Certified by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in 2006, the Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Projects and Rezoning impact report cleared the way for over 2 million square feet of new development, including an anticipated 425,000 square feet of net new production, distribution and repair (PDR) space, to “encourage the introduction, intensification, and protection of a wide range of light and contemporary industrial activities,” by the end of 2025.

Rather than increasing, however, the total amount of PDR space within the Bayview Hunters Point plan area has actually decreased by nearly 30,000 square feet over the past 17 years, driven by the demolition of existing PDR structures and spot rezoning of PDR parcels. And if approved, the four one-story, metal-clad buildings totaling approximately 21,400 square feet of PDR space on the three Bayview parcels roughly bounded by Armstrong Avenue, Carroll Avenue and Hawes Street will be demolished as well.

But rather than being rezoned, plans for a 286,400-square-foot, 40-foot-tall distribution and logistics center to rise across the 4.5 acre, 1313 Armstrong site have been drawn for Prologis, with an additional 100,000 square feet of rooftop space for vehicle staging and storage, the permits for which have yet to be requested but an amendment for which was just inked, clearing the way for the distribution center to be approved and constructed without a supplemental environmental review or neighborhood impact report.

5 thoughts on “Amendment for Proposed Distribution Center Inked”
  1. Parking vehicles on roof for security reasons, and to maximize building footprint. The land is soft but Prologis must know that and can engineer for it. Does anybody have the industrial land comp, was broker involved or did Prologis go direct?

    Why didn’t Prologis want to acquire the adjacent lot for parcel assemblage? Looks like its being used as junk yard.

  2. This site isn’t obviously “convenient freeway access” for a high throughput distribution center. It requires crossing over the 3rd Street Light Rail corridor to get to 101. Not to mention smaller trucks choking up the surrounding roads by people in the trades throughout the day.

    1. Why is crossing the T-Line a major issue ?? It’s not like you’re crossing some mainline RR, with 100-car drag freights.

      1. Increased risk of pedestrian and vehicle accidents and delays with 24/7 operations. I’m not against the deal. No doubt prologis overpaid for the site, which would be typical for them, and that increases the value of the location for other industrial owners in the market there. It just doesn’t look like site location that Corp America has ever valued before and there is reason for that.

        I’m guessing that Prologis is going to lease it up, and sell it as leased investment to institutional investor like Calpers that will buy anything. Then Prologis won’t have to worry about it anymore, high crime location, being in flood plain zone on edge of bay with rising sea levels, or zone of liquefaction with roof cracking from weight of vehicles. I’m also guessing that the neighboring lot that Prologis didn’t buy, which is being used for recycling operation, might have polluted soil which has potential to leach into the soil an contaminate nearby sites.

  3. Its a tragedy that even the bare minimum due diligence to the residents of the Bayview by way of environmental review + neighborhood impact report are not being done. The city loves to speak of equity and doing right by marginalized San Franciscans, then approves industrial projects without environmental impacts in a Black neighborhood that has been subject to environmental pollution in the past. Pollution that hasn’t been cleaned up/remediated. Its disgraceful.

    What about the jobs at this site? Will the Bayview have priority hire? There is no conditional approval, it seems, of this development. No defined protections or benefits for the residents.

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