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Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal Expansion Project

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The Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal Expansion Project is being developed by WETA to expand and improve facilities at the Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal. WETA is working in close partnership with the Port of San Francisco to implement the project in support of WETA's Implementation and Operations Plan (IOP), which calls for the expansion of ferry service throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as WETA's Emergency Water Transportation Management Plan (EWTSMP), which sets forth the framework for WETA's emergency operations in the event of a regional disaster.

 

The Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal Expansion Project includes construction of up to three new ferry gates, installation of amenities such as weather-protected areas for queuing, improvements to pedestrian circulation, and covering of the current "lagoon" area south of the Ferry Building for future use as a staging area for evacuees in the event of a major catastrophe. The new gates and amenities would support WETA projects currently under development or under study to provide new ferry service between Richmond, Berkeley, Treasure Island, Hercules, Redwood City, Martinez, and Antioch.

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WETA is presently undertaking environmental review of the project as required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). Pending completion of the environmental review process, construction of the project is anticipated to commence by early 2015. Preliminary conceptual renderings prepared for the project are shown below.

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New Gate A alongside existing Gate B in North Basin of the Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal

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New Gates F and G alongside existing Gate E in South Basin of the Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal