Ocean Beach Master Plan
Ocean Beach is one of the gems of the San Francisco landscape, but faces significant challenges. For the past two years, SPUR has led an extensive interagency and public process to develop the Ocean Beach Master Plan, a comprehensive vision to address sea level rise, protect infrastructure, restore coastal ecosystems and improve public access.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thank you very much for your interest in the Ocean Beach Master Plan and for your help reviewing this draft document. The Ocean Beach Master Plan process was built around public and stakeholder input.
The main purpose of the document review is for you to confirm the message and content is consistent with the past 12 months of discussion, input and alternatives development. The draft document review period will be from today, January 27, 2012, until February 29, 2012.
Please review the draft (whole doc here (75M!) or in eight parts below) and submit your feedback. To ensure your comments are properly recorded and reviewed, please email them to email@example.com in this format:
- Subject line: DRAFT OBMP COMMENTS [your name/affiliation]
- First, GENERAL COMMENTS about the document
- Then, specific comments. For each comment, begin with SECTION and PAGE NUMBER, e.g. “Section V, pp14-15: [your comment]"
- Within your comment, refer to specific graphics as appropriate
- Via U.S. mail:
SPUR (attn. Benjamin Grant)
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Please don’t hesitate to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) during the review month as we will be happy to clarify any element of the draft document.
Thanks again for your interest in making Ocean Beach the best open space in the city, and for your dedication throughout our planning process!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012The Draft Ocean Beach Master Plan will be available for public review on January 27, 2012. It will be available for download here. The public will have until February 29 to provide comments and feedback on the draft plan. The Final Plan will be available in early March.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Thanks again to all who have provided input on the Ocean Beach Master Plan Draft Recommendations from Public Workshop #3. We received valuable comments, ideas, and feedback from over 100 community members. We will take this feedback into account as we refine the recommendations and develop a Draft Ocean Beach Master Plan document.
Thursday, November 17, 2011Thanks to all who have provided input on the Ocean Beach Master Plan Draft Recommendations at Public Workshop #3 and afterward. If you haven't given us your feedback yet, please do so by the END OF WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD!These Draft Recommendations represent a comprehensive, ambitious, and (we think) exciting approach to the future of Ocean Beach. Now is the time to make your voice heard.Please review the presentation of the Draft Recommendations in our previous post and use the online feedback tool. We value your input and it will help us fine-tune our approach as we develop a Draft Master Plan Document in the coming months.As always, thank you for your interest and engagement.Draft presentation: http://www.spur.org/climate-adaptation/2011-11-04/draft-recommendations-and-online-feedbackOnline feedback tool: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3NQH8CX
Thursday, November 17, 2011Please see attached for translated versions of the 'Ocean Beach Project Description' and 'Summary of Key Moves.'SPUR 致力為公眾服務，並與地方，州立及聯邦機構一同為Ocean海灘創立一個長期的發展眼光。我們邀請了公眾為Ocean海灘的總體規劃建议草案提出意見，其中包括海岸保護，自然資源及公眾入口等內容。這份建议草案基於來自公眾，律師，及城市機構方面的資訊投入，分別在3次的公眾合作營中完成及匯報。建议书概述了一個大膽及有前瞻性的眼光，為求增加公共空間的易達性，保護和恢復生態資源，及保護重要基礎設施不受未來幾十年海平面上升和侵蝕的影響。建议书提出改變一些街道布局的計劃，其中包括Great高速路及Sloat街。我們希望能夠得到你們對於建議書的意見反饋，並於接下來的幾個月時間繼續修改和完善建議書的內容。如果你們錯失了參加我們公眾合作營的機會，或者想在復雜事物中尋求關於Ocean海灘的新鮮話題，請瀏覽以下網址：www.spur.org/oceanbeach 獲取關於工作營的更多資訊。
Friday, November 4, 2011
We’d like your input!
This pdf (24MB) presents the Ocean Beach Master Plan Draft Recommendations. (It is shorter than the one in the previous post, which also provides a lot of background etc).
The issues at Ocean Beach are complex and challenging. If you’re new to the project, please spend some time with the materials on this site to familiarize yourself with the background. A general overview can be found HERE. Our animations are a great way to understand the coastal processes and infrastructure at Ocean Beach.
Click HERE to provide comments on each of the Draft Recommendations. While comments are always welcome, we are asking for feedback on the Draft Recommendations by the end of FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18th. This will help us incorporate your feedback into a draft plan document in a timely manner.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
For those that missed Saturday's workshop (10/29) or want a review, here is the presentation. It provides some project background, info on the public process to date, and a summary of the Draft Recommendations.
Stay tuned for lots more workshop materials, and an online feedback tool!
Please note: the coastal dynamics and infrastructure animations don't work in this viewer. They are both available on this site, below.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
As mentioned at this saturday's Ocean Beach Workshop, the SFSU Neighborhood Task Force will be meeting this evening to discuss the 19th Avenue/State Rte 1 Corridor study, which is of interest as it may include some analysis of OB Master Plan transportation proposals.
