March 21, 2017 Engineering Criteria Review Board

Time and Location

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Milton Mark Conference Center - Monterey Room
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order and Safety Announcement
  2. Approval of Draft Minutes March 30, 2016 Engineering Criteria Review Board (ECRB) Meeting
  3. Board Discussion: Alameda Landing “Waterfront Site” (Pre-Application)
    Catellus Development Corporation proposes a mixed-use development at the terminus of Fifth Street, on the shoreline opposite Jack London Square, in the City of Alameda, Alameda County. The development would include approximately 15,000 square feet of retail; 10,000 square feet of office space; a 124-room hotel; 40,000 square feet of warehouse; 445 housing units, including apartments, townhomes and detached single-family homes; and an 8-acre waterfront park, including a ferry or water shuttle landing and a kayak launch. The project proponent proposes to site the waterfront park at an existing 3,000-foot-long concrete wharf that was constructed prior to the Commission’s establishment. This is the Board’s first pre-application review of the proposed project. In light of its proposed reuse as a waterfront park, BCDC seeks the Board’s advice on the engineering safety criteria of the existing wharf.  For further information, please contact Rafael Montes at 415/352-3670 or
  4. Board Discussion: Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) Martinez Bridge Replacement Project (BCDC) Permit Application No. M2016.008.00
    UPRR is proposing to replace a two-span, timber stringer trestle bridge, with a three-span, pre-stressed concrete slab bridge, in the City of Hercules, Contra Costa County. The bridge spans Refugio Creek adjacent to San Pablo Bay, serving as freight and passenger rail line linking the San Francisco Bay area to Sacramento and other Central Valley locations.

    The UPRR railroad and associated bridges are considered critical infrastructure for the Bay area, due to their economic and public safety significance. The subject of the ECRB’s review are the bridge’s engineering safety criteria including considerations of seismic and flooding and its resilience to sea level rise. For more information, please contact Rafael Montes at 415/352-3670 or

  5. Adjournment

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