June 5, 2017 Design Review Board

Time and Location

5:30 p.m.
Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale Street
Yerba Buena Room, First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 778-6700

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Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order and Safety Announcement
  2. Report of Chief of Permits
  3. Approval of Draft Minutes for May 8, 2017
  4. Albany Beach Restoration and Public Access Project, Cities of Albany and Berkeley, Alameda County (Second Review)
    The Design Review Board will hold their second review of a proposal by the East Bay Regional Park District for the Albany Beach Restoration and Public Access Project in the Cities of Albany and Berkeley. The project would enhance and expand the existing beach and dunes and would create approximately 4,765 linear feet of new Bay Trail, including overlooks at the beach area and Fleming Point, and a 20-space parking lot.
    (Hanna Miller) [415/352-3616; hanna.miller@bcdc.ca.gov]
    Exhibits // Public Comments // DRB Responses
  5. Hercules Development Block N, Waterfront District, City of Hercules, Contra Costa County (First Review)
    The Design Review Board will hold its first review of a proposal by Hercules Development Partners to construct a mixed-use residential and commercial project bordered by Refugio Creek, John Muir Parkway, and Bayfront Boulevard. The proposed project includes approximately 170 residences and 6,673 square feet of commercial space, as well as approximately 12,000 square feet of shared public access along the existing Refugio Creekside trail, including seating, interpretive signage, and other amenities.
    (Jhon Arbelaez-Novak) [415/352-3649; jhon.arbelaez@bcdc.ca.gov]
  6. Adjournment

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