SAN FRANCISCO – ENGEO, the world’s leading geoscience engineering firm, has initiated the necessary geotechnical analysis to optimally recover 684 acres of land at the Baylands site, one of the largest undeveloped sites between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, in Brisbane, California. ENGEO will provide ongoing geotechnical services throughout the project’s duration to determine the requirements of redevelopment on soft compressible soil and landfill waste material. The redevelopment is projected to create over 2,200 residential units, 6.5 million square feet of commercial office space, with 2.5 million square feet allocated for life sciences laboratories and an additional 500,000 square feet for hospitality facility development.
“ENGEO is honored to spearhead these foundational steps in this growing trend of landfill redevelopment.” said Uri Eliahu, ENGEO’s CEO. “Baylands has remained undeveloped for many years and we’re proud to be a part of this project. The life sciences sector is booming, and Baylands is ideal for companies in the industry exploring options in the Bay Area.”
Landfill redevelopment is an emerging trend as housing and industrial supply continues to lag behind demand. ENGEO’s geotechnical analyses combined with recent research and development from UC Berkeley resulted in an estimated $350 million savings in earthwork construction costs. Two adjacent sites are to be redeveloped, the Baylands Railyard and the former Baylands Landfill. ENGEO will utilize this unique engineering approach to optimize the design of buildings for this project and will continue to apply this to future projects.