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Sports Basement
 
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Presidio Trust has completed an environmental assessment (EA) to determine if the proposed relocation of the Sports Basement to the Mason Street Warehouses (Buildings 1182–1188) would result in a significant effect on the human environment. We invite your comments (see below).
 
 
 
 
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Sports Basement proposes to connect seven separate warehouses located on Mason Street near the Marina Gate for retail and program use; preserve and rehabilitate the warehouses in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation; improve ADA accessibility throughout the site; and upgrade and seismically retrofit the warehouses to meet current codes.
 
The warehouses vary in size from approximately 12,000 square feet (sf) to approximately 13,500 sf, totaling approximately 88,700 sf. Building alterations would include extending the existing loading docks, inserting new door openings, installing ridge skylights, and removing select interior partitions. Following the proposed alterations, there would be approximately 93,000 sf of internal space and 25,000 sf of existing and new elevated exterior decks. Uses would include mercantile, assembly and program spaces (both indoor and outdoor), business/office space, and accessory uses (storage, mechanical, restrooms, and outdoor circulation). A 213-space parking lot would be constructed as part of the Presidio Parkway project to the south and west of the buildings.
 
 
PROJECT OBJECTIVES
1.  Protect and enhance the historic buildings that are a contributing feature to the National Historic Landmark District through rehabilitation and reuse.
2.  Bring the buildings up to safe occupancy standards in compliance with applicable building codes and the Secretary of the Interior’s Rehabilitation standards for historic buildings.
3.  Help fulfill the Presidio Trust Management Plan planning concept for Crissy Field (Area B) as a Bayfront Recreation and Cultural Destination by reusing the buildings for activities compatible with the area’s open space and recreational opportunities.
4.  Generate revenue to support the ongoing operation and enhancement of the Presidio.
 
 
SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS
The Sports Basement Environmental Assessment will be made available for public review for a minimum of 30 days before the Trust makes its final determination whether to prepare an environmental impact statement or to proceed with the project. A paper copy is available for review at the reception desk at the Presidio Trust Headquarters, 103 Montgomery Street, on the Main Post. 
 
Written comments should be submitted by November 15, 2013. Comments may be sent by email to sportsbasementea@presidiotrust.gov, or by mail to Sports Basement EA, Attn: Compliance Manager, The Presidio Trust, 103 Montgomery Street, P.O. Box 29052, San Francisco, CA 94129-0052.
 
 
NHPA REVIEW
The project is being reviewed concurrently under the National Historic Preservation Act according to the Trust’s Programmatic Agreement.
 
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION
John Pelka at (415) 561-5300 or email sportsbasementea@presidiotrust.gov

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