Schlage Lock Master Plan | Visitacion Valley, San Francisco, CA

A New Sustainable Neighborhood for Visitacion Valley


The Visitacion Valley/Schlage Lock Master Plan redevelops the 20- acre brownfield site into a vibrant mixed-use and transit-oriented neighborhood. The project is at the southern edge of San Francisco and the northern end of the future Baylands development. The new neighborhood extends the city grid across Bayshore Avenue and provides a new center to Visitacion Valley with three new parks, an extension of Leland Avenue, Visitacion Valley’s “Main Street,” and a possible location for a much needed grocery store. The project is a LEED-ND Pilot project and includes comprehensive stormwater management, brown-field cleanup, and green building requirements.


Stitch together two San Francisco neighborhoods and enhance the existing Visitacion Valley neighborhood through a project that is at the forefront of sustainable design.

Project Requirements

Develop a plan for the former Schlage Lock site that provides housing, community open space, neighborhood serving retail, community services, and helps revitalize Leland Avenue.


  • Increased connectivity
  • Three new public parks
  • Extension of Leland Avenue (Visitacion Valley’s “Main Street”)
  • Connection to future Baylands Development


  • TLEED-ND Pilot Project
  • Brownfield Development
  • Transit-Oriented Development
  • A comprehensive strategy for stormwater management, collection, filtration and environmental education facilities on site

Project Details

  • Client: San Francisco Planning Dept.
  • Building size/site area: 20 acres
  • Unit count: 900 – 1300 units

Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP