The SF Caltrain Railyards is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to develop a transit hub that will deliver a faster and more sustainable rail system, connect neighborhoods, improve ridership and drive economic opportunity for the community.
The railyard is a 20-acre site between Caltrain’s station at 4th and King and the intersection of SOMA, Mission Bay and Showplace Square.
The SF Railyards project will help meet Caltrain’s 2040 Service Vision plan, which includes upgrades to the site and will accommodate connections to future adjacent projects, including the Downtown Rail Extension and Pennsylvania Avenue Extension.
The SF Railyards project will redevelop the property to feature a modern station experience and improved Caltrain service, as well as a mixed-use transit-oriented development with office, residential, retail, and public and community space.
The SF Railyards project is a public-private partnership by Caltrain and Prologis with collaboration from the City and County of San Francisco. The team also coordinates with California High Speed Rail, Transbay Joint Powers Authority and San Francisco County Transportation Authority to evaluate project alternatives.
Right now, Caltrain and Prologis are evaluating various potential plans against the objectives of the SF Railyards project through what is called a “preliminary business case” (PBC). The PBC process is an evidence-based decision-making framework to evaluate the trade-offs and performance of development concepts. This process is intended to help optimize rail operational needs while supporting feasible mixed-use development. Once the PBC work is complete, we will reach out to the community for feedback and input.
In the meantime, we invite you to visit San Francisco Planning Department's website for the latest information, including the Railyards Working Group quarterly meeting schedule and upcoming community meetings associated with the project.
This project is a public-private partnership with a significant infrastructure component. We anticipate a combination of local, regional, state, federal and private funds will be needed to make it a reality.