April 5, 2021 Design Review Board Meeting Audio Transcripts
Andrea Gaffney: So I think we can call the meeting to order.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Is an entry or i'll call it to order shortly if Tom misses the roll call, we can come back and add him in when he joins so.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: So let's start the meeting, and I want to say, good evening to everyone and welcome to this virtual BC DC design review board meeting.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: My name is Cindy McCann and the Chair of the DC DC design review board and our first order of business is to call the role and so board members, please unmute yourselves to respond and then mute yourself again after responding so Andrea could you go ahead and call the raw.
Andrea Gaffney: hey i'm.
Andrea Gaffney: Sure just into McCann prison vice chair Gary string.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: As a.
Andrea Gaffney: board member Kristen hall.
Andrea Gaffney: she's President he's giving me the thumbs up.
Andrea Gaffney: board member Stephen pellegrini.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: was a.
Andrea Gaffney: Great board member Andrew ball from.
Andrea Gaffney: And we're waiting on Tom leader, but people come when he gets here yeah.
Andrea Gaffney: Movement, we will announce announce him when he gets here, so we have five board members current.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay well Andrea, thank you for calling the role and since we have a quorum President, we are now Julie constituted to conduct business so let's get on with it.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: So thank you everyone, especially the public for taking the time to join our online meeting you really appreciate this and.
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Jacinta McCann, Chair: Ashley is i'll be CDC and Ashley obesity see staff are acting as host for the meeting behind the scenes doing quite a lot to ensure that the technology moves the meeting forward smoothly and consistently.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: So thank you Ashley and please be patient with us if it's needed, we all know how technology can go astray sometimes.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And now the board Secretary will provide a staff update over to us Andrea.
Andrea Gaffney: Thanks JEREMY can, and I was trying to get my control set and I kept advancing the slides so I apologize for that.
Andrea Gaffney: So, first of all my update i'm want to start off in the memory of am halston she was the commission's vice chair.
Andrea Gaffney: She passed away recently and she was just a gracious advocate for public access and often spoke of the value of the design review board.
Andrea Gaffney: and on our website, we have shared her obituary from the San Francisco Chronicle and attribute from the spur the San Francisco planning and urban research and Karen would you like to say any words on this.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: yeah Andrea I will add a couple of things i'm sure everyone on the call heard of and at some point or another, but she was a 15 year.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: deputy chair of the bcc board, amongst many other prominent roles in the Bay area and she had a deep love for the bay and she had a deep love for.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: All of the work that the CDC does and committed so much of her life to it.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: I really think there's a physical footprint that we see around the bay and in the various cities that are directly responsible to ed's tireless work on policy.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: and bringing people together in to resolve issues she had a unique skill at doing this.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: So she's really going to be missed she was a great advocate for the design review board and she would often say to me how much you value the work that the staff and and the board does so.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: we're really missing and it's, I think, important that we recognize her at the meeting, so thank you, Andrea for that.
Andrea Gaffney: Thanks and the photo here is a township comments in brooklyn based in Park, and I think and would be thrilled to see the success, but this park is already enjoying.
Andrea Gaffney: it's the first waterfront park have a master plan development, it was built over an existing maritime industrial Wharf and the markets, been met with rave reviews and is the newest popular destination for roller skaters on the waterfront just sort of a fun fact.
Andrea Gaffney: My next update not so fun, but.
Andrea Gaffney: duly necessary is form 700 so board members I don't know if you've all completed it or not, but please do it was due April 1 and there may be a fine levied if it's not completed soon, so I hope you take care of that soon, but you.
Andrea Gaffney: Other updates so Dr B regulation is underway.
Andrea Gaffney: The changes to the board that we have previously discussed about board alternates and term limits are have already been discussed in a public hearing at the Commission, and are scheduled for a Commission vote in early May.
Andrea Gaffney: i'll update you again after the Commission vote and give you a timeline for implementation at that point.
Andrea Gaffney: Since our last meeting in December, we have had some staffing changes and regulatory division.
Andrea Gaffney: ethan the vine has returned from his contract tracing assignment to re staff his entire storyline development permit team with new analysts with him to meet in the coming months as they bring projects to for you.
Andrea Gaffney: you're a Jew it and Eric beeman or to permit staff who have accepted positions in agencies planning division, and so this will be your last design reward meeting as a permit analyst.
Andrea Gaffney: We wish her well and planning and we're glad that she's staying in the Agency so.
Andrea Gaffney: Next is.
Andrea Gaffney: As a reminder, due to budget constraints, we are no longer producing meeting minutes for the design review board.
Andrea Gaffney: The meeting audio will be posted to the website shortly after the meeting, along with a zoom auto generated transcript and we will put together a summary for the project proponents that will also be in the permit file, but there will no be there will no longer be meeting minutes.
Andrea Gaffney: and
Andrea Gaffney: Next up is the Commission has published.
Andrea Gaffney: A draft of its climate change policy guidance, you can review this guidance by downloading it from our website and we are accepting public comment on it until the Commission meeting.
Andrea Gaffney: With a public hearing on April 15, and this is giving stakeholders guidance on how to interpret and apply our policy, our climate change policies.
Andrea Gaffney: On January 21, the Commission approved permits for three projects to have which the border view in the past alameda point phase one waterfront park.
Andrea Gaffney: which is already under construction and any base and open space and 700 and US mixed use development.
Andrea Gaffney: Those were the two that the border viewed, and then the third one that the Commission permitted was the San Francisco shoreline resilience project at her and said Park, which is just across the basin from India India base and development.
Andrea Gaffney: So all the last of my updates is about.
Andrea Gaffney: sort of a fun interactive zoom event not that we want to spend any more time on zoom but.
Andrea Gaffney: The former chair of care and all schuler sent this on to me and I thought I would pass this on to board members in the public.
Andrea Gaffney: it's called Bay trail confidential, it is a monthly zoom program that spots spotlights locations along the bay trio, the next program is on Wednesday April 7.
Andrea Gaffney: And they will be visiting the town about viso and the ballpark in San Francisco I thought that was appropriate since we're talking about ballparks tonight, and you can find links on the website.
Andrea Gaffney: Which is, if you Google Bay trail confidential you'll be able to find.
Andrea Gaffney: The right links so.
Andrea Gaffney: Just thought that might be a fun thing to engage people in the Bay trail.
Andrea Gaffney: So, in a pending darby meeting news staff is working with the port of San Francisco on the development of their waterfront resilience design guidelines, I believe.
Andrea Gaffney: board member Andrew law firm is also working on this and we are planning a joint meeting of the Board and the ports waterfront design advisory committee to review the guidelines.
Andrea Gaffney: The meeting will be scheduled separately from our plans meeting schedule and it will likely take place in May or June and we'll give you more updates on that, as we know, further details.
Andrea Gaffney: Other upcoming tentative agenda items include a master plan update for middle harbor shoreline park in oakland and a briefing on the bay adopt program that the planning stuff has been working on.
Andrea Gaffney: So my last update is a question for the board.
Andrea Gaffney: This month you received digital copies of the staff report and exhibits.
Andrea Gaffney: And only digital copies in the past you've received paper and digital copies in 2019 I asked the board if you wanted to consider.
Andrea Gaffney: If you wanted to continue receiving paper packets, and at that point in time, the answer was yes.
Andrea Gaffney: Since then, you know the Board has changed our reality has changed, so I would like to ask in like do is there still value in receiving the paper packets, or do you want to just switch to a digital.
Andrea Gaffney: package.
Andrea Gaffney: And with that I will ask you to answer that question and then I can answer any other questions for you, from the update.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Andrea just on this question of digital packages or not just thinking of the best way we do this, can we just do a hand raise maybe just to who would be happy with digital packages from now.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Who would prefer to have.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: don't feel pressure anyone.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: would prefer to have packages.
Its burden on staff.
Andrea Gaffney: Is that Tom.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: And we can't hear you very well.
Tom Leader, Board Member: yeah that's me.
Tom Leader, Board Member: don't worry I don't I don't need a paperback.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And you can I suggest, I suggest we try to say the next three months, and then check in again and see.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: It but yeah I think it's a great goal to be going digital if we can cope with it.
Andrea Gaffney: The Commission does it so that's That was why I asked back in 2019 is because the Commission was switching.
Andrea Gaffney: So okay yeah we'll give it a try and i'll check back in with you and, a few months ago.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: He told your camera is a little needs a small adjustment to get on to your face.
Tom Leader, Board Member: Oh just my forehead turn.
Tom Leader, Board Member: Okay, thank you.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Andrea just before we leave your report and thank you for that I want to go back to to two points on that just some staffing.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: I want to say welcome back to ethan and in reading through the Minutes from the first review of this project, I can see how much.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: How much ethan contributed to that review and so really excited to see you back ethan, thank you for coming back and Yuri and Eric very best wishes with your.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Moves to planning, etc, etc, so we have such a terrific staff here, you will do great work and then I want to comment, also on the Minutes and.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: I just want to say, I feel, but this meeting is a publicly constituted meeting and I.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: I don't think it's appropriate to rely on zoom transcript or a.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: recorded.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: version of the meeting I don't think that does justice to the needs of the meeting, and I am really concerned that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: The efficiency and the effectiveness of the board's ability to review on product to provide meaningful reviews.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: for projects that require multiple reviews will go down and that's fairly common for us to review projects that a period of you know months in between so.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: i'm really concerned about this, I don't know if brands on the call but brand I I think this is something that needs review, I.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Just don't feel comfortable in a meeting of this nature with the responsibilities board has to rely on those other forms of documentation of the meeting so Andrew could I ask that you and brad look into this and get back to us with a solution.
Tom Leader, Board Member: yeah I think others of us concur as well.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: So on to the next item.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Here, which is why nearly everyone has joined this meeting and that's to review the oakland athletics ballpark and mixed use development in oakland so will now begin our review on agenda item three it's the second review of this project and, as a reminder.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Tom you were with me at the first review, but everyone else on the Board was not at that first preview so so we'll be putting.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: A lot of emphasis on making in the Board has committed to making sure that they reviewed all of the previous documents to catch up.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: So I want to remind you have the project review order will start with the staff introduction will move to next will be the project proposal proponent presentation.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: will have board clarifying questions after that comment all is that, then the board discussion in summary.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And then, an opportunity for the project proponent response every response and then we'll close the meeting and so with that i'd like to pass to Uri who will introduce the project so over to you Yuri.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Thank you, Chairman can before present the staff introduction, I would like to remind the project team and staff to please turn on your video when you are speaking or answering questions.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: And when you're not actively engaged with the board, please turn off your video so that we minimize the distractions on screen and now.
share my screen.
Andrea Gaffney: Here Yuri your audio is going in and out.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Okay, thank you, let me just pull the speaker a little closer.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: alrighty Can you see that are we okay.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Good.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: So, good evening chair McCann and design review board members tonight will be the board second review of the oakland athletics ballpark and mixed use development project at Howard terminal the first review occurred on October 7 2019.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: So let's start off with quick geography lesson how our terminal is in the east Bay within the port of oakland in alameda county.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: directly to the east of the Howard terminal site is jack London square neighborhood that includes pedestrian oriented retail dining and entertainment that draws both local and regional visitors to the waterfront.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: West oakland a neighborhood that has a long history of environmental impact report activities encompasses the area north of the project site, the railroad and interstate 80 corridor are significant infrastructure systems that segment the waterfront from downtown oakland.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: here's another area that gets us a little closer you can see the ferry terminal directly to the east of the site schnitzler steel, to the West, and also the inner harbor turning basin and alameda landing just across the way.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: So much of the site is former thailand's that were filled over time, where various Wharf expansion projects occurred, including the development of peers at grove and market streets.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Following the establishment of the Commission in 1965 these peers were demolished and a larger field area was created to establish a war for water oriented use and to provide for necessary port facilities.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: This led to the footprint of how our terminal we see today and is why a portion of the terminal remains in the conditions they jurisdiction.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: In 2014 the port stopped using our terminal as an active port birth and shifted the site usage to its current function, providing space for ancillary operations.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Now let's take a closer look at the Wharf and talk about the resiliency of the existing site.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: You will learn more about how the project proponents plan to raise the site and some of their proposed adaptation strategies in the upcoming presentation.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: But we want to show you here that existing grade the MID century projections for mean higher high water or 24 inches shows vulnerability at the Wharf edge.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: again at the existing site, this is what we see during a 100 year storm at mid century or mean higher high water at the end of the century, you can see that much of the infrastructure adjacent to the site will experience significant flooding.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Another vulnerability for the site has been identified through BC DCS recently developed Community mapping tool, the mapping tool measures existing conditions related to neighborhood access to the waterfront.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Due to the industrial nature of the area population data within or directly adjacent to our terminal measured low numbers of households, and so this in biology has no color.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: However, in nearby neighborhoods such as chinatown and West oakland the highest and high social vulnerability was identified as indicated by the darker grace and biology.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Some of the environmental indicators used to establish these categories include.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Low income renters non US citizens residents without a vehicle persons with a disability communities of color persons 65 and over living alone.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Limited English proficiency without a high school degree and severely housing costs for it and.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: The City of oakland is currently engaged in a robust Community benefits agreement to address these concerns and representatives for this effort are here this evening to provide an update and answer any questions.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: So PCT sees also updating and support plan to include current cargo forecasts.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: ensure consistency with updated day plan policies related to environmental justice and sea level rise and to address land use change requests from the ports.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: One such land use change was initiated by the project proponents to request the removal of the port priorities designation from our terminal so that a baseball stadium and mixed use development could occur on the site.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: To be clear, the approval of the amendment would not automatically approve the proposal development as the removal of the port priority use designation is one necessary step for the proposed project to move forward.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: In fact, there are many steps that need to be taken to move the project forward.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: We are midway through the 60 day public comment period for the city of oakland strapped environmental impact report for the project during this period, a series of public hearings and briefings are taking place, including your review this evening.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Next, the city will respond to the public, comments and finalize the er as well as secure many other related and use entitlements and the port of oakland would also have to finalize various real estate agreements in permits.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: And finally, at the State level, the project is required to seek approval from the Department of toxic substances control state lands Commission and, of course, the reason why we are here this evening, a major permit from the Commission will be required.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: So another administrative layer to the project includes assembly bill 1191, which was signed by governor governor new some in October 2019.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: This legislation authorizes the CDC to grant a major permit for those aspects of the project that live within the CDC jurisdiction Notwithstanding certain policies associated associated with batesville.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: and finding that the project is consistent with the bay plan, as well as additional criteria outlined on page three of the staff report.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: This evening, and so receiving the Boards advice and recommendations are sought regarding the design of the proposed project and as public access, please indicate hold on.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Please indicate and areas of concern where you'd like staff to consider further board review.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: As a project develops, for the sake of clarity, staff suggests that comments be provided separately, for the following distinct components of the proposal.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: The overall development of the ballpark in Phase one and the two possible scenarios for phase two the baseline scenario and the maritime scenario and the er alternatives and various will also be presented this evening.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Staff recommends the board frame the discussion around the public access objectives found in the commission's public access design guidelines.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: And then, additionally, the potential impact for sea level rise in the public access areas should also be considered for the discussion this evening, and I think with that I will stop and see if there's any questions.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Are there any questions for staff before we move on to the design presentation.
Andrea Gaffney: doesn't look like it.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: Okay, so then i'm going to pass the zoom torch then on today Cabo from the oakland athletics.
Yuri Jewett, BCDC: And he will provide an introduction and Richard Kennedy from James corner field operations and Leon Ross from shark ingles group will be giving the design presentation this evening, thank you very much.
David Kaval: Uri.
David Kaval: Uri Thank you so much really appreciate the great introduction and overview of the project, as well as the process in terms, where we are working through the approvals both of the city.
David Kaval: And at the State level, so we have a very exciting project at the waterfront a really dynamic way to bring a's baseball to jack London Square.
David Kaval: and take an area that has not been used for almost eight years and repurpose it in a positive way and we want to share with you today for the second time.
David Kaval: On the latest design on the shoreline the ballpark and the entire project, and we have really an esteemed group of designers both Richard Kennedy and his team from field operations, as well as Leon.
David Kaval: Russa and his team from Dr K angles group to present really our vision for our project at the waterfront.
David Kaval: We look forward to your guys input and feedback to ensure that the project is a success not only for the a's and the city, but also the state and the interests of BC DC.
David Kaval: So i'm going to turn it over to Richard who's going to give the presentation and we look forward to your input and a positive meeting, thank you.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Excellent Thank you Dave and Yuri for the introduction.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: hello to all the board members, it is great to see you all again, even in this unique format, and I suspect the next time we meet it might all be in person once again.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: We have structured this presentation to be both an overview for a few board members who may not have been at the prior meeting.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: As well as the presentation of product updates the work that's happened since we last present to all of you, and then lastly components of a product that have been studied alternatives and variants relative to the reason sequel and er submission.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So i'll start with the site today the site is in the foreground here so that the large open Wharf largely for storage today and see the four container cranes perched on the warfare.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: It sits on the estuary with alameda across the estuary and verizon you have schnitzler steel there on the right hand side Center of the image.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And then jack London square its neighbor to the lower left seen in another way, these two maps show the outline of the site which is roughly 55 acres running from embarcadero west and the capital core door.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: To the inner harbor estuary Jacqueline and Square and clay street on the eastern boundary and students are steel on the West and then it's approximately one third of a mile in length of waterfront Wharf edge 19,000 plus square feet.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: A few interesting things about sites overall development at the end of the 19th century, you can see, this Green Line was where the shoreline existed.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: It was then filled in in part to a key wall in the early part of the 20th century, showing this red dashed line.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And then, in the mid to latter part of the 20th century, the remainder of the site was filled in behind a new request rap wall, so the original key wall back here at the red dashed line.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The new rap rap wall is right, this division between the pink and yellow zones and the right hand map that's effectively the.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: rap rap to you all, and everything from that is an award on piles so that whole yellow zone is built, an overwater effectively.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: These two maps open show the evolution of phil, but they also talked about the trust ownership and the different dividing lines of those boundaries things that have been discussed with bcc staff and state lands over the past many, many months.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: When we first met with you leaders 2019 we have described the time between engagement process that the oh the oakland a's have been developing in the east oakland and West open communities that processes expanded.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: But in a in the format now led by the city and what's called the cva process or the Community benefits agreement process.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And the city is leading an effort organized around a series of topical cohorts as they're called so different topics related to the overall development, infrastructure, housing, jobs, etc.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Where feedback is gathered and refined with those groups, the city is now and reviewing all of the recommendations that have come from what has been a 15 month process with vic the Community.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: As assessing those conclusions and recommendations and beginning to refine them and so as the work goes on, and as the sequel process continues we'll have more specificity to report on that.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The prior project at its conceptual level was vision here, and this was the design, as presented to you in the prior instance the circular ballpark pushed far east as closest Declan as possible in order to make it a kind of welcoming.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: marker at the entrance to the site, the low points in the ballpark it's signature architectural new where the rooftop dips down and creates a large open window into the field of play was aligned with jack London and then of course it's circular rooftop public park.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: That flanks the perimeter since that time, the party has been developing in a variety of ways, and as you'll see one of the main revisions, is that the rooftop has been rotated.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Where the low part now dips to the south east, so that it creates a great vantage to the estuary and they see how that move has benefits from for the ballpark experience but also how the public realm engages with the ballpark and the waterfront as well.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So the four major adjustments that occur in the periods blue I saw you are the ballpark has been rotated towards the base with the selfies.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: we've created as a result we've created a more expansive public viewing area where the public can view into the field of play at all times.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: we've incorporated the existing firehouse to the to the arrival near jack London as an existing condition now integrated into the project.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And lastly, as a result of adjusting making all of these micro adjustments across the whole master plan we've elaborated on the waterfront Park, to make it more green and more diverse.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: It was the original plan shown to you about over over a year ago now, since then, revised in a variety of ways, and as many of you know.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: You know when products like this at the scale there's many different iterations that come from many different sources and many different scales.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And we've tried to absorb all the revisions, while still creating a product that is cohesive, integrated and has interconnected pedestrian ways.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: we're inspired by the icon of open the oak tree with its branching network and we developed the ground planning of the new waterfronts to have similar degree of interconnectivity.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And connection so not unlike the branching network of the oak tree now played out as a pedestrian network of pathways boardwalks ramps terraces etc all now developed into a cohesive and and hopefully intuitive network of connection.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: You know, and as you'll see in the images this the network is more of a framework of design, where the materials can be quite different and varied.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Across the project ending where they are, but it's just a means of integrating the components to make sure they all work together in grades levels programming and uses.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And so you'll see as we walk through it, that the overall product has been refined in many ways, with the the waterfront park just becoming more and more enhanced and diversified.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And will speak to about the waterfront park in the second half of the presentation and i'll ask now Leon at speak to other aspects of the master plan and the ballpark.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Well, thanks, Richard good afternoon everyone and great to see many of you again and Leon Ross from big we are the architects and master planners for the ballpark in the ballpark district.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): And i'm excited to share with you some more detail about the latest improvements that were incorporated into the er and we think the plan is getting better and better, as we address the CDC feedback.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): As well as the input of myriad other stakeholders and neighbors and ultimately delivering to oakland and the bay area another.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Welcoming accessible and active piece of waterfront public space connected to the bay trail I into the to the great city of oakland.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): We want to first highlight some of the the many offside improvements that are that are part of the year plan the master plan design is, as you may remember, intended to be an extension of the existing urban fabric and bringing.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): oakland closer to the waterfront and with it come all of the multimodal connections, such as the the ferry the bay trail the bike lanes.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): sidewalks and buses which connect to the greater neighborhood and to the three closest Bart stations West oakland 12 street downtown and in Lake merritt.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): And to accommodate this will we will we see as a we anticipate as a pretty distributed flow of people, as you can see, on the on the right side.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): We feel all of these different modes are going to help to really filter people in in from all directions.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): will also be leveraging a lot of the existing parking to the north of the tracks and also include railroad.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): safety improvements for for those crossing points and, furthermore, this is the kind of build out plan, but there will be an interim surface parking on the West side of the site in the earlier phases before the full build out.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): On this page etc and other important part of the Urban plan, which are the various street types with with market being the most urban spine there and read.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): which, together with the other north, south district streets continue the existing urban fabric and those sightlines to the water on obstructed and actually kind of open up as they get closer to the water.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): And then the east, west streets are the are what we call the sales, which are, the more intimate streets and they're kind of neighborhood streets that all converge.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): upon the ballpark in this radio fashion and in the signature street of the of the master plan is the circle, as you can see there, which we call athletics way which wraps around the ballpark and leads you towards the water.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): From the land use plan on the left, you can see, in pink the areas of activation which are focused more towards the ballpark and jackman and Square, as well as towards.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): The waterfront really drawing people towards the water, and you can see, in green the open space really tried to push the buildings as far north as possible and concentrate the open space to the maximum extent possible towards the waterfront.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): And you can see, on the right of the diagram of the view quarter, as I spoke of before continuing the existing streets straight to the water in fact they kind of fan open as you get closer and closer to the water also kind of wrapping around the ballpark at the same time.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): This is a conceptual section, which shows how elevated the athletics way, as you can see there next to the ballpark is elevated.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): to conceal the the loading and the service under the under the public realm took it out of view.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): And you can kind of get a sense of the buildings, as well as conceptually an extension of the grandstands extension of the bowl so that the the buildings are kind of participating in the spectacle of the game, as well as the view towards.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): The view towards the water and some diagrams and the bottom there show the main design feature of the ballpark, of course, which is the the rooftop park which dips down towards the water and can be accessible also on non game days, both by stair and by elevator.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): One of the biggest design changes recently that Richard touched upon was is the new orientation of the ballpark So this is the previous condition that you're looking at.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Before, and while leaving the the ballpark it's or the field itself, where it is we rotated the entire roof, and the the saddle basically or the dip point.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): And maybe you can see a better, as you flip back and forth to to turn more towards the water and also towards these historic shipping cranes, which are spectacle on their own.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): And this also allowed quite most significantly, for the the public viewing area behind to be expanded and connected to the water.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): And another thing that it did is actually incorporated the the solid portion that's necessary behind the picture better alignment it's called the batter's I.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): into the cradle of the ballpark right now you're seeing it in a position, but a retractable matters I rather than having it sitting in this kind of most climactic moment of.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): The saddle we feel it's a great improvement on the overall urban experience, as well as the the ballpark experience which actually went from 44% to 74% overall water views from.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): From the seats and actually 100% of the upper tier seats, the second and third tier seats now have views of the water.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Another design improvement for for the ballpark is this signature roof that was wrapping around used to be above the third tier of seating or we did was we lowered that park down to merge with that third tier.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): thereby lowering the overall bulk and presence of the ballpark and also, we think it really adds to the experience and makes those upper tier seats very, very desirable and very unique in their offering by allowing you to connect directly to this amazing ring park.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): i'm up there there's actually quite a lot of width you know, of course, you have great views of the game into the waterfront but also pockets of space tucked in really kind of this.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Almost surreal environment up in the sky this these pockets of park scape that rings around the ballpark.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): And you can imagine walking around this ring and get.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Absolutely 360 degree quite literally panoramic views as you walk around and, of course, culminating in the waterfront views.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Another major improvement has been to the public viewing area which before was tucked under one of the roof planes coming down to the dip.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): With this new rotation we've been able to expand that viewing area to this very generous area between the ballpark and the waterfront if you go to the next slide Richard you get a sense of this pretty.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): amazing this is pretty much the best view in in the master planet think where you can sit on this little elevated area and look into the field of play.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Those of you who went to uc Berkeley may know of what is affectionately known as tightwad hill where students can take a sneak peek into the game.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): for free, so this is kind of a you could call it an homage to that or a twin to that where the public can actually get a nice view into the field of play just behind Center field.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): So.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Use some more diagram showing different access scenarios, so the vehicular access is focused on the areas west of market street, as you can see in the top left diagram.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): And to accommodate this hundred foot vehicular restrictions zone around the ballpark these in the hatch blue and Gray.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): The block surrounding the ballpark is actually for pedestrians only to create a safe zone around the ballpark both for game and non game days and on the right, you can see, the security zone that would be very end game days basically that athletics way ring would be secure for ticketed.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Ticket holders on game days, but you can see how, on the bottom left it still retains fluid access for the public around the ballpark and access to the bay trail.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Even on game days and on the bottom right you'll see on a non game day scenario, the way that the public will be able to access the roof obviously from the dip point that we just talked about but also from two elevators that will take you directly to the top of the roof.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): So, as you can see a lot of thought and feedback has gone into what looks like a very simple and elegant plan for oakland's new ballpark district.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): And to kind of walk through each of these moments and street life and and waterfront areas i'll hand it back over to Richard.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Thanks Liam and so as the i'm just suggesting the simple move of rotating the dip in the rooftop has had ripple impacts across the whole project.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: That led to a variety of we think great improvements and so we're going to do now walk through across the whole project and and talk through various adjustments, as well as other other improvements and considerations.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: This is a view of the clay street arrival so clay street and Jacqueline street are behind us now, the fire station will be retained.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Or you can see we're seeing it as part of the entourage of the ballpark district, and in many ways a part of the gateway experience, where we're tailgating might be might begin, even with a bespoke fire truck they're shown in the far.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: far left corner.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: From this vantage and you can see, this and the plans as well, there are two routes around the fire station.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: One hugs the waterfront edge and continues along the edge of the Wharf there, so an easy quick access to stay on the water.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And the other that meanders and directs you right to the ballpark entry that this view is taken from.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And this ladder view is generous and wide it's meant to accommodate you know the full pedestrian crowd come to the games.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: it's flanked by trees to create that frame entry view that meanders around the fire station, but then puts you right on access to the main entry point of the ballpark.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And you can see, as the view meanders around the district unfolds, the cranes there on the left and the Marina the ballpark and it's shaping unfolding, as you as you approach and the whole design of the ballpark is meant to to give you a lot of ways of.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: entering and circulating around the ballpark You see, at the very Center, this is an open picture window where Leon was pointing out the scoreboard sorry the.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The batter's I will drop down during ball ball play, but otherwise can remain open, so you still have that on access view with athletic way into the field of play, we can see the activity.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Of the crowd and beyond, and to the left hand side, you can see the arching crown of the ballpark rooftop park going it's accessible at ticketed.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Visitors during game day but accessible to the public on game day and the waterfront beyond.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And then on the right hand side athletics, we continues around to various entry ways to the ballpark as well as other concessions.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Retail and then spaces for the new development and, as I was describing athletics way does slope up, it has a slope walkway up in order to get to that incline on the far Western side to.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: How servicing and access its own as shallow as possible, so it really does feel, just like sloping walkway it's not it's not a ramp and it's below 5%.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: But in a number of adjustments have been made to to make this feel comfortable and accommodating accommodating and social and furnished terraces for seeding and spaces, that people watch the activity happening around the ballpark gardens and shade trees to soften the overall development.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: As the as athletics way turns around to it's very northern point if there's an intersection with mlk or mlk.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Next, into the project, and this will be the main bicycle and pedestrian link from downtown so we'll enter this is also one of the view quarters from downtown towards the ballpark.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So it's framed as an arrival area it's generous lot of space for for gathering congregation and vista building beyond the hopes of adapting that for uses that support the vibrancy of the district.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The other main corridor and connection to downtown is market street, as I was describing this is the main vehicular connection and entry point.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: it's also a main corridor for viewing towards the bay and you can see the impact of that the widening of the new quarter towards the day.