January 22, 2018 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. Approval of Draft Minutes for December 11, 2017 Meeting
  3. Briefing on the "San Francisco Blue Greenway Restoration and Revegetation Guidelines for Contaminated and Impacted Areas"
    The Design Review Board and the Port of San Francisco’s Waterfront Design Advisory Committee will receive a briefing by Peter Brastow, Senior Environmental Scientist at the City of San Francisco’s Department of the Environment on the recently published SF Blue Greenway Restoration and Revegetation Guidelines for Contaminated and Impacted Areas. The document is available for download here: https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/sfe_ej_bluegreenwayguidebook_final_102417.pdf
    The Board, Committee, and the public will be given time to ask questions about the Guidelines.
    (Andrea Gaffney) [415/352-3643; andrea.gaffney@bcdc.ca.gov]

  4. Alcatraz Island Embarkation at Piers 31, 31 ½, and 33, City and County of San Francisco and Joint Review with Port of San Francisco WDAC (Forth Pre-Application Review)
    The Design Review Board and the Port of San Francisco’s Waterfront Design Advisory Committee will hold their forth pre-application review of the proposal by National Parks Service, Port of San Francisco, and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for a redesigned ferry terminal to service Alcatraz Island and other points at Piers 31, 31 ½, and 33, on the northeast San Francisco waterfront. The proposed project would create three berths to expand ferry service, reconfigure and redesign the embarkation area at Pier 31 ½, create a public plaza, and rehabilitate and reuse portions of the Piers 31 and 33 bulkhead and shed buildings. (Ethan Lavine) [415/352-3618; ethan.lavine@bcdc.ca.gov]
    Narrative responses to BCDC and WDAC comment

  5. Alameda Shipways Project at 1100-1250 Marina Village Parkway, City and County of Alameda (First Pre-Application Review)
    The Design Review Board will hold their first pre-application review of the proposal by Steelwave Acquisitions, LLC and the City of Alameda to construct a multi-unit residential development and waterfront park. The project would involve demolishing the all existing shipway wharf structures and constructing a 329-unit residential development consisting of four buildings, ranging from four stories to six-stories in height. The project includes an approximately 2.4-acre waterfront park for public access and approximately 0.8 acres of auxiliary public access paths to connect the park to Marina Village Parkway including a Bay trail extension. (Erik Buehmann) [415/352-3645; erik.buehmann@bcdc.ca.gov]

  6. Adjournment

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