The old Schlage Lock factory along Bayshore Boulevard closed in 1999, was left derelict for a decade, and was finally razed in 2009 in order to make way for a 20-acre transit village to rise.


Waylaid by the Great Recession and Governor Jerry Brown’s shuttering of local redevelopment agencies in 2012, today, Mayor Ed Lee is slated to announce the redevelopment of the Schlage Lock site is back on track with plans to break ground on over 1,600 housing units, a couple of parks, and retail – including a full-service supermarket – in 2015.

With little infrastructure in place, the redevelopment will take a decade to completely finish. The retrofitting of Schlage’s historic office building left standing at the corner Bayshore and Blanken should occur early on.