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: As where the aperture is quite is quite generous and we framed one of the one of the existing cranes in that horizon as a way to mark the day edge and draw people towards the towards the water's edge.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: there's also a series of pedestrian connections that link into those east, west streets or the east, west streets of the district terminate at the ballpark.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: there's a series of pistachios and as we're describing them, and these are where the grade is also mitigated between relative existing to to be elevated athletics waiting.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: For all the pedestrian potatoes there's a meandering sloping walkway feathers through the area, flanked on either side by by staircases for for quicker passage and we're trying to make them as green as possible again to soften your role district.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: There are two of the sales, that are the regular, this is in part of servicing connections for the adjacent development blocks.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: are primarily to service the ballpark for all of their access and servicing needs without creating obstructions to the pedestrian environment around its way in the ballpark and then a ramp walkway would flank one side generously dimension, so it can accommodate lots of people.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: At the crown of aes way and the terminus of those presale lines, we have a Plaza which is really the high point of athletics way.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: where you can actually see through the facade of a ballpark into the ballpark itself and, and we really see this as being.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The centerpiece of the tailgating experience, not unlike how championship Plaza works, the Coliseum today with food, music and activity pregame.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: But also there's exposure now to a dramatic view of the bay and as athletics way curves around the Western face of the ballpark the open horizon Bay over alameda is visible.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And so we've really tried to shape a beautiful overlook here that that really makes that procession dramatic but also beautiful.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And that point was right, right here, where my cursor is kind of terminus on the southwest corner of the ballpark with the great panorama of the waterfront park in the foreground.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The estuary inner harbor and Bay beyond.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: will now walk.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: counter clockwise rather along the waterfront and talk about the evolution of those spaces.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So now we have athletics play behind us in the ballpark to our right, this is an area that south east corner of the Pier that we really see as a major part of the public space network ballpark is beyond, you can see the crowning of an earth work that is that.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: bleacher area for the public view into the ballpark so it's built up in order to create enough elevation that you can get a great amount of spectator and viewing.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Over the over the field of play until the action, but it also serves to create a separation of visual separation to so that the park and function, whether there's a game there or not.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: and allows us, for a variety of of of experiences that all meeting be dominated by the ballgame.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So open lawns for flexible flexible uses picnic areas picnicking and barbecuing is one of the things we've heard or most desired from our discussions with the public and just continuous access on the entire water's edge.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: We are hoping to intending to retain the existing cranes, and while we think there are sculptures in their own rights and could have beautiful nighttime lighting to mark the water's edge of space below them is really powerful there's their scale is is.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Is is really dramatic and and and inspiring and so we tried to make a special place underneath each of them in this instance we're making a large a beach condition which is effectively a large public sandbox.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: But leveraging the fact that open does enjoy.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Beautiful warm days in the summer and fall and a lot, a lot of blue sky blue sky days.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: as well, and so, making the most of that as a feature that we hope draw people from all over, not just in open, but from across the bay and all around.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: it's designed with with bleachers that are place to sit and lay out of town, but where it's it's also a part of the sea level rise adaptation where we've modified the section along the way.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: To create longer term protection and resiliency but also greater viewing places so there's lots of places to perch above the action look out across the the action, but also the horizon.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So you'll see a few sections in the presentation to talk through some of those details, this is a section through all appear park with the ballpark beyond to zoom in here the beach below the one of the cranes a continuous Bay trail.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The shelf for the sand beach kind of a sand tub in many ways the bleachers allow for the build up of typography that gives people then that overhead view.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: out to the water on the backside and we have peer park is relatively gently sloping and flatten many ways open park.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: But it does slope towards the northern end to create additional space for spectators to look out in the action of ricky Plaza when game days are happening and so it's the reverse function of creating a sense of seclusion and separation for the park to stand on zoom.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: At the narrowest point where the ballpark gets to the water's edge and it's about 100 feet and see a section in the Second, we have the Wharf edge here and the ballpark.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: With athletics way slightly raised as it's gradually sloping up from pure park to that Western side.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And we're just taking advantage of those elevation changes to create some gardening and greening but also spectators spaces, this will become a great place to people watch to see the scene, see the activity of the inner harbor and the growth and changes of alameda.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: But also just the way, whether an environment change out in the estuary and you can see how the pathways are continuous and extend all around.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: This is another view, looking back, we were just standing here where my cursor is and the far right.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The overlook here at the Center left at the top of athletics way looking out over the waterfront park.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And you can see how the gardens of the overlook are designed to be quite a special and unique feature.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: there's not many ballparks arena or stadium that can boast of a great horticultural frontage and splay that's a great way to mediate degrades and create little Seton pockets offer well.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And then open, flexible park spaces as well.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: In between two of the cranes we're hoping to create one of the great flexible public park tied to cultural amenities, this is one of the parcels that has flexible development.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: concept, where trust related uses can actually support heart function and create drawl and destination for the public, but also the activity leveraging the great views and drama of the cranes.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: A few sections to show additional detail.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: You have the bay trail here running continuously and a series of great changes and elevation will increases to allow for sea level rise adaptation over time.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: As your he was describing the site is resilient to for about 50 year horizon for about 2017 because the work was built relatively recently.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: In order to create resiliency for development parcels beyond the century, the bulk of the site is being lifted up to be resilient above and the century and only the waterfront itself.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: will have that horizon the 50 year horizon, after which adaptation hunters may be developed, for example, adaptation of the guardrail to make that more and.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: more opaque and more of a barrier or other soft scape adjustments, could it could be adapted in the larger green park spaces.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: But overall, trying to create resiliency for the bulk of the developments and more from are using topographic means some soft scape some seating features and retaining elements that become social functions of the park.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Another space below the crane in this case, an oak and ginko grow so strange tree forms, creating a more botanical space again with with picnicking.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Just because of its primacy and the feedback we've been hearing giving giving it a you know, a special place in the waterfront and make these spaces active all year.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And one of the prior discussions that we had an last meeting with you is how to ensure that people will come, all the way to the western song.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And the Western most parcel as part of the waterfront isn't vision as a cultural facility that we anticipate we'll have a great interaction between indoors and outdoors.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: and become that programmatic draw brings people all the way down to the western end and really bookends the project, the ballpark on the East and the cultural facility on the West.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And as the product moves towards the West and towards us more industrial neighbor the product itself becomes more informal more rustic hated.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And even more naturalized and the western part which is really the Western buffer edge of the development is sculpted to be a bit more wild.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: possibly even incorporating and local arts program not unlike the opening bold of the Berkeley Marina waterfront that are quite unique and specific spaces.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: That are unique charm in space.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: waterfront network so that's the overall development there's a few then variations and I realized then i'll move through these very quickly.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: By Yuri introduced this concept of the maritime reservation scenario, there is.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: presenting the full build out of the project, but there is a scenario, the port is reserving the possibility that this inner harbor will become the area of attorney base in the future.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And that will be decided over the over a 10 year horizon and so we're showing the Attorney based in scenario here Susan offers effectively have generated the possible site boundary being shifted inward.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Over the next 10 years and in that case we've developed an alternative master plan build out where the first phase everything from market street East is identical, but then market street West gets adapted.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And we recognize that it's a different site configuration and so the plan development and parks basis have also adapted.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: For the most part, everything east of market street has has been retained so pure power.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Prominent spaces harbor beach and picnic groves and so on, but there's been a series of other adjustments to just because of the changing footprint and mentioning.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: In some cases, particularly adjacent to parcel the waterfront does get narrowed and the last one time we were together, we had a discussion around.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: This being a much more urban waterfronts not unlike the waterfront that's shaping in Toronto, where tall residential and commercial towers are being developed the warfare.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So different but possibly more intensive and more of a prominent environment we're still trying to make something of it to make it still a great and special draw.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Still, adapting it for sea level rise and to build it up for end of century resiliency building up topography, also for social functions and we do we do anticipate that in the event that the port takes this scenario.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The fact that this base and will be a place where these large container ships will.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Turn will be a draw it will be a reason people want to cannot hear and see the ships, they are really powerful and so we have shaped the park to create these pavilions for viewing.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Reviewing that action, as well as any other Community types activity and performances, because this draw these big container ships being out there, doing turning in front of your eyes is really mesmerizing.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And something not to be discounted even with the configuration.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: changes that result, so we have these two scenarios the baseline on the on the left and the maritime on the right.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: In both instances, the entire Western portion of the site west of market would be near term interim parking and tailgating spaces for the ballpark practice development.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And in both scenarios, we have relatively equal proportions of open space about a third of the overall project site dedicated to the public realm.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Lastly, and very quickly the project has.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: A series of variants and alternatives that are being studied largely a part of sequel, by definition, the variance are those.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: elements, the party that proposed by the athletics that may or may not be implemented, depending on feasibility.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Product alternatives are a part of the sequel process as required to demonstrate variation and alternative possibilities so they're not necessarily posed by the a's are studied as part of sequel and by bison city and city council is is now reviewing those options part of the Dir process.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The two variants are the possibility of modifying the district building, which is that building a Jason to mlk Plaza shortening it's like you can see this in elevation.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: To allow for greater destiny connection between the district and and the ballpark and then, including than greater connection between the industry yard and.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Stop or pause there sorry ricky Plaza in the entry to the ballpark the second variant would be the gondola connection from the Convention Center at 10 street to Jacqueline square adding to the ability to bring as many pedestrians to the ballpark as quickly as possible.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: A series of alternatives, one of them is a great separation entryway that would connect from blustery.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Over the capital border and embarcadero away and drop down into the site, this is a way to just increase the safety and efficiency of vehicular entry into the project.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And the second is a density alternative so baseline scenario, with a low density scenario on the left the maritime scenario low density on the right.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Another alternative is an alternative site location, so instead of a ballpark at how a terminal a new ballpark at the Coliseum site.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And then, of course, is a no project alternative where the site would effectively remain parts current functions and use.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And lastly, a few rendering showing the.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The overall bulk developments in its maximum form in various vantage points so from mountain view cemetery in the oakland hills looking out.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: To downtown the horizon from water street fire station to the right from Martin Luther King way where you'd arrive at the ballpark in that industry and and bicycle entry way, and then, of course, from across the bay and the bay bridge.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So, thank you very much, thanks for your time we had a lot share thanks for the extra time to walk through it all now, I look forward to answering any of your questions.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay, well, thank you, Richard and Leon.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: excellent presentation we covered a lot of ground there so just, I just wanted to jump in for a minute before we move into the.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Questions clarifying questions just a reminder that kind of try and target about 20 minutes for this section just to keep things moving.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And a quick reminder of in the first project review some of the areas that we spent quite a lot of time on and the previous minutes Intel these and they're also covered in the appendix, but the jurisdictional issues were covered in detail.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Climate change adaptation and resilience to sea level rise was discussed in some detail obviously issues there to discuss further.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: clarification of the bistro side was was covered clarification of brief top park access was covered in some detail and wildlife compatibility was clarified it in the appendix of course it's also tied to being discussed again as each building coming forward for for further review.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: So I just and then meeting the conditions for a be a be 1191 and I think one of the things that was quite important that we covered associated with that was that the.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: We want to make sure that board still holds up to the criteria that are critical to what we want to see at the at the waterfront.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Quite you're a little different to the criteria that are in a be living it so there really is a privilege to develop this site and to be Jason to water so have to keep that in perspective so with that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: let's just go to hand raising and questions clarifying questions you'd like to kick up and.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: hi, thank you for an excellent presentation, I have to sort of semi related questions both related to kind of security.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: So i'm looking at a diagram on page it's page 17 in the board packet it's a game day security and at the narrowest point along the bay trail there's.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: It looks like there's the ballpark and then there's a set of steps and then there's the bay trail, and they chose the.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: athletics way within the secure zone so i'm curious like what, how will that secured zone be accomplished, because then the renderings I didn't see like any fencing or anything i'm just curious about like.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: I, my concern is really about the narrowness that that, at least on the overall site plan of that part that's left over, and curious about how the that secured zone would be accomplished there.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And before before we answer that how is the best way to do this, should we continue to share screen in toggle back to different slides it's not useful board.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: I think that's useful because you can show that slide that shows the game day security zone, and I can make sure we're talking about the exact.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: yeah great.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: can make sure you're understanding exact location.
David Kaval: yeah I would pull it up Richard yeah I think it's good to do.
Andrea Gaffney: Richard if you could use the exhibits that might be easier for the board members, if you have it accessible.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: and
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: yeah.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: I will try to do that simultaneously to.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: This i'll share this is the presentation will share and i'll dig up the exhibits on.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Top the top right is the one they exhibit so i'm talking about sort of role that part where the bay trail the narrower is part.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: And then there was a set of depth in look like and then just curious about the edge of that securities on what is that what's that feeling and character could be.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So the orange zone is what is the ticketed zone and the blurred area here with the hatch is that public even zone where we have the earth work and the view.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: bleachers and the dividing line and the actual detail of how the bulk of the Orange line along athletics way as detail that's still something we're working through and.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: How that's going to be, you know.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: staffed is still an ongoing discussion, but the intent is that the hill here is is is public.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And whether or not.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: there's a kind of a guard on left left and right or, then the north and south, letting letting a certain quantity of people in still tbd.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: it's not unlike how the current Oracle park opening you know you, you get a certain amount of time that you can view into that into that into the window.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And then you know people shuffle in we've solved some of that congestion by having just a really generous and large scale space where many, many people can can enjoy it, but how we staff it and with any physical barriers for the edge we're still still still working.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: So further along where the bay trail goes I guess the area that i'm most interested in is that little narrow pinch point kind of at the bottom at the southern part here yeah.
Veronica Rivera_fO: there's a great change between and one of the views kind of showed the terraces adjacent to the waterfront so there's 45 feet between the edge of the waterfront and those terraces and that would remain open.
Veronica Rivera_fO: And we're kind of leveraging that great change and the strip of ranchers where you see kind of the line of trees there to embed the security.
