact Fee Project Prioritization
July 16, 2016
  • Schlage Lock Park Design Update
  • Impact Fee Project Prioritization
September 26, 2015
  • Impact Fee Project Prioritization
May 30, 2015
  • Schlage Lock Development Update
  • Impact Fee Project Prioritization
September 20, 2014
  • Schlage Lock Development Update
  • Impact Fee Project Prioritization