Friday, September 23, 2011
SPUR invites the public to attend the third public workshop for the Ocean Beach Master Plan. We will be presenting draft recommendations for an approach to coastal management, natural resources, and public access based on input from a wide variety of community and agency stakeholders and the public. The recommendations will sketch out an ambitious and proactive vision to improve access, protect and restore ecological resources, and protect critical infrastructure as sea level rise worsens erosion in the coming decades. The public will be invited to provide feedback on the recommendations, which will be refined in the coming months.When: October 29, 2011, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Where: Golden Gate Park Senior Center, 6101 Fulton Street at 37th Ave.
TRANSIT: Muni 5-Fulton to 37th Ave.
DIRECTIONS: Click here to see directions and a map >>
(limited parking available at the facility; street parking is free)
San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)
California State Coastal Conservancy
US National Park Service
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
San Francisco Dept of Recreation and Parks
San Francisco Dept of Public Works
This is an ADA accessible facility. Assistive listening devices, sign language or translation services are available on request.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
As the Ocean Beach Master Plan Team develops Draft Recommendations to be presented at the next Public Workshop (Oct 29th!), we are working hard to absorb and incorporate the diverse voices of the Ocean Beach Community. The presentation below provides additional distillation of what we have heard to date in our public workshops, neighborhood meetings, and online commentary. In particular, it shows which of the Test Scenarios were most attractive as starting points for workshop participants and the hybrid approaches they developed.Public feedback is one of the team's most important guides for the project, along with the needs of a wide range of partner agencies and a dizzying array of technical challenges. We urge you to stay involved and help us meet the challenges head on, in order to ensure that Ocean Beach is the most beautiful, resilient, and sustainable place it can be in the tumultuous decades to come.We hope you all can come to the third and final Public Workshop on October 29 to see our progress on the Ocean Beach Master Plan and provide your input.
San Francisco plans expensive ‘managed retreat’ from rising seas Grist, 02/04/13
Ocean Beach Master Plan Envisions Big Changes SF Public Press, 02/04/13
San Francisco a Test Case for Coping with Rising Seas KQED, 02/01/13
New plan crafted to limit Ocean Beach erosion SF Chronicle, 11/02/12
Ocean Beach sand management project wraps up ABC Local News, 09/20/12
Sand Mangement Project to partly close Great Highway OB Bulletin, 08/19/12
Great Highway lane work delayed SF Chronicle, 08/09/12
Mayor Lee Celebrates SPUR Ocean Beach Master Plan SF Mayor’s Office, 07/26/12
Turning the Tide at Ocean Beach KQED News, 07/26/12
Shifting sand to be transported elsewhere in San Francisco SF Examiner, 07/23/12
Ocean Beach sand plan could help curb erosion south of Sloat OB Bulletin 07/20/12
Ocean Beach master plan maps $300M project SF Business Journal, 06/22/12
Stay or go? Communities are eyeing a retreat from sea NBC News, 06/02/12
San Francisco's Coast and the Rising Sea KQED, 04/10/12
San Francisco's Battle With Mother Nature Planetizen, 03/28/12
Coastal Erosion in SF Prompts Planning and Debate KQED, 03/26/12
Both Coasts Watch Closely as SF Faces Erosion The New York Times, 03/24/12
Makeover could mean changes on Great Highway SF Examiner, 11/12/11
OBMP Envisions Big Changes for Great Highway KQED, 11/07/11
Erosion expected to strip economic value of Ocean Beach OB Bulletin, 09/13/11
Erosion problems threaten the future of Ocean Beach ABC Local News, 09/05/11
State panel rejects city's repairs to Ocean Beach SF Chronicle, 07/15/11
Violent Pacific storms of 2010 worst on record SF Chronicle, 07/14/11
Public urged to help decide fixes for Ocean Beach erosion Sunset Beacon, 02/01/11
Forces of Nature are Working to Destroy Ocean Beach The Bay Citizen, 01/25/11
On the Brink of an Ocean Beach Master Plan OB Bulletin, 09/21/10
Is It Worth It to Save Oceanfront Development? The New York Times, 09/13/10
Experts Call for Long-Term Fix for Beach Erosion Sunset Beacon, 11/01/10
Ocean Beach due for an overhaul SF Examiner, 07/08/08
The Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on the California Coast Pacific Institute
Coastal Regional Sediment Management Project USACE, CA Resources Agency
FEMA California Coastal Analysis and Mapping Project (CCAMP) FEMA
Our Coast Our Future (OCOF) GFNMS, PRBO, USGS
Western Shoreline Plan (Local Coastal Program) SF Planning
Ocean Beach Task Force Summary (2005) Ocean Beach Task Force
South Ocean Beach - Shore Management Discussion Bob Battalio, PE