Golden Gate Produce Terminal to Revamp to Include More Biotech – Life Science Industry

South San Francisco, CA  September 7, 2021

The San Francisco Business Times has provided an overview of the potential opportunities at the Golden Gate Produce Terminal and Park-n-Fly, off of Highway 101, in South San Francisco as they seek a buyer to invest in this new vision of high density business park. This area encompasses 17.6 acres (131 Terminal Court), along with 8.7-acre parking lot owned by Park-n-Fly. Currently this area is home to 400 short term tenants with the produce terminal being the largest and busiest in Northern California.


The overview includes replacing the current produce terminal that was established in the 60’s plus the addition of proposed 1500,000sf building for life science industries. No plans have yet been submitted to the City, however, the City is in the midst of revising the General Plan to allow for higher density in this location, with no housing requirements attached.

To read the full article written by By Laura Waxmann – Staff Reporter, San Francisco Business Times



Genentech’s new building
Photo: SSF


In other news, the City’s Economic and Development Department shares “Genentech recently completed a 110,000 SF office building, a childcare center, and they plan to build a small manufacturing building in the coming year. All told, Genentech is planning to expand their campus from the current 4.7 million SF to 9.0 million SF over the next 15 years or so.


While the City’s website is sorely out of date, there is some interesting information to be found regarding the City’s dedication to bringing in more biotech/ life science businesses to South City, including the 2017 list of current companies shown below.  – CLICK HERE FOR CITY WEBSITE


There was a time when City leaders voiced concerns over having ‘too many eggs in one basket’ as they sought a balance between industries in South San Francisco. What are your thoughts on the amount and types of businesses our City continues to attract?





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Eckner Padilla
Eckner Padilla
2 years ago

When the Industrial City transitioned out of blue collar jobs, the council envisioned monkeys with 2 heads, to use up the space where the old tanneries, and coffee mills polluted the air. today, a city that swells to 100K daily, the infrastructure is taxed to its limit, while our police and fire tends to their needs (if they can get through the horrible traffic) we citizens foot the bill, suffer while police ignore our calls.
Time to tell City Council ENOUGH ! All of this is busy work for the over paid city hall staff, who must keep busy, and for the city mgr. who must justify his bloated salary.

Genentech has been a good neighbor, but do we want monkeys with 2 heads peering out of labs on this side.? There are dangerous substances in these labs, that can endanger the health of the community, has anyone thought of that?

Cory Alan David
Cory Alan David
2 years ago

Never in the history of our city has the label “South San Francisco The Industrial City” been so appropriate. While there has been a change from “heavy” industry to biotech, it is industry just the same. Another change has been that while our city welcomed industry to support a thriving community, now the community and residents are merely an inconsequential inconvenience hampering the unfettered expansion of the biotech industry. In case you haven’t noticed, both elected and salaried members of SSF’s city government have become a “welcome committee” to any company who might have designs on the last empty postage stamp of land useful in self service. If it is occupied, just get the bulldozers out. These companies bring work forces we can’t possibly house and have saddled us with sacrificing our very neighborhoods to proposed high density just to satisfy some arbitrary government issued number. Ask yourselves, have we the residents of SSF invited this expansion of industry to enhance our quality of life? If your answer is no, ask yourselves the reason as to why your city officials have chosen to destroy every last piece of this city’s historical character and what are their possibly nefarious motives? People, look around you, the clock is “ticking” for the city we used to know and love.