Plans for Ambitious Bus Yard Redevelopment Proceed
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s formal application to move forward with the ambitious redevelopment of the Potrero Yard Muni Bus Maintenance Facility at 2500 Mariposa Street has been formally submitted to Planning and newly massed below.
As proposed, the existing facility on the 4.4-acre site will be rebuilt and yield a larger three-story bus garage, increasing the site’s storage capacity from 138 to 213 buses, modernizing the site’s infrastructure to accommodate battery electric buses (facilitating Muni’s transition to an all-electric fleet), and yielding a state-of-the-art operator training facility and operations center as well.
And atop the new 600,000-ish-square-foot Muni facility, the SFMTA is proposing to build between 525 and 575 residential units, half of which would be offered at below market rates and 40 percent of which would have two bedrooms or more, along with 91,000 square feet of rooftop open space and 4,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space fronting Bryant Street.
While the Mariposa site is currently only zoned for Public uses and development up to 65 feet in height, the proposed $495 million development, which is being designed by Sitelab Urban Studio, would rise to a maximum height of 150 feet, with a 75-foot-tall podium structure across the site, and will require a significant rezoning to proceed.