Veronica Rivera_fO: fence along that incorporating it into the design, while keeping plenty of space along the waterfront itself open to the public, even on things okay.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: And thank you for that, and then a second question actually goes to the bottom diagram that you have on the screen on non game days when you're on the rooftop part.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Is the edge of the stadium going to be accessible it looked like in your views you have this great connection between the top tier of seats in the park but imagine that.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: When the park is open to the public that are you going to have fencing along the stadium that you can't see you can't go into the stadium.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So that's it's a great question and it's.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Similar to to.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: To the to the other, which is, you know how do we create.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: set of rules and parameters are we enforcing them, or are there and it's it's implied or their physical physical barriers and gates and things and we're still talking with the operations team about how to best do that.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And you know whether there's a portion of the stairs that are that are are open, you know in non game days or if that area is is gated and our signage you know explain that it's closed.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: that's still still tbd.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: But we want to avoid you know any any large scale permanent permanent bears and either instance.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Right okay that's all the questions I had them.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: Just Center we have Christian and then Gary.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: question.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: You can you guys hear me yeah.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: My questions were about access, I was wondering where is the parking and how are you imagining people are you have the diagram that shows people coming from various Bart stations and my understanding is West oakland is the closest.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: How are you imagining people the kind of experience of market street is there any intervention happening beyond the site to make improvements for.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: freeway underpasses and kind of a pedestrian network around the area because it's quite unsafe right now.
firstname.lastname@example.org: So this is no rosen with the a's I can take that question, if no one else was about to answer I can't see everyone on my screen so sorry if I cut someone off um.
email@example.com: So so two questions there the parking in the end that pedestrian access, so the parking strategy generally can be described as as sort of two two prongs one limiting parking on site for the ballpark.
firstname.lastname@example.org: And to leveraging existing parking structures in Jacqueline and square in downtown avoiding the need to build new ones that we you know don't have to so in the first phase, Richard if you could go to that phase diagram.
email@example.com: I presume the question is about ballpark parking but all I guess, we can talk about all of it so in the first phase, when the site is built out east of market street parking would be located on the surface yeah 62 there Richard thanks.
firstname.lastname@example.org: To support the ballpark the building's themselves the mixed use development would have parking integrated into the buildings to serve those uses, while the ballpark would rely on that.
email@example.com: area west of market street for surface parking up to 3500 spaces on site for the ballpark in Phase one for reference the Coliseum today has about 10,000 parking spaces so significant reduction on site there.
firstname.lastname@example.org: Over time, as the site is built out the parking would be reduced to 2000 installs dedicated for the ballpark use on site and that that would also be integrating into build a structured structured parking on site and so that's the park in any any follow up questions on that.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: just wondering where on the site that would be if you know that these the structured parking for the ballpark.
email@example.com: We haven't determined that yet it would be within one of the development blocks that you see in the concept plan.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: And then, as for as for the pedestrian.
firstname.lastname@example.org: Improvements to the site, the.
email@example.com: The draft Dir that is currently circulating for public review details the significant off site improvements that are envisioned for the project.
firstname.lastname@example.org: multimodal improvements to each of the three Bart stations Leon mentioned West oakland 12 street in Lake merritt, and so the pedestrian improvements.
email@example.com: would include.
firstname.lastname@example.org: ensuring effective with and removal of tripping hazards to the to those three Bart stations, making sure that.
email@example.com: The site is accessible, you know, in a safe way for fans on game days and and everybody every day.
firstname.lastname@example.org: One one thing we're considering that is more of a programmatic solution less of an infrastructure improvement, would be the closure of Washington street on particularly large game or event days.
email@example.com: Washington is located one block east of broadway um.
firstname.lastname@example.org: I don't think.
email@example.com: we're on these.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: ones over here.
firstname.lastname@example.org: yeah just just off the edge of the plans there.
email@example.com: And that that strategy would give the whole right of way to.
firstname.lastname@example.org: Pedestrians and cyclists to get up and down the city to you know to and from the site.
email@example.com: So that I think that's a summary of the of the pedestrian improvements.
firstname.lastname@example.org: But that's just a subset of the larger suite of transportation improvements that would come with the project off site.
email@example.com: You know bike lanes on seventh street and mlk and elsewhere, fixing sidewalk gaps throughout Jacqueline and Square and adding bus only lanes on broadway to name some of the highlights.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay, I think next up is um.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: let's see.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: krista stefan's up I think yeah.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: And I think Gary actually had his hand up first but I don't want to jump the line.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Stephen after you.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Thanks Gary.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: I think this has been clarified by the last question, but I just was hoping that you could.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: describe the.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: The Bay trail connections.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: And if they actually shift between proposals.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: between what sort of being proposed on site and the connections to the existing alignment along third street.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: And I was just curious if you could just focus on that piece of connectivity and just sort of walk us through that very briefly.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: tour i'll take this because I can use the cursor to.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: pull things out, but no liana everything can, please do and so Jacqueline and waterfront here in the Bay trail on waterfront as well as the bay trail here along embarcadero embarcadero way.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Existing conditions we're connecting in to the water street linkage and bringing the bay trail all the way around the ballpark and then connecting to the Wharf edge.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: we're also creating as I was saying, a continuous path access along the work there's more than one way to effectively circulate but we're doesn't need the bay trail here around so that the main public way crosses through and has that great visibility to the ballpark.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Within circulating around the ballpark in two ways or around the district in two ways one is up market street and then connecting into mlk where mlk then has a safe.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Investment in bicycle crossing built into the design and it's been a lot of discussion about how to do that safely and where to do it, and all parties have concluded that mlk is the most appropriate place.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: we're also in order, just to have increased the connectivity in circulation, to the public areas of the project.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: We are designated make sure we continue along the waterfront up through western part that more naturalized area showing.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And then along the one of the sales just link back up it's just more dedicated session linkages similarly we're having a dozen any connection from Jefferson.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So that if you're just trying to get through the site to get to West oakland bark say through the bay trail, you can connect through Jefferson and then cross it mlk.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And link this is second street and so off site improvements on Martin Luther King on second and then link to the third street connection to the West oakland park there so.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The clear the clear description is a loop around the ballpark connecting into mlk and water street, but those these other routes to allow for some choices and options to both get further into the depth development or to bypass it entirely depending on your choice.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Thank you very much, Richard and that's The only question I have right now.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Gary.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Over to you yeah, thank you for this really great presentation it's super clear and thorough and we all, really, really appreciate that.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: wanted to ask a question about the turning basin um you know Those are two such different scenarios and i'm just curious if you could.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Tell us anything else about the decision making process for that um I believe he said it took would take place over a 10 year period so it'd be a long time before we would know which one of these is the destination scheme.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: I can speak about it and then know if there's any more detail and not lose.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The report has you know in go stations with the a's and the and the city.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Has about the 10 year horizon for which they have to make the decision of whether or not they're going to use the site for turning basin.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: As part of their overall plan they're looking at a few alternatives, and this is one of them, where the ships can turn and other side is out in the open, open bay.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: But, but this one is they want to maintain flexibility because don't know how the world is going to change.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: In the coming years, and so they have 10 years effectively and then after 10 years.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: it's the product is proceeding as if it's going to be developed along the baseline scenario.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And so the way the party has developed, is that the first phase is going to take all of that time before we build out all that 10 year time frame.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So that's why the scenarios are the first phase is identical in either case, it would build out, you know going east to west towards market street.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And then, after 10 years either we're still building out phase one phase one components, or the product continues to.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: build westward in either scenario, the full build out or the maritime condition and and so we've been discussing with step, but how this would be.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: would be permitted given, given the change and that's that's a larger discussion, but generally that's the rubric is report is not able to make a determination as to where the best places for this, this is one of the options and then negotiated 10 years to do so.
firstname.lastname@example.org: So yeah maybe thanks Richard maybe a few more clarifying points on it, it started out as 10 years time passes quickly it's it's actually now down to about a.
email@example.com: Those 10 years from when we signed a term sheet, so that the clock has.
firstname.lastname@example.org: started ticking on that on that decade and the.
email@example.com: Poor has already begun work with the army corps to undertake that the feasibility study of this location and several others as Richard mentioned.
firstname.lastname@example.org: So it would be you know, a separate project entirely from from the one proposed to the expansion of the training days, and if the.
email@example.com: Poor preseason in this location, it will have its own environmental review process and its own permitting process obviously affects the build out of the site, but the implementation of that turning base and expansion would would be sort of our separate paths.
firstname.lastname@example.org: As to the design, you know, because this was such an important.
email@example.com: You know thing for for the port that we agreed to in our term sheet with them, they really gave us the line work for that.
firstname.lastname@example.org: That cut that you're seeing on the right hand side of the screen there, and that was sort of just a constraint, we had to work within for that sort of maximum impact scenario and so.
email@example.com: We were you know we it wasn't, I guess, I say that indicate like it wasn't it wasn't a we have the liberty to design this as, as we saw fit right, we had to work within the constraints that were given to us.
firstname.lastname@example.org: And she's still trying to make a project that would would make sense that would work.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: understood Thank you um i'll just leave it at that, if there's more time at the end, I do have more questions, but just so things keep moving along you know my position there.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: Tom has his hand up.
Tom Leader, Board Member: So I realized this is not a mission critical question i'm sure, maybe it's coming later, but i'm still wanting to know about the cranes.
Tom Leader, Board Member: Fundamentally it's part of the question is like, why are they there and.
Tom Leader, Board Member: In response to that will there be some kind of a way for visitors to come to understand what the waterfront culture was that let them lead them to be there.
Tom Leader, Board Member: Some interpretation of some sort that will be significant that when big a place at their base should they have named, should they kind of get merged with baseball culture.
Tom Leader, Board Member: I can imagine that's come later I don't know, but I think support really important what because otherwise he wonder why, why are they there.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And this is the right framing I mean there.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: You know I it's an interesting thing to talk about, because I think many of us here will say they're awesome they're you know.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Just an obvious level, but maybe not forever people people might you know be curious or confused or intimidated right, and so I think an aspect of of storytelling is.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: It you know just add another layer to the project.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: know when I think you can have the artistic layer you know the way it's lit you know and where that lighting has it was demonized through the year.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: You know how it's programmed underneath.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: But the interpretive aspect, I think, is as important to how these were state of the art, you know and how the poor volkmann was at the Center of.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: of you know of innovation and trade could be it could be an interesting storyline is the largest of their kind.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Even the rumor even the rumors and mythologies that may or may not be true about influencing films and all that but yeah I think that's that should be part of it.
Tom Leader, Board Member: it's one place where the public really can come and be right next to them and and be right on the waterfront sees operations going on around them so there's kind of opportunity there that didn't exist before at all.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: yeah we agree.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay, thanks Tom I put my hand up.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Richard, I have a question the background of this question is really human comfort and.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: landscaping and i'm curious about the sunshade patents created on site, and you know how that shifts during the day.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Because we've got a number of tall buildings there, ultimately, and also curious about wind studies, because we've got two buildings there, and you know they could be downdraft significant downtown so just curious about the status on those two studies.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And I think those are important considerations for.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: You know how all of the public ground will will be shaved and design and features will be developed and how planting planting be arranged.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Both for the ground plane and parks and streets, but also the rooftop Park, which is you know purchase elevated and, in some ways, more exposed to the elements and and so we've had wind studies as part of the overall project and we've been adapting.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Accordingly, and the.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: conflict through some renderings but just to use this one as a.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: As a quick note and part of our idea of bringing streets through and these radio formats, as well as creating these perpendicular arrangements of planting was to create a visual when.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Physical windbreaks with planting and typography so the Western park is building up with earthwork and mounting and an evergreen tree forums to create win protection for this Western waterfront.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: myrtle street as it continues has has a topographic garden with with.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: With with evergreen plantings to create a protected front of cheer.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And so they were kind of alternating openness with topographic typography and ben's tree planting to create those micro climates where these open park spaces are protected from what is really a strong Western the.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Wind.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: and similarly in the rooftop we have clemmer clumping and make sure we have division sold that for.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: evergreen trees to create pockets of wind protection adjacent to those circular activity activity rooms and we're also working with.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Big and the team to in the way the facade has developed to also have that extend upward to provide some when protection for people who are seated in the park as well.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And in terms of in terms of sun, I mean, I think the waterfront park itself is quite exposed fully exposed to the south and.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: East so great morning and afternoon sun.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And you know the winds do typically pick up in the in the afternoons here, and I think that's where we are adding that protection further towards the West and that Western sun and and the one of the one of the improvement, I think Leon touched on it.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: But one of the adjustments between this state of a plan and the prior was at the ballpark has been reduced significantly we've taken out a floor effectively.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Where instead of the roof top part being a roof over the third concourse it now is the third concourse and and that's lowered it by as much as I believe 20 seats, I have to.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: esteem, to verify that the overall effect is made means that the ballpark as much shorter relative to athletics way now and so it's not as tall as it's not as.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Not as much of a height variation but also doesn't cast as much shade throughout the year.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So it's more sun on the on the Western side eastern side and then for parts of the year and day, even down into likes way itself.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: So it's as the plan evolves where we've been adapting and but certainly more more study more detail more analysis to do.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): You can also add that.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Part of the design guidelines were working on will ensure enough setback and sky exposure plan to lead like down to the streets and also make sure they're not blocking each other's sunlight.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): and also the the density that they are compared to the maximum envelope is actually quite low so.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): You know you will never take up too much of that site and allow the light to reach the ground.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): I mentioned those streets opening up towards the water, those are great for the views looking South but actually it also allows the sun to penetrate deeper into.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): The site, as the sun swings from east to west and also regarding the wind, we have the preliminary wind analysis does show that those.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Western buildings do great job of actually protecting the rest of the site from the prevailing Western wins and that's also why the ballpark is oriented in the way that it does as well to.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): to shield from the prevailing winds and allow a comfortable pedestrian public experience on the east of the site.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: The Thank you.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Gary there are you know we could take a couple more minutes or Kristen I see your hand up I can't see everyone's on screen here does anyone else have their hands up.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: But let's just go back to Gary I think Gary.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: We take another question from you.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: yeah um I guess i'm so many things i'd love to talk about um the the height limits that are listed as possibility, there are up to 600 feet.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: And is it, I think I i'm not sure if I got it right between maybe 400 feet, maybe 600 feet so that's a pretty big jump.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: wonder if you could just talk about that, and then I was also curious about in the turning based on scheme versus the base scheme, what is the difference in the number of overall units.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: They would be built.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: For each of the two schemes.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The and you want to take that an answer you speak about the how the overall massing has been developed to be centered.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): yeah so we we definitely wanted to create the high point in the Center of the site and away from the waterfront as well again kind of part of the.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Overall master plan massing was intend to feel as if it's an extension of the bowl of the ballpark so kind of continuing to rise up behind the ballpark.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): But then coming back down towards the water and then coming back down towards the West as well, towards the views of San Francisco and also coming back down to the north.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): towards the context of of oakland so it's really kind of a you can think of it as a pyramid in the in the overall heights culminating in that 600 foot Max power of a block 11 and the lower scenario is simply just a different potential.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Financial scenario, or how the market may be when when this gets built out.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Acknowledging that we still you know, want to do a full.
