Planning the future of Ocean Beach

Benjamin Grant
November 18, 2010
A new effort to chart a sustainable future for San Francisco's changing coast

Ocean Beach is one of the gems of the San Francisco landscape, drawing more than 2 million visitors each year. It is an important piece of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a wild landscape, an urban sea strand, a grand public open space.

Ocean Beach is also home to major elements of San Francisco’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

The recent erosion events South of Sloat Boulevard and ongoing community efforts have created unprecedented momentum for a sustainable long-range plan. Drawing on the work of the Ocean Beach Vision Council and others, the plan will address the impact of rising seas, the physical and ecological processes shaping the beach, and improved integration with its natural, recreational, and urban contexts.

SPUR has been conducting interviews with local community members, advocates, and public agencies. We will be convening a series of public workshops and other programming to get input from local stakeholders.