Mission Bay is one of the most significant urban development projects in San Francisco. Sponsored by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and Catellus Development Group, Mission Bay set a new standard for innovative urban planning.
For the first phase of housing at Mission Bay, AGS performed field exploration, laboratory testing, engineering analyses, and prepared a geotechnical report which presented the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the study. Tasks performed as part of the study included characterization of engineering properties of the fill materials, a settlement estimate, and evaluation of static and seismic stability of existing fill slopes adjacent to a channel. Particular emphasis was made to assess the seismic performance of the slopes and to estimate lateral deformations during a significant earthquake.
The project involved construction of two to four residential building units at a site underlain by landfill materials and soft Bay Mud soils. The proposed construction consists of 541 housing units.