Leon Rost (BIG Architects): Urban experience of build out the street walls, but it may depending on the the economic circumstances may not yield towers as maximum height.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Was that clear Gary that the height or tapering towards the block between market and myrtle here they taper up.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: yeah and taper taper back down in all directions and so that.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: got it okay.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: yeah, thank you for clarifying.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: That wasn't clear if 600 was in in all schemes awesome areas, it sounds like it is that would be one tower to 600.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: If for the turning base and how many fewer units, do you think there would be because i'm just the open space gets smaller obviously so i'm just curious how many units, who would be serving compared to the.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: First game show the scheme.
email@example.com: This is no I can take that question, Richard I apologize, is for not having my video on i'm having some bandwidth issues here at home um the.
firstname.lastname@example.org: The project in both scenarios would be approved for the same ultimate build out up to 3000 units In both instances, that's what's being studied in the draft Dr.
email@example.com: However, the maritime reservation scenario would of course require a denser build out than the baseline scenario, if there's you know less development acreage.
firstname.lastname@example.org: And so, whether or not the project would achieve the full project build out, I think you know sort of what remains to be seen and would be linked to you know the market and and demand in the city.
email@example.com: So does that does that answer your question Gary.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Yes, perfect Thank you.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay i'm.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Just mindful of time here, I can see we've got two more hands up Kristen just one more question if you've got one let's see if we can get through it.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: yeah just a quick one.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: On the exhibit i'm just not clear on what the land uses for block eight it's looks like it has a weight on it, whereas the other blocks have land uses identified.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: A parcel parcel at both sorry all three parcels, seven, eight and 16 in the baseline scenario and parcel seven and the maritime scenario, are all trust consistent uses right, which has a limited range of applicable programs for those for those buildings.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: parcel eight is envisioned as a park serving pavilion of some kind of a pavilion that would activate the park in some way and offering food or some function that.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: adds to the entertainment and arts programming of the waterfront and so, whereas seven and 16 are our.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: larger and more significant buildings, there are 250 foot Max and Max respectively.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Eight is seen as a much smaller scale facility that's park in public serving.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: And that's what's that's what's distinctive to render distinctly relative to six sorry 1617.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: If I can just enter just one more question, it is the promenade and the maritime reservations and I also contemplated, at the same 14 foot elevation as the rest of the waterfront on the baseline scenario.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: and
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: it's it's currently shown that when I believe.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Market Is that correct yeah we're still showing it at 14 elevation 14.
Veronica Rivera_fO: And 14.
Veronica Rivera_fO: But ultimately the design of that Wall would be.
Veronica Rivera_fO: Port driven right their needs, their engineering and we would be responding to that obviously the phase one because it's up 14 we would have to an independent of their needs.
Veronica Rivera_fO: slope back down and that connection at the end of market and hence we assume they would keep it up routine but potentially if the poor decides that.
Veronica Rivera_fO: The wave action or any other item drives that that wall needs to be higher, we would we would know that once they once they design it right now we're kind of.
Veronica Rivera_fO: Keeping true to what they've given us, but we were not in control of the design of ultimately of that of that new seawall under the maritime scenario.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Thank you, we would.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: likely be is would be dropping everything on top of the seawall but not the seawater.
Veronica Rivera_fO: Exactly you see what would be designed by the Court.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay let's do a final question from Andrew and before we go to public comment Andrew do you have a question final question, I saw your hand up.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Andrew are you there.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: Andrew appears to have dropped off.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay okay well with that I think we'll close out in I don't want to cut off obviously we've got a lot of discussion coming up, so I I don't want to count off.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: You know, further.
Andrew Wolfram: Areas of Oh, I can.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Sorry, is that.
Andrea Gaffney: He I just added him back on.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Oh sorry my.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: My this is Andrew my power just dropped off.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: So um can you hear me now.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Yes, entry, if you got to find a question.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: I do have a really quick question i'm just cure, I just want to confirm that on I think it's on slide 17 there's an image that shows the.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: During game days vehicular circulation and I want to confirm that on non game days that the areas that are shown without any cars, do not have cars it's I think on slide slide 17 and just because there is no.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: There was no image, there was no plan that showed non game day the Hippo circulation, as clearly as this one.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: So just wanted.
Veronica Rivera_fO: atlantic's way athletics way remains pedestrian non game they end game day.
Veronica Rivera_fO: Okay, so that is the vehicle or access remains the same, independent of there being again.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Great so like around building 16 and sort of south of the line that's just north of building 16 that's all pedestrian there's no vehicle.
Veronica Rivera_fO: that's all national exactly exactly, but the only and the way the reason we highlighted it the only kind of caveat of everything.
Veronica Rivera_fO: Is the market basically being but as a pedestrian only is those.
Veronica Rivera_fO: The access between six and seven, and between five and four, which is the service access under athletics way to service the the ballpark right everything's hitting them under there to open the ground level for for pedestrian on me okay.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Thank you.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Veronica very quick follow up on that emergency vehicle access, can you just or whoever's got a cursor just trace how that runs.
Veronica Rivera_fO: So athletics way emergency vehicle access can loop around all the next way we've accounted for a 20 foot lane around the full loop.
Veronica Rivera_fO: And also allowing a 26 foot pad in front of each development path basically kind of each building gets its own wider pad for for fire access.
Veronica Rivera_fO: In addition to that, there is a connection along East Am I got it embarcadero sorry alone and Meta data that connects you from Jefferson to mlk and obviously all of the streets within the district allow for fire access as well.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Just to be sure that on plan efflux way can fool loop from athletics way to water street is EPA.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: there's also.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: The opportunity to pull off of athletics way and and there's no new.
Veronica Rivera_fO: Yes, sorry i'm gonna have to copy there because that that access cannot happen, because we would have to retrofit the word, but we did want to make sure to achieve.
Veronica Rivera_fO: Easy access east to west south of the of the train lines right So if you take place street and you connect south of the place played.
Veronica Rivera_fO: South of the of the train lines basically north of this drum power right there exactly that's your second connection east, west.
Veronica Rivera_fO: For Ada access, so you have the loop around the whole ballpark and then that connection connects the district, to the existing fire station.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay, thank you.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Alright well look with that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: will go to public comment.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: Okay cheryl walton you are i'm going to call on you, you will have three minutes to speak, please state your name and affiliation, for the record.
Andrea Gaffney: And then, if you're on a phone, you need to press.
Andrea Gaffney: star nine.
Sheryl Walton: i'm unmute muted right now can.
Sheryl Walton: Can you hear me.
Andrea Gaffney: Yes.
Sheryl Walton: Okay, thank you, so I would like to say, good evening to all the board members and to others who are on the call the architects and what have you presentation, the architects presentation was very informative and I worked in architectural.
Sheryl Walton: firms in the past, so I understood, most of it.
Sheryl Walton: But what I would I was thinking about us because you know all of this is so beautiful and it your renderings are great and what have you.
Sheryl Walton: But what I thought about was you know, this is very close to the very the House and the West oakland low income neighborhood is right there.
Sheryl Walton: So I was thinking about it, I said wow I wonder if, since this, you can see, into the field to play, and all this kind of stuff wonder folks are down there playing their music and the cultural thing is going on, what do you plan to do about that.
Sheryl Walton: You know, and if it's disturbing the game, you know, since it's so close and so well done in terms of your renderings but tonight i'm i'm talking about also how disappointed I am.
Sheryl Walton: At the a's and i'm an East oakland neighbor resident like I said, a very active one, and this is all about self determination and we in East oakland neighborhoods have suffered.
Sheryl Walton: Under cycles of neglect and broken promises and gentrification and displacement and the a's haven't even thought to include the East oakland community in their plans for some of the most valuable public land in our city which is at the Coliseum.
Sheryl Walton: And about a few years ago, four years ago.
Sheryl Walton: We had a legitimate Community proposal was completed by the oakland planning department and a result of that process prioritize a state of the art sports and entertainment district in the current Coliseum.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: cheryl you have one minute left.
Sheryl Walton: Thank you, and so i'm just saying.
Sheryl Walton: straight up.
Sheryl Walton: That.
Sheryl Walton: The having the oakland a's remain at the current site with additional housing and commercial activity will create economic opportunities in a community that needs and deserves the benefits that are redeveloped world class stadium with brain.
Sheryl Walton: It will revitalize the sports legacy in a long neglected, but the serving community of East oakland.
Sheryl Walton: that's it.
Sheryl Walton: Thank you.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: Eric Sally i'm going to unmute you now you have three minutes to speak, please state your name and affiliation, for the record.
Eric Selya: Hello i'm Sorry, I think I found the right button good can you hear me now.
Eric Selya: Yes, Okay, thank you hi Eric cell yeah I am.
Eric Selya: I work for a for a company in emeryville we.
Eric Selya: it's a food company, and I am the Vice President of engineering and manufacturing, we have a staff that lives throughout the East bay and many of our employees called oakland home, I am.
Eric Selya: Calling in tonight to.
Eric Selya: To to show some support of the project and and wanted to share some some comments.
Eric Selya: In it, strategic plan the bcc identified several goals and objectives that are consistent with the proposals proposed project.
Eric Selya: The first vc vc aims to enhance the base unique contributions to the bay area and enable its communities to flourish.
Eric Selya: The a's project proposes the creation of 18 acres of new regional quality open space which provides public access to oakland waterfront for oakland and the region as a whole.
Eric Selya: The second one BC BC also aims to increase the base natural and build communities resilience to rising sea level, the project will make a significant infrastructure infrastructure investment in the sea level resilient strategies.
Eric Selya: Third BC DC also aims to pay special attention to environmental justice across the region.
Eric Selya: Currently resonance of oakland, particularly those living in West oakland cannot enjoy full advantage of the city's waterfront.
Eric Selya: This is in stark contrast to San Francisco which is replaced industrial areas with generous public open spaces on its waterfront and these projects project represents an opportunity to address and correct this inequality.
Eric Selya: The project is also proposing to turn an underutilized urban industrial site into a sustainable development that will include not only the ballpark but over 17 acres of public parks and open space for the people of oakland who who do not currently have access to the waterfront.
Eric Selya: And the new ballpark is also a model of green design, sustainable development and environmental justice reform.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: Eric you have one minute left.
Eric Selya: Okay that's i'm i'm done with my comments, thank you for the time, and thank you for the thoughtful questions and the presentation tonight.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: Gabriella jimenez i'm gonna unmute you now you have three minutes to speak.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: Okay, moving on Evelyn Lee i'm going to unmute you now you have three minutes to talk.
EVELYN LEE: hello, this is Evelyn Lee can you hear me.
EVELYN LEE: Yes, okay great.
EVELYN LEE: on behalf of 12 community groups, I sent him a letter.
EVELYN LEE: To the board this morning.
EVELYN LEE: summarizing the community's desire for a fishing Pier, we believe that a fishing Pier is needed to make the project consistent with BC DC public access policies.
EVELYN LEE: As updated to equitably address the historic lack of access to the bay and it's recreational benefits experienced by the socially vulnerable communities who reside adjacent to the Howard terminal project.
EVELYN LEE: Early in the presentation your staff produced a map that showed chinatown to be a high social vulnerability neighborhood and West oakland to be a highest social vulnerability neighbor.
EVELYN LEE: You know much there a third of the site is dedicated to open space, and it would provide very attractive public access but.
EVELYN LEE: The massing of public access at the shoreline has resulted in grouping the tallest structures on embarcadero and those structures.
EVELYN LEE: act as a barrier against neighborhood access to the water, if you take a close look at both the baseline and the maritime reservation scenarios, you will see that building 10 which is on embarcadero West is indeed 600 feet tall.
EVELYN LEE: So the BC DC policies allow public access to be satisfied by appreciation of the base setting such as by views, but the BC DC should not pass up this once in a lifetime opportunity to provide disadvantaged communities with interactive public access to the bay.
EVELYN LEE: As I said, 13 Community Members have signed letter and the people are from both West oakland and chinatown and I would say 10 out of the people.
EVELYN LEE: are actual participants in the Howard terminal Community benefits agreement process, so this is this my presentation today is an attempt to bridge the equity seeking process of the city of oakland and your equity seeking process here at BC BC.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: So.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: You have one minute break.
EVELYN LEE: Excuse me.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: You have one minute left.
EVELYN LEE: Okay um let's see so i'm.
EVELYN LEE: Fishing Pier is would provide a recreational opportunity for interviews at this point we depend on volunteers, such as the Sierra Club to provide interactive.
EVELYN LEE: Opportunities appear would be a permanent opportunity, and it would also become an actor anchor for the communities and an uplift place where people could gather and appreciate the bay somebody mentioned that the San Francisco waterfront development has opened up the bay, to the public.
EVELYN LEE: Let me point out that the waterfront development includes peers that allow for fishing.
EVELYN LEE: So I hope that the design review board find space in this very ambitious project for a Community centered fishing Pier.
EVELYN LEE: That would transcend the access that is built into the design for fee paying guests, this is, we would really appreciate a Community centered form of interactive access to the bay.
EVELYN LEE: Please read our letter, please be aware of the community groups and individuals who have who have find the letter in support of this fishing Pier.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: Rita look i'm going to unmute you now you have three minutes to speak.
Andrea Gaffney: Actually, sorry this is Andrea I want to just say something Evelyn we I forwarded the comment letter that you sent this morning to the board members so they've received the letter and it will be part of the record.
EVELYN LEE: Thanks very much.
Andrea Gaffney: Sorry Rita.
Rita Look: This is Rita look, can you hear me.
Andrea Gaffney: yep.
Rita Look: um I well evening everybody and and thanks for the.
Rita Look: Great presentation i've lived in West oakland for almost 20 years and 20 years.
Rita Look: and
Rita Look: I.
Rita Look: do have concerns, I with this plan i'm.
Rita Look: kristin brought up a great question about parking um you know that that's one of my concerns.
Rita Look: I.
