Oyster Cove Marina residents in South San Francisco California were served impending eviction notice by interim marina facilities management company Tideline Marine Services of Sausalito, California on 6/16/2022 and given 14 days, following date of notice, to sign an agreement with Tideline Marine services agreeing to vacate their Berths and evacuate their legal live aboard status. All vessels and property are to be removed by current tenants by October 15th, 2022.
Neither Tideline Marine Services or Kilroy Realty, current owner of the Marina and 42- acre development site has replied to requests and petitions for dialogue with tenants.
Displaced residential tenants are not allowed to occupy slips in other Bay Area marinas due to the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s (BCDC) rule that only 10% of any San Francisco Bay Marina be occupied by full time liveaboard berths. Waiting lists for liveaboard berths are years long and those displaced residents of Oyster Cove Marina are not allowed to transfer their live aboard status to other San Francisco Bay Marinas leaving them ostensibly homeless if the eviction goes through.
Oyster Cove Marina is part of a 42-acre site being developed by Kilroy Realty which will serve as a large addition to the Bio Science Industry complex in South San Francisco.
Kilroy Realty purchased the 42-acre site from Greenland USA in June of 2018 for 308 million dollars.
Before Kilroy Realty’s Purchase of Oyster Cove Marina from Greenland USA, a meeting was held for Oyster Cove Marina residents, hosted by Greenland USA in early 2018. Both Greenland USA and South San Francisco City representatives as well as the Oyster Cove marina full time residents and slip holders were present where assurances were given by Greenland USA and the Implied by the City of South San Francisco that all amenities would be preserved, and the Marina preserved in its present status with no loss of household.
Following the Purchase of the 42- acre development site by Kilroy Realty in June of 2018 Kilroy Realty held public meetings relating to the development of the site and future development in following years in a 3-phase format. These public meetings were attended in person or via zoom during Covid restrictions and replies to the question of resident status were always answered with, “we have no knowledge of any status change”.
Marina Residents and all other slip holding tenants were served notice on 6/15/2022 to evacuate all vessels and property and surrender their access to the marina by October 15th, 2022.
Oyster Cove residents are advocating with the Harbor District, City of South San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Conservation Development and Development Commission (BCDC) for justice in this displacement of low-income housing. We are also advocating for passage of a just cause eviction ordinance for the City of San Francisco, County of San Mateo as well as the State of California.