The Plan

Land Use


Explore all of the ways Baylands benefits the neighborhood, region and planet.

Technology Hub

Baylands provides 6+ million square feet of premier office and R&D space in a business-friendly community close to top research universities and the region’s largest airport. Here, energetic start-ups, labs and incubators innovate alongside established companies in sustainable, state-of-the-art facilities designed for how people want to work today.

Regenerating Natural Habitats

Baylands dramatically enhances Visitacion Creek, the Brisbane Lagoon and surrounding shoreline, as well as creates an integrated habitat network, a transitional wetlands to protect against sea level rise and a robust regeneration plan for natural storm water management. A new interpretive center teaches visitors about the site’s unique ecology.

Restaurants & Retail

From all variety of eateries and shops, to a full-service grocery and pharmacy, Baylands serves as both a destination spot and a neighborhood hub with quick access to a multi-modal transit stop. In addition, Brisbane’s existing downtown retail corridor is energized by a community shuttle that operates to and from Baylands.

Walkable Neighborhoods

With 2,200 units primarily in the northwest corner closest to transit, housing at Baylands meets the needs of Bay Area residents, from working professionals to young families, to seniors. Here, parks, stores, restaurants, jobs, community services, hiking trails, open space and all forms of transit are just a stroll away. 15% of the rental residences will be at rates affordable to households with below median household income.

Center for Innovation

The restored and reimagined Southern Pacific Roundhouse is home to the Center for Innovation, a laboratory for entrepreneurs to tinker, design and create technologies destined to the change the world.

Entertainment Center

With a movie theater, concert and stage venues and indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, entertainment abounds at Baylands, providing a vibrant destination for neighbors as well as regional residents who can access the happenings by transit.

Parks and Open Space

With more than 300 acres of parks, trails and open space, Baylands offers a wide variety of opportunities to play, explore and kick back in the great outdoors. Amenities include a public soccer field and the largest new network of publicly accessible trails, bike paths, parks and plazas built in San Mateo County in decades, including a heralded extension of the San Francisco Bay Trail.

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