Rita Look: we've had in over the years i've lived here the concerns been the the pollution, where West oakland is completely surrounded by freeways every free way on on game day or event date would be.
Rita Look: i'm fairly sure a parking lot surrounding West oakland on cars coming from other places um first of all, the the plan that the age show of people walking in or bicycling in.
Rita Look: or taking a bus in what ferry is pretty obvious but but they magically come from somewhere and just you know they show an arrow people are coming from somewhere and.
Rita Look: Are they and if they're walking from the Bart stations that's that's one thing, but.
Rita Look: I believe that a lot of people don't have access to Bart all that easily they've made parking at the Bart stations much tougher all the time.
Rita Look: People drive look at on game day at the current Coliseum how many people fill those that parking lot.
Rita Look: It is jam packed you've got to perfect freeway exits right there you've got a Bart station that drops you off right there next to the Coliseum it can't be a more perfect setup for getting people in and out of an area quickly.
Rita Look: This this site has none of that there's not a direct freeway exit to the site and first of all, the a's I believe should take a little bit more responsibility for parking.
Rita Look: area you.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: have one minute left.
Rita Look: And for congestion around, and I was part of the cva on the transportation and and we really don't have.
Rita Look: An enforcement or or we evaluation at periodic intervals, as far as if this turns into massive traffic jams, there are these little concessions that they made with maybe some extra bus routes or something.
Rita Look: You know the gondola idea i'm not sure that's going to happen on the a's have said that themselves.
Rita Look: And I just don't see how they're going to get people into the site it'll just and there's no there's no reevaluation who's responsible for this, these issues when they when there's problems.
Rita Look: Basically, West oakland will be the the parking lot or the surrounding areas will be there, the oakland a's parking lot and first of all, this is a working quarter we.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: we've hit three minutes okay.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: Now me shift i'm going to allow you to talk now you have three minutes to speak.
Naomi Schiff: there's quite a time lag on the unmute isn't there Naomi shift the first part of these remarks are on behalf of oakland heritage Alliance, I am on the board.
Naomi Schiff: And I would just like to say yeah we hope there's no gondola because the root of the gondola is down Washington street, which is a national register of historic district.
Naomi Schiff: And really shouldn't be turned into the Disneyland of of oakland we don't want that gondola on that route, if you want to build a gondola you got to put it somewhere else.
Naomi Schiff: And it doesn't move enough people to alleviate the problems that the previous speaker has addressed, secondly we're very interested in the reuse of the old power plant.
Naomi Schiff: And are concerned that it shouldn't be demolished, but also that as much of it, as can be preserved, should be preserved.
Naomi Schiff: The history of the waterfront does not start with the cranes, the history of the waterfront starts in 1850 to 170 years ago next year with the founding of oakland and the theft of its waterfront.
Naomi Schiff: By a character from the State of New York.
Naomi Schiff: And so Horace carpinteria is not somebody that we want to honor by replicating any of his morals.
Naomi Schiff: It seems to me that there needs to be considerable oh my gosh and interest in the waterfront history of oakland going all the way back to when this was not Howard terminal but the grove street Pier is quite a lot known about it and.
Naomi Schiff: I think that it was an excellent suggestion to bring up some kind of interpretation of the grains but you might want to extend that into the entire history of the world oakland waterfront which was very important and has largely been wiped out of its historic features.
Naomi Schiff: Can you.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: have one minute left Thank you.
Naomi Schiff: And then, lastly, just to continue on the historic thing and and and think about it for a moment it's not just the turning base and again maritime activity.
Naomi Schiff: waterfront loading the movement of freight and the presence of train lines are also things which are historic uses of this area, and it is not trivial.
Naomi Schiff: To ignore that it seems to me that the maritime use of the site is inherent in its development in some way so that I hope that it will be kind of seriously considered in addressed.
Naomi Schiff: By this board in thinking about the open spaces there and in how the public will use whatever results, I really urge you to think about the the overall interpretation of the site, thank you.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: lynette bocanegra and my dad you know you have three minutes to speak.
A. Luna Bocanegra: Can you hear me.
A. Luna Bocanegra: Okay, great Thank you so good evening everyone, thank you for having this meeting so i'm a resident of the district seven East oakland and.
A. Luna Bocanegra: I have a concern because, at the beginning of the presentation, there was mentioned that they were the group worked with the East oakland and West oakland residents.
A. Luna Bocanegra: When they had this presentation for the proposal of our terminal we were included at the first part of the original proposition or the proposal.
A. Luna Bocanegra: And we were excluded and we excluded for the second part of the conversations with the cva meetings and everything i'm also a Member elected Member of alameda county democratic central committee and also a member of the Sierra club, and as you recall, we had an open letter.
A. Luna Bocanegra: We were not opposed, but we prefer, or we favor that they built an existing Coliseum site infrastructure is already in place their transportation already in place, so we would like for investments to be made at the current existing site.
A. Luna Bocanegra: I do agree that we do need to invest.
A. Luna Bocanegra: At the terminal our terminal, but I think the ballpark would be better served at the existing location in East oakland we have always been left behind, we have not received.
A. Luna Bocanegra: Development and our area we have hardly any investment in our area, and this is a huge opportunity to actually invest and give back to the Community in this in this area, and I also wanted to ask the question about.
A. Luna Bocanegra: In this presentation, there were several buildings original mentioned of affordable housing.
A. Luna Bocanegra: and also the distance between the closest Bart station to this proposed location i'm also concerned for my work we are one of the largest importers of of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars and.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: You know you have one minute left and give.
A. Luna Bocanegra: we've had this conversation in our office of if there if it's not if we are not able to increase our transportation or being able to bring vessels into the port of oakland we see ourselves moving out of oakland and.
A. Luna Bocanegra: Possibly the long beach as a better opportunity for us to grow, because it will impact us and impact the jobs that we bring to the local area we employ several converse majority openers in our facility so I just wanted to also bring better Thank you.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: Mike Jacob i'm going to unmute you now you have three minutes to speak.
MikeJacob: Thank you tammy Ghana members Mike jake with the Pacific merchant shipping association we represent ocean carriers and marine terminal operator tenants at the port of oakland.
MikeJacob: and happy to follow up and thank you for allowing us to speak your last meeting on this topic and in 2019.
MikeJacob: You know there's a couple of things that we'd like to speak to specifically on topic, but with respect to one thing, in particular in the as presentation.
MikeJacob: is present they've all said that this site has not been used for the greater part of last eight years, that is just fundamentally untrue.
MikeJacob: That narrative is offensive, this is a working terminal we don't use the ship to shore cranes under a lease.
MikeJacob: But has everyone is well aware, and everyone to be CDC knows and that's why we're going through a seaport planning process.
MikeJacob: This is an active terminal that has 320 5000 truck moves a year moving in our mobile containers in and out of the port of oakland that's what it's built for that's what it's doing.
MikeJacob: But I think that also reflects back on what you've heard from other commenters this evening, which is their access issues.
MikeJacob: So the irony of the is coming in and talking about how great they access to the site is going to be for the public at this location, without providing full grade separation or fully explaining how they intend to actually have people.
MikeJacob: Access the site faithfully while interacting with our trucks and our industrial traffic that hasn't been explained to us sure as heck hasn't been explained to you hasn't been explained to the public and it's a big problem to talk about anything involving access in that area.
MikeJacob: And then to not include in your.
MikeJacob: grade separations up railroad to you see the public industry, we asked the city to include a fully grade separated alternative in the er, it is not there.
MikeJacob: Even in the presentation this evening, when you guys press them on specifics about access and connections to the bay trail.
MikeJacob: They highlighted going back on third street we had been assured by the ports, a third street would no longer be at the desk free and access.
MikeJacob: Priority because of interactions with the trucks like you have left, thank you, we we expect our volumes to grow by over another 50% in the next 10 years we're allowed to reinvest and continue to grow our business that means more traffic longer trains more trucks, not less.
MikeJacob: We have not had an adequate conversation about how we will be interacting with this project has been fully analyzed me I are.
MikeJacob: And to claim that somehow those are not going to impact accessibility is site it's offensive, so I appreciate you guys holding the meeting, we look forward to Community work with you and your other colleagues at BC DC on this in the car planning process but moving forward.
MikeJacob: Actual accessibility and not just drawing it on a on a plan is really what's most important and most important for maintaining compatibility with your industrial neighbors Thank you.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: Up weighing i'm going to unmute you now you have three minutes to speak.
Evey Hwang: hello, my name is ED long on the Customs broker and I represent the customs brokers borders association in northern California.
Evey Hwang: We will represent users of the port and i'm calling, because we are very concerned about what this plan will do for the future of maritime operations at the seaport.
Evey Hwang: And I wrote down some notes, while and, believe me, the buildings, the Red marines are beautiful I would want such a ballpark.
Evey Hwang: to enjoy and excuse sherry, and all that beautiful, however, the number one issue I have is the ground itself the renderings are for what is above ground but the sea level rise and that it's on phil partial phil.
Evey Hwang: it's been known to liquefy dirt earthquakes and any of that none of that has been addressed and who's going to pay for all of the toxic cleanup underneath the ground.
Evey Hwang: The oakland taxpayers will be stuck with that, and then the My other point was a I have a few other points is the affordable housing that this does not have.
Evey Hwang: For West oakland community and then then there's the whole thing about maritime the turning basin any of that.
Evey Hwang: The turning of the ships is not a spectator sport shiny buildings shiny lights will inhibit the pilots of the ship to turn and any recreational vehicle vessels in the waters.
Evey Hwang: Trying to enjoy whatever they think is fun will actually endanger and it will impact, what will be practical maritime use and what I really think is.
Evey Hwang: Really crazy is the whole infrastructure, who is going to pay for greed separation, protection of pedestrians on the real the fact that it is just right there for real operations are is just not a good place and then.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: We have one minute left.
Evey Hwang: Thank you so much, and the whole thing on game day versus any other day it's not realistic, your the whole wish for building condos luxury multi use and all these amphitheater and everything else it's gorgeous but.
Evey Hwang: 24 seven residents traffic and pedestrians and all of that, for recreational player area in maritime industrial area is just not practical and the whole thing nevermind about traffic parking and all of that is just not practical and this is going to be a death.
Evey Hwang: toll on maritime because all these contracts are being evaluated now, what is the portable clan is going to be reduced to something a Jason to a.
Evey Hwang: field of dreams ballpark not realistic, and please reinvest back in East oakland Thank you.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: bill TAO i'm going to unmute you now you have three minutes to speak.
Bill Dow: There can you hear me now.
Bill Dow: Can you hear me.
Andrea Gaffney: Yes, yes, thank you good.
Bill Dow: Can you hear me now.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Yes, we can.
Bill Dow: Oh good.
Bill Dow: I don't know why I couldn't get into this i'm not very good at this, my name is build out i'm.
Bill Dow: I O w local six Member pension here and member of the northern California district console of the aisle libby you i'm here to speak against the gets married water.
Bill Dow: The port designation project keep it as a port designation i'm sorry i'm kind of screwing myself up here but.
Bill Dow: Anyway, there's there's no reason for for the a's to have to have the waterfront they got a perfectly good space in the school of the build and I, my my thing is, you know what.
Bill Dow: Shipping needs water's edge a ballpark ballpark can be put any place, but the maritime industry you we don't have a lot of space left.
Bill Dow: For for peers and so keep everything we can, because the big ships are coming in ssh got the new cranes for the bigger ships and you're going to have to explain that turn base and.
Bill Dow: And everything else, like that, and if if they can't operate they're going to move so don't endanger the waterfront by letting the a's have that that pure area, thank you very much.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: sandy thrall fall i'm going to unmute you now, and this is the last public speaker.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: sandy will.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: you read.
Sandy Threlfall: This better, can you hear me.
Sandy Threlfall: Oh.
Sandy Threlfall: Sam to thrill for waterfront action, a nonprofit organization that's dedicated to keeping the edge of the water for the public.
Sandy Threlfall: Because it is public trust and one of my questions is based on how I saw in the mapping he's part of this as terminal going to be on piers because you're getting down towards the public trust.
Sandy Threlfall: That wasn't very clear, you did mention the building on the West end that had to be a service that was public trust acceptable, but the public trust is just that it's designed by the state of California.
Sandy Threlfall: For the public for the public and every time we encroach big buildings that people can't see the water they don't know it's there, people are surprised to realize that oakland is a waterfront city, but we are and we're important.
Sandy Threlfall: And there is no transportation to this a stadium.
Sandy Threlfall: bark is not nearby parking is impossible, and we have a stadium that connects to Bart caltrans and buses.
Sandy Threlfall: In addition to a giant parking lot.
