As a result of voter approval of a policy declaration to construct a convention center including an exhibit hall in Yerba Buena Center (YBC), the City of San Francisco has initiated a program of preliminary design of the convention center facility. Because the site, configuration I and method of financing are different from previous proposals, and because many other features and uses in the YBC redevelopment area are being reconsidered and may be changed from the approved Redevelopment Plan I this Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This EIR discusses and evaluates four alternative plans (concepts) for YBC in similar detail. None of the alternatives is singled out as "the project". The final project will probably be a combination of the elements discussed in the various alternatives. Using data developed in the definition and analyses of the four alternative plans, the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency made a tentative proposal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for changes to the approved Redevelopment Plan.
San Francisco City Planning Commission and San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, "Yerba Buena Center: Environmental Impact Report. Final. Volume I" (1978). California Agencies. Paper 406.