Lindenville Specific Plan


Livable Lindenville: A Vibrant and Inclusive Neighborhood for All

The Lindenville Specific Plan is the guiding document to help realize the General Plan's vision for the area as a mixed-use neighborhood, employment hub, and cultural center of South San Francisco. Walkable, connected districts, including the South Spruce corridor, are envisioned as lively destinations where people have easy access to retail, parks, and other community resources. The Plan preserves the city's industrial heritage but also provides new opportunities for people to live in the district. A revitalized Colma Creek has the potential to become a community-serving linear park with a restored ecology that benefits the health and well-being of people and wildlife.

Project Goals

  • Center the voices of people who will live, work, own property, and recreate in Lindenville.
  • Prepare a shared plan for achieving a successful, equitable, and resilient district through design standards, community benefits, and provision of public amenities and services.
  • Retain existing industrial uses, while ensuring new neighborhoods are livable, healthy, quiet, and green.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Frequently Asked Questions videos above provide an introduction to the Lindenville Specific Plan process and the Specific Plan's relationship to the South San Francisco General Plan. The video is available in English and Spanish.

Plan Timeline

Existing Conditions and SWOT Report

Summer 2022

Explored existing conditions in Lindenville to understand current trends and to determine potential key issues and opportunities.


Summer - Fall 2022

Developed land use, mobility, open space, and urban design alternatives present distinct approaches for accommodating new residential and mixed uses while still supporting current uses.

Preferred Plan

Fall 2022

Building on community and City feedback, the Preferred Plan synthesized initial alternatives into a single plan for Lindenville.

Technical Analysis

Summer 2022 - Winter 2023

Technical analysis of the Preferred Plan covered a range of topic areas, such as sea level rise, traffic impacts, economics, and many more.

Specific Plan Development

Winter - Summer 2023

The Draft Specific Plan that builds off of the community input and technical analysis was developed and published for public review.


Summer 2023

The Final Specific Plan was presented to City Council and Planning Commission for adoption!


How to

Get Involved

Our outreach plan offers a range of opportunities for your thoughts to be shared and heard. The project kicked off in the summer of 2022 and concluded in the summer of 2023.

The Lindenville Specific Plan is a first step in implementing the South San Francisco General Plan Update. Join us in creating a plan for Lindenville!

Public Review Draft

The Public Review Draft of the Lindenville Specific Plan was released on June 30th and was available for feedback until July 31st. Read the Public Review Draft of the plan at the link below.

Interested in a shorter version of the Draft Specific Plan? Read the executive summary! The executive summary is available in four languages.

LSP Executive Summary Cover Image

Community Engagement Activites

From December to February 2023, the Land Use Alternatives were reviewed by the community, technical experts, and City staff. Results from community engagement and the technical analysis were presented to City Council in February. City Council reviewed the Land Use Alternatives and selected a Preferred Alternative that will be incorporated into the final Lindenville Specific Plan.

The Specific Plan Public Review Draft will be presented to a variety of commissions and committees in Summer 2023.

  • Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission | June 7, 6pm
  • Colma Creek Citizens Advisory Commission | June 13, 3pm
  • Planning Commission | July 6, 7pm
  • Virtual Community Open House | July 12, 5-7pm
  • Equity & Public Safety Commission | July 17, 6pm
  • And more!


Virtual Community Open House

In case you missed this open house on July 12th, please see the presentation recording below. It is available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

Project Documents

Documents related to the Lindenville Specific Plan will be posted here as they are available.