Sandy Threlfall: I find it insulting that you would even consider a plan on our waterfront that can be placed in an existing facility that has everything that we need transportation parking and public, thank you very much.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: We have no other public comment.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay, thank you and Thank you everyone for your comments, we really appreciate that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: We will now move to the next agenda item which is the board discussion and advice part of the agenda and.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: What i'd like to do is to just I just want to frame this because we need to keep the so many issues, we want to keep the.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: The feedback and dialogue as focused as we can to provide maximum value in the feedback, but this is the part of the agenda where we can engage with each other, we can build off each other's perspectives.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Will target about 45 minutes for this and we do want to break it up between the four areas so i'll guide the timing, a little bit on this.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: will start by looking at the baseball park development will move to the baseline projects scenario, the maritime reservation scenario, and then the project eir alternatives variance and.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: There may be some redundancy, by the time we get to the following three areas following three items there.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: So I wanted to just set this up, though it's really critical that we provide as focused feedback on the design of the proposed project and public access at this stage of the entitlement project.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And I want to make sure that we pick up the key areas of concern that we have that we want staff to consider in further board reviews or as a staff is working with the project proponents.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And I think at the core of this, we want to be satisfied that the proposed development accomplishes the maximum feasible.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Public access and in the first review, there were some areas that we spent.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Quite a lot of time on and expressed some concerns about I think at the top of the hour, go through the mall but was vulnerability of the bay trail.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: The waterfront park cohesion and programming and we spoke a lot about the eastern part versus the Western section of the park.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: We talked at some length about the the tightest part of the waterfront access to hundred feet with hundred feet wide there's been subsequent communication about the 18 foot with of the waterfront trail and whether this is adequate.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: As far as view corridors bill, we spoke at some length about the Martin Luther King jr way the view cardle down there and I think we should concentrate as well.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: On the market street corridor, as well as the physical improvements off site, we spoke at some length about the hotel side and concerns about access and traffic and saw.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And it's still obviously not a developed site developed proposal yet, and then you know, a very large emphasis, of course, on access.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: To the to the bay and access to the water, which was something that we spoke about at the at the last at the last meeting and.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And we want to keep in mind the seven objectives for public access, which is make public access public and that's the perception and public witness, as well as the real nature real really accomplishing public access.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Making the making the public access usable and maintaining and enhancing the visual access to the Bay in the shoreline.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Enhancing maintaining the visual quality of the bay and the shoreline and the Jason developments.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And then, a lot about connections and continuity before he had a number of questions on that tonight and taking advantage of the bay city and then compatibility with wildlife and, very importantly, the potential impact of future sea level rise so with that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: If we could have an exhibit pulled up for the baseball park development just the the development plan, I think that would be helpful if someone could do that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Maybe Richard could do that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: and
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Richard if that's possible if you could do that that'd be great.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And, in the meantime I we've all got exhibits in front of us as well, so i'd like to start with the baseball park development and.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: we'd like to kick it off with some.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: comments and feedback dialogue between us who'd like to kick off.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: i've got some thoughts that I can sort of begin with i'm.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: Just thinking about that athletics way and how it kind of behaves as a main pedestrian circulation around the site.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: I do have some concerns about just the activation of a ballpark edge as the kind of object in the middle of this highly pedestrianised place and wondering.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: You know what is it really just kind of an object that you're circulating around, and is it really providing much activation for the public realm particularly facing the waterfront on that edge.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: And also sort of wondering if there's too much prominence given to that circulation around the ballpark and not enough to the kind of.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: scale of the waterfront as this kind of you know, one of the things we love about industrial sites is these kind of like massive scale, and you can read the scale.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: Of these large structures and the historic movement patterns and it feels like that is all quite subservient to this kind of you know flowing ring around the ballpark which would be quite active on a game day but on a non game day is.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: I don't know it feels a little too dominant of a movement pattern for what could really be a fantastic waterfront on it on any given day.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: So those are two like my two main concerns.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Kristen you, these are great points, maybe I could just jump in and others, please follow it, but I think one thing that has really helped.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: I think the relationship, the the interface between the.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: stadium and athletic way is the rotation of the of the stadium means that there's a more interesting part of the.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: More activated edge, as you come down Martin Luther King jr way and I think that rotation is very effective, because it seems to me like there's almost a.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: semi you know you have a full circle, there are the full circle of rotation, but and but there's the lower part of you, like the part that is really.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: When I say lower the if you split it into two semi circles, if you like, the lower semi circle it's really the part that I think is so critical critical to you know be well connected to the park in the park you use it so.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: I think there's been an improvement in their refinement of the design, but still take your points what others think about that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Stefan.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: I just wanted to say that i'm just building on that that the.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: The back of house uses that I think will invariably come with the ballpark.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: are facing to kristen's point they're a little bit left exposed.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: And sort of not quite.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: 100% clear how sort of servicing and access would sort of.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: integrate with athletics way access, and so do you think maybe.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: There could be sort of a request for the prioritization of the southern portion to your point.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Just into in terms of maximizing public access in that area and perhaps some thought about the organization and service and access and also what might come with that which.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: portions of blank facade and loading areas and other things that will invariably would need to be sort of tucked into the side to the ballpark.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: And would need to somehow be integrated into the edges of that public route.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: stuff Stefan one one thing that I think the Cross section show is pretty well but, in the first review we talked about the fact that the.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Loading it servicing is is is basically underground because the the greatest lifted up over the top, and so it's it's a it's a fairly, I mean the point of entry and exit.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Obviously you know there's a lot of actual activity around there, but the yes, this, this is the exhibit here, you can see that the loading and servicing is is is quite well concealed I thought that was quite a good solution actually.
I don't know what you think.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: yeah I would agree, I think there's no sort of an additional layer that would emerge as that defined that this gets developed.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: it's not 100% clear, I think, yet where the access to the sub training level is and.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: How that actually functions.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: and to what degree.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: That interacts with the portions of athletics way that are supposed to be sort of transparent and public, but it seems like that would be an important thing to consider as.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: The design of these public spaces emerge.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: And those considerations can be I think you know maintained by staff.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay, you know, there are probably two or three critical areas, we should make sure.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: That covered here, I think one is the.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: The Bay trail and the vulnerability of the vague Bay trail run the agent in the cross sections on market street, you can see, you know how that's incorporated I just I think would sound like to just.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: know just comment on whether you feel comfortable that the current configuration of the bay trail the width the way it's presented in cross sectional.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: representation, with it, whether that's going to achieve the maximum feasible public access that we looking for the trial.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: comment comments from anyone.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: I mean, I can I mean, I think that that part to museums in this see scheme.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: seems actually pretty successful I mean there is quite a lot of public access along the edge.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: I mean they've done something pretty remarkable here, which has taken this gigantic stadium, and by pushing it down and putting the roof on top has kind of you know, made it semi disappear, which is pretty a pretty remarkable feat.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: But it does feel like there's a lot of variety, to the bay trail, and that, because there are multiple routes that you can take.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: That there is quite a lot of public access for the trail itself along the edge and it's quite wide I mean I was a little concerned.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: And that's because that's why I asked some of the questions about the game day access, I mean it is a little.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: It feels like it might be a little pinch because you're really athletics way is closed so you're kind of pushed the only pedestrian roots are really quite a distant way around the ballpark on game day.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: But I think the bay trail, it seems like a pretty successful.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: route, I mean, I guess, and maybe i'll bring this up actually when we talk about the maritime reservation about whether there might be more variety, to the edge condition.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Of the waterfront here we've got this Wharf and it's this hard edge condition and when we talk about the other scheme, maybe there's more variety, to the edge condition of the bay trail.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: It Tom over to you, maybe you could also broaden out into the park and you're you know the the programming was something you spoken some lights on, in the first review what's your opinion of this next.
Tom Leader, Board Member: seen this last time I thought it was pretty good project then and I think they've done a.
Tom Leader, Board Member: thoughtful careful job you know in in answering those questions, and I think there was a it's really great to see the rotation that's huge.
Tom Leader, Board Member: and so forth, so personally I don't have a lot of.
Tom Leader, Board Member: Issues or questions with most of it, but I am concerned about the the waterfront piece itself and you look at the athletic way and it's major major thoroughfare but along the edge along the waterfront feels very secondary and.
Tom Leader, Board Member: I think it needs to be equally significant in the project in terms of the level of development and the interest in it.
Tom Leader, Board Member: The cultural story, the actual with the materials shot to be different from athletic way, so it feels like this is when you come here on it's not game day, this is the the sort of the public waterfront.
Tom Leader, Board Member: And where you come to learn about it, and maybe you could go fishing here, maybe there's even other things that go along with that have nothing to do with baseball but do have to do with with a big kind of.
Tom Leader, Board Member: Timber waterfront that tells the story in a really thoughtful I think guys need to you need a consultant cultural consultant or somebody.
Tom Leader, Board Member: were to take this on as it's quite important, as part of our charge is NBC DC is you know, the maintenance and relation, you know of the waterfront culture where it came from.
Tom Leader, Board Member: So for this world where it's going, you know, along with the you know concerned about.
Tom Leader, Board Member: expression, the cranes cranes that'll be a note on that on that big kind of big boardwalk along the edge, and I think there's this plenty of.
Tom Leader, Board Member: opportunity to to develop that into a great story for the public that will everybody can come and find you know their specialty issues along there would be a good good thing for the project have that kind of an armature so.
Tom Leader, Board Member: that's my main main point.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Maybe, whether we go to the cross sections in our package, they were 22 page 22 and 23, but they were pretty helpful because they showed that Bay edge condition of the bay trail, so I think that might be a good reference.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: yeah those drawings there.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: it's typically an 18 foot wide walkway.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And Gary you may want to jump in at this point too, because this is a these sections show the bay trail.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Have I got this right Gary it's going to be inundated.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: on current projections so correct.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Sorry, can you repeat that.
To Center what is that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: In these cross sections where the bay trail is Sean if you look at the 2100 sea level rise it's it's it's about the Greg 14.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Great.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: You know.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And so, these these this trail will be inundated without retrofitting it as shown in the cross section yeah.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: I do have a comment yeah.
What do you think about yeah.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Well, I thought it'd be helpful.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: If the.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: If this section could be translated into a plan so that if you were to draw the you know I think we can see that what's happening in.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Or, I think that it was mentioned 2017 that that's when the flooding would begin, but if there was a plan that showed what is going on in.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: So you could see how much of that public outdoor spaces actually last two flooding that would be very useful because it doesn't look.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: So significant in the section, but you really need to see laterally what that translates into and the railing you know it looks like Okay, the railing could be converted into some kind of a barrier, but in one of those first images that showed the plan of the.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: condition showing you know flooding into Jason you know this entire area, not just the site.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: You know any kind of site litigations would be you know swamped by what was going on on Jason parcels water would be coming in from the sides and from around the back, so you know I always I always mentioned this and just about all of our reviews is that.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Is there really a 2100 plan, I mean I think it's usually predicated on.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: You know, a levy around you know the entire shoreline.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: It requires a cooperation of all the neighbors so anyway, I do think that that's something that if we're trying to figure out what further research or wouldn't you know future meeting would look like I think it'd be great to have more information on that for sure.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: That the bay trail, I think that you know when we were when I was first looking at it seemed a little circuitous but, but I think actually.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: kind of with Andrew I think some of that is just a result of of the retrofitting of existing parcels and dealing with the conversion of industrial sites into new uses and I think I think bikers can navigate those.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Those twists and turns especially you know, through a beautifully designed site like this, I think it.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: You know, could be very acceptable and I, and I just wanted to say that I think the design team has done a really great job with the you know with with what they are charged to work with you know, putting the program on the site, the rotation, the lowering of the stadium.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: The provision of lots of free seating and access, you know views into the ballpark as well as from the ballpark I think that's all you know really fantastic.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: And as soon as you start thinking about okay when when you know there, there are you know impacts on the surrounding sites in terms of circulation and we've heard that from a lot of different.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Stakeholders people coming from different points of view there's a lot of concern about the site access that there are.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: pinch points.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: You know there's not that much auto access directly to the site, even though it is a continuation of the oakland grid it doesn't really connect on.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: A couple of those streets so we're really relying on market street to move the cars through and for pedestrians, it seems as though pedestrians would be moving on to the site primarily from jack London square so.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: I think understanding what is the dialogue that's going on with Jacqueline and squares is important, what are the impacts on the jack London square retail on the checklist for parking.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: and
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: i'm sure there's been a lot of thought about that i'm not saying it hasn't been thought about but i'd be very curious, because I think if I was coming here i'd wanna.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: I would say mean me a jack London Square and we'll walk over to the to the ballpark, so I would imagine, this would be really swamped with people coming in from the east, not necessarily in a bad way, but I just be curious to hear about that yeah.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay, great we've got two hands up Stefan do you want to.
Well you're on.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: sorry about the light a little bit dramatic here.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: I wanted to say, you know carrie just building on this issue about what vulnerable on the edge, you know the way i'm reading these sections, is that the the 16 and a half, which is the scene, as the.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: The at the adaptability elevation of.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: You know that there are some burning and some other things that can be done to try to keep the waters from coming into the project, but that I think you know we we see where those are noted.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: In section and you sort of get an extent of the understanding of what's vulnerable at the edge, but I want to sort of build on one thing there, which is just with regards to the.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: The toilet what I think is the is the path of least resistance through the project, which is going to be the grandest and broadest.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: portions of public access, whether they are signed as the bay trail or not and i'm sort of i'm saying this just thinking about.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: You know.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: A lot of sort of recent experiences i've personally had on the bay trail in different sections and that you know again that the path of least resistance, which is not always sort of taking the narrowest edge along the shoreline.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: And one thing I sort of want to think about here is that.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: The game day security zone which we understand as a basis would be established for these sort of ED one home games a year.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: There is this sort of kind of unknown about up to 100 additional special events or maybe around 100 that could really start to mean that it's the norm for portions of the site be restricted to public access.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Rather than sort of a see you know, a 50% seasonal.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: event and there's a lot of variability there, but I wonder if there's sort of strong.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: sort of circular route around the stadium if town and the centrality of the entrance.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: From clay street on the East could portions of that sort of be designed to fall outside of the security zone.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: So that the sort of quote unquote path of least resistance Gary what you described meet me a jack London Square and let's walk along the water, the water.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: That that could sort of follow the the shape and the form of the ballpark regardless of whether or not there's an event there or not.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: along that sort of southern at the southern edge, so that you have some choices about as a pedestrian bicyclist taking the path along the water.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: or taking what will be sort of the green the big grand path along the edge of the stadium could both of those sort of somehow be maintained as public access, regardless of whether or not there is an activity occurring.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Inside the stadium, and I think what i'm thinking about is it wouldn't have to be that whole.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Cross section of space along athletics way that's preserved but maybe you could come up into the project and be diverted around it in the same way that we were thinking about.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Closing three lanes of traffic but leaving one lane open and coming coming around that space, and that would also give us a little bit more space to sort of have an upper elevation access.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Across the project.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: You know that sort of is above that shoreline elevation which you know as insert King tight events are sort of into that sort of unknown future maybe we're in you know situations where that actually would be necessary to maintain public access east, west across the site so.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: That just also seems to be aligning with that street be.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: On the on the grid, and you know you would be able to sort of navigate that and come up through the project along market but i'm wondering if there's sort of couldn't be a more careful consideration has including portions of the.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: circular at the southern part of that circular access i'm in outside of what would be the security as I.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Step on paying, so I think that's extremely helpful.
I like that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Again i'm just going to propose a plan here because we wanted to speak to the other three variants and we can pick up on further issues but.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Kristen you've got your hand up so who will weigh in on the discussion and then we'll move to the second The second area focus so Kristen go ahead, there.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: yeah I just had two main points that I wanted to make the first was about this security perimeter the security fence in most urban ballparks there's not.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: A sort of a fence outside of the ballpark that keeps people away from it there's ticketed entrances where they do security screening and i'm not clear on why there needs to be a perimeter around the ballpark that keeps people, the public away from it.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: On a game day and maybe i'm not understanding the concept there but It just seems kind of you know, against typical urban ballparks that we know right um and then the second point was I you know I really i'd be curious to hear what everybody else thinks about this, but.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: I i'm not clear on why the the prominent at the water's edge wouldn't be elevated for the year 2100 I mean this is such a dense major investment in this waterfront and if if you know why wait to adapt it to the.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: When we're making all these improvements now and just build it into it and pay for it now I don't you know we don't know what kind of pots of money are going to materialize later to make these changes and It just seems like.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: The right time to be thinking about that level of adaptation for the for the water's edge as well, especially when.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: All of the tabs to the waterfront are are fairly circuitous until you get to the waterfront that's sort of the.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: You know you kind of have to find your way, and when your way through these other paths to get to the waterfront and that's kind of the clearest waterfront edge and It just seems to me that it should absolutely be resilient for the year 2100 with a project at this scale.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Kristen I think you know the materials that we've received, I think the explanation for that is that the structure of the wolf can't take that modi you know if it's built up to three feet so.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: You know those the idea, then, that it just will be inundated in in the future we just won't have access to that water, because if that's the case, then I think there needs to be some other.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: locations where we do have you know clear access and circulation in the flood event because it is so circuitous beyond that water's edge right.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: yeah and I think the the adaptation proposal is to build up a you know basically a barrier along the edge, which is something we see in a lot of proposals.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Not necessarily that desirable so i'm not disagreeing at all, but that's you know what we're being told at this point, so I think we should definitely express that concern.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: and Andrew do you want to.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Yes, yeah.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Just one, I think, building on what Kristen said, I think it would be interesting to know, and one of the things that's actually quite nice about the project is the way it's sort of stepped down to the water so they're all these different experiences.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: In the in the current design and it would be interesting to know like how if one took kristen's.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: proposal to the next level to build it in for 2100 How would that might affect those sections as cross sections.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Because it does it does have an impact on the design and i'm not sure with these kind of worst structures typically you can't just build a solid edge for flood inundation it, I mean it's it's not it wouldn't be I think you'd have to reconsider that.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: It wouldn't probably be structurally adequate.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: For flooding inundation I mean that's one of the things we're finding at the along the San Francisco waterfront.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: And so that's just one piece of it, and then the other part, I just wanted to before we moved on, I just wanted to make a comment about and somebody in public comment made this comment about the history of the site.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: And I think tom's also made it several times about the importance of that maritime and industrial history and to make a plug for the reuse of that historic power plant, as part of the project, it seems that, given that this is all new construction having that one historic pieces really.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Think provides a lot of richness, to the development and, I think, also about ways that the industrial history can be interpreted in the development.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: it's a great point and I just think the you know, opening up you know freaky Plaza and very strong connection across to jack London keeping the fire station, you know I think all of that, the relationship to the power plant is is a really strong part would be really wonderful.
So, yes to what you're saying.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: let's move to the baseball excuse me, the baseline.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Project scenario, so if we've got two things we want it or three other things we want to comment on the baseline projects and area if we could go to a slide that shows that, so this is the.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: sort of the 10 year baseline plan.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: should be able to to slide.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: i'm sharing both the baseline in America, and I can zoom in the baseline, which is that the Left plan is preferred will keep these both visible.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Just to just to clarify I might have just got confused myself on this, but the baseline scenario.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: just looking at the differences between that and the current plan, there are some differences show me right.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: I think the baseline is the current.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: plan that's what I.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: yeah this one is basically as the current.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: it's just we've got them called out separately, I thought the baselines attendees scenario, but.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: it's not it's this so.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: The first phase yeah.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: yeah yeah so.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: For the why don't we why don't we talk about the maritime reservation scenario and just.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: let's just expand on.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Particular comments concerns that we should get back to the bcc team.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Well, just very quickly, I mean there's the same number of units, which is a lot of units.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: being served by less open space and then, when you factor in the sea level rise issue that may be some percentage of that maybe.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: 15% you know 20% of that land could be lost the flooding or start to be lost the flooding, starting in 2017.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: That That would be my main concern with that scheme, at the same time, if the turning base and makes us a more viable shipping facility for for the port, then you know, I think it needs to be very seriously considered in I just.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: don't know how the design could respond to this situation, but it would it would be.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: I mean I don't know, maybe it needs even more density to you know, be able to open up more you know open space along the edge, so that the adaptation strategy would be more to just give back some of that open space, rather than to try to keep the water out.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: um yeah I, I want to agree with with Gary on that I agree with all those points that point I sort of want to make I think is about the urban design significance of market street, and I think some of the public commenters sort of touched on that and that.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: The.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: it's it's an important sort of street that goes beyond just oakland it's sort of business sort of an important regional access in the east bay.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: It shows up on oakland surveys, probably in like the 1850s as sort of the shortcut connection to the old port.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Long before there was any even notion of you know, shipping containers and all of the stuff that we see on the shoreline today that's sort of a result of that, so I think thinking about that sort of as sort of a physical entrance and.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Using that to make a connection down to the water from the city both that and i'm Okay, but also from the shoreline up to the city.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: is important, I think what I would say about the maritime I would say about both of these examples, but in particular the maritime example is that there's there's not there's an opportunity for sort of an urban design moment, there were markets three.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: terminates at the waterfront at the shoreline which I think is just not really been well thought out.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: In terms of.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: sort of landing and arrival for public access, but also sort of the space that might be oriented around that and the way that buildings.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: might be working to sort of define a public space or an edge around that I think that there's it would be really helpful to.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Think about that some more, and I think part of that to sort of gary's point would probably be to doing some subtraction and finding a sort of larger, more definable open space where market street hits the water.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: And, but also started sort of thinking about it from a place making standpoint of.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: What you could return to the site there so that it's not just what it appears to be now, which is what we really want is the baseline but we're going to cut away a portion of the project so that I don't know if there's a way to better paraphrase that I think that's my that's my recommendation.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: i'm Andrew.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: yeah i'm building up on those two things, and it seems like in this plan, like building seven and 12 really block the significant kind of us along the site edge.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: And I would have a lot of concerns also would want to know more about this circulation on game days so, for example, between building seven and six.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: that's one of those fingers that kind of comes out that's closed on game day, so the site access through it just becomes a lot tighter because that little space between seven and the waterfront is so tight, so your pedestrian access is is really limited.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: In this scenario, and I also know that we've lost two cranes, so I don't know whether maybe a crane could be at the end of market street like it is in the other scheme but to cranes and fallen into the water in the scheme.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: And then also to think differently, since we're no longer dealing with that that original Wharf in this scheme i'm wondering whether.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: There might be a different thought about the water's edge condition here, maybe this game should be more different I think I think what we're picking up on it seems obviously you know.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: we've done a really good job designing this baseline scenario and then it's like over just chopping part of it off and pushing it North but not really it isn't doesn't seem like it's a very is hasn't been thought through in the same way, I think, as the others game.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Stefan.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Alright i'm sorry I just forgot to lower my hand.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: I just wanted to go the pitch of seven I mean, I think that seems very tight and it does seem like this was you know you're hoping this scenario won't happen so you don't necessarily have to go and redesign the whole park for it.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: But I do think you know just to repeat what Gary said to that is there, you know if it's the same money units and much less open space, it seems, you know clearly less desirable.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: But also the the connections with market street you know this plan really oriented itself towards jack London Square and towards downtown oakland connections and.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: You know this seems like it's just going to be such a major catalyst for this area, I mean, can you imagine all of this development happening, and if it doesn't have a stronger tie and kind of tentacle over to West oakland and up market street.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: It just feels like such a missed opportunity for this ballpark for that neighborhood to really benefit from all of the development that could be happening here and all along the corridor between West oakland in here and I do you know the.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: I go the concerns about access into the site and the complications with Amtrak and with freedom movements of trucks and I if you know if we.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: Look at this plan, again, it would be I think helpful to understand how.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: What what the conflicts are potentially between people coming to the waterfront and between the freight movements and bicycle movements in particular.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: Along these quarters, particularly along market street I think that's a really important connection to the state that i'm not completely understanding how that is going to be resolved in a way that's going to be safe and accessible path to the waterfront.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: yeah I think in the in the appendix is have some you know a number of.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Things a detailed there in terms of you know how safety, safety measures will be put in place by those crossings and appreciating the freight trains will do what they're doing now, when they move through.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: jack London Square, which is go very slowly, and the you know, making a lot of noise, with the horns, you know, to make sure safety, but it puts two more crossings, and you know, a longer stretch there for the trains to be doing that, but there's clearly you know a lot of detailed.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Design needed to try and optimize safety and access and in terms of the number of people who will be walking or hopefully basically you know and walking through these areas.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: And i'm speaking to the comment that we heard about third street and the conflict there between free and.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: folks coming from the West oakland Bart station, and the reason I think West oakland is important, is because that is the one of the most connected Bart stations in oakland it has all four lines that go through it.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: So I do think it is an important connector within the whole network and maybe is not being really highlighted as a pedestrian connection, as well as it could be, in order to really make this work as a site that's got you know, fewer cars coming to it.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: yeah, I think, just to summarize this point, I think that you know number of you've been outspoken about this and we heard a lot of public comment as well, but I think it would be very helpful to see you know, a more developed.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Accessibility plan that actually extends further back and picks up about stations and you know does a little more work on the analysis of game non game other special events.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: I think I read somewhere that the special events were an additional 15 days, but it sounds like Stefan there might be somewhere else instead of hundred, so we should get that clarified as well.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay tama i'm I just can't see you in the way my screen setup is there anything you wanted to add here before we move on.
Tom Leader, Board Member: No, I didn't speak up because I agree with what everybody said building seven is too tight and.
Tom Leader, Board Member: yeah better connectivity along that main along market seems crucial yeah the safer way I just yeah I do I do worry about what the guy brought up about the trucks.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And all the conflicts well in the future is a question that to keep to keep the port viable, they have to be they have to be making modifications for future shipping and they've said, they should be increasing the amount of.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Movements track movements and freight movement, so it is a it's a big issue for sure.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay well let's just go maybe we could look at an exhibit here of the eir alternatives and very innocent just.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: conclude with a few comments on on these areas of concern that we would like to see more detail on.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Just let me know if there's a stop on.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: Different slides here.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Thank you very much for doing this well let's just talk about what's in front of us here, I think we've had some that are already on the district site is there anything else we've talked about historic significance of it, Stefan.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: And I think you just into this actually might be.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: More associated with the baseline, but I wanted to make a comment about the East one condition when there could be a large surface parking lot west of market.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: On the Western portion of the site and just I think i'd love to sort of just focus on that a little bit and think about.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: understanding that actually that could be a very long phase.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: That that you know that this this interim condition could actually last for quite some time and so i'm wondering if there, it would be useful to talk a little bit about.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: What that condition would look like that would maximize public access for the site.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: So it I don't know if you've just implemented.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: asked you.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: You think that's sort of an appropriate.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: piece to talk about in terms of providing direction.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Stefan yes, I think it let's talk about it for a few minutes and then go back to the variants I think it is a really important.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And if you say it could be an asphalt stand, you know i've been area for many years, so.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: yeah I guess I yeah I would love to sort of understand you know I think I wanted to sort of step back and say that you know the.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: One of the big advantages of transferring the site over from you know, a specific port use to a mixed use is that we can open up large portions of the site to the public and so i'm wondering about, that is if it would be useful if there is a parking lot.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: considered for that area could it be designed in such a way that there is.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: sort of a permeable public access from you know north, south across the site and also east, west could that would that parking lot come in with the park edges and the shoreline edge is established so that you can still access them could the parking lot be open to.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: A whole variety of public activities when, particularly when the you know when it wouldn't be needed, and it seems like that would be.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Those questions that it would all be helpful to understand because understanding that the development opportunities are subject to market conditions and other factors, you know, the establishment of a surface lot in theory could.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Could last forever in, so I think it would just be important to sort of try to kind of delineate some guidance for.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: You know what that could be like like what should the streets be laid out and the parking would occur on the on the building pads so that there would be some permeability they would come across the site.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: In provide additional access to the shoreline Those are just some questions that I have yeah.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Oh, Stephen I agree with everything.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: You said, and I, I think one thing that immediately stands out there, you know the the edges, the western edge the southern edge, you know could they be waterfront access.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: It could people who park in that parking lot actually walk down to to the waterfront and access the development that way.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Could the bay trail be built along that edge and actually you know move out the loop that's in the baseline plan could could a version of that loop be established, so I think these are you know these are things that we should definitely ask for more thought to be given by.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: enter.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: You said almost exactly what I was gonna say so i'm not sure I can say it any better than that, I guess, I was thinking that even the parking lot would require some kind of permits so.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: It might technically come before us in some way, and then we could ask for these things at some point later, too, but you said exactly what I was gonna say so.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay, look let's I think we've captured that Thank you Stefan for bringing that up let's just go back now to the variance and you know just spend a few minutes.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: With so going out of time here, it is very important to comment on the variance, so I think we had to make some comments on the distro.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Power plan to capturing the history.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: I don't know if we need to revisit that now, but Are there any comments on that or the gondola we heard some feedback about the practicality of the gondola and whether the capacities sufficient.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Any other comments or reactions people want to highlight to that variation.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: I mean, I would say the gondola is whether it's appropriate in that exact location or not I mean we don't have many drawings of it, I mean it could be kind of an intriguing thing and you'd have views of the bay, so, in some ways it might be something that was kind of a draw to the waterfront.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: um I thought the public covered that quite well you know, so I don't I don't feel the need to comment, and I think that, but all the comments we heard, I think they should be explored yeah.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: I also think that the one of the benefits of a stadium on the waterfront like this is it people will be walking to the stadium and activating all the routes along the way.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: And all of that kind of foot traffic can be a really wonderful thing for all the businesses along those paths which.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: You might miss out on to a certain extent with the gondola, but I also agree that I don't know if it's a super effective way to move lots of people quickly so um you know.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: You make a great point you know, there are a number of right now there are a number of really great little bars and different businesses at street level, and I, you know I think it's very interesting when it moves at street level so that should be taken into account.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: let's keep moving on the other, various.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Richard if you wouldn't mind, we could go.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Yes, now, this is the great separation alternative.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: comments on this.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Is this a bridge, then that goes up over market street turns and comes down, am I understanding that correctly correct yes.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: there's on based view implications.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: yeah I was gonna say that market street and the plan has gone to so much effort to kind of peel these orders back and widen them as you get towards the water, and this would really.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: impact that, at the same time, it would help people move pretty quickly safely across the.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: railroad tracks so.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Not as a pedestrian as a pedestrian I think you would probably not use it very much because you'd have to go up and then back down again.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: yeah across the tracks right.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: Even as a bicyclist I think you take your chances going this route.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: And then.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: off to the edge of the site plan which is not really bringing you into the middle of things either yeah.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay, any other comments from others will keep moving I think let's go to the next one.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: yeah, these are the reduce density alternatives i'm you know these are real eir.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Alternatives I i'm not sure