Potrero Yard Modernization Project Spring 2022 Update
► Updates from Potrero Yard Neighborhood Working Group February meeting
After a fall/winter hiatus, the Neighborhood Working Group met on February 7, 2022. Updates included a review of recent project milestones, including the submission of three proposals from our short-listed developer teams — and a look ahead at our project schedule. We also discussed the Muni Reliability and Street Safety Bond that will appear on the San Francisco ballot on June 7, 2022. The meeting recording and minutes are available. Following feedback from Working Group members, the next meeting will be scheduled for late spring.
► Form of Pre-development Agreement approved by SFMTA Board
The SFMTA Board of Directors approved the form of the project’s pre-development agreement (PDA) at its March 1 meeting. This action sets the terms which define and govern the pre-development phase of the project (approximately 18 months). The Board will continue to evaluate the project and receive quarterly updates during this phase.
► SFMTA Board directors tour project sites
In February and early March, several members of the SFMTA Board of Directors toured Potrero Yard and the future site of the temporary bus yard at Muni Metro East to better understand the scale and scope of the project. Thank you to Directors Heminger, Eaken, Cajina, Yekutiel, Hinze and Lai for joining us.
SFMTA Board members tour Potrero Yard. This composite photo shows (left) Directors Yekutiel, Cajina and Eaken as they tour the facility's maintenance bay with SFMTA's Bonnie Jean von Krogh. Right: Bonnie Jean von Krogh leads Director Hinze and others into the maintenance area of the facility.
Public tours resumed in March. Here, the tour group on March 8 listens to Paul Bignardi of the SFMTA describe one of the unique features of Potrero Yard, the repair room adjacent to the maintenance bays. The wooden doors in the background are original and date from 1914.
► Public tours resume
After public health conditions required the postponement of January and February tours, we resumed tours for the public in March. Tour slots fill up quickly, and information on available tours can be found via the main project page.