USACE seeks comments for the San Francisco study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District is currently working on a feasibility study that will evaluate coastal storm and flood risk management alternatives for the 7.5 miles long San Francisco Waterfront.

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Specifically, the study area runs from Aquatic Park to Herons Head Park. This highly urbanized area supports commercial, residential, recreation, tourism and open space land uses, with a complex mix of piers, structures and seawall – many of which are considered historic.

The Port of San Francisco is the non-federal partner for the study.

USACE will conduct early National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping to solicit public participation and input. This will assist with determining the appropriate level of NEPA documentation for the study.

The deadline for sending comments, including any suggested alternatives, information and analyses for consideration is Oct. 21, 2020.

Last month, there were two opportunities to submit comments during a pair of USACE/Port-led virtual public meetings. The first one took place on Sept. 16, 6-7:30 p.m., and the second one on Sept. 17, 1-2:30 p.m.

The PowerPoint presentation for both meetings is available HERE. A transcript of those meetings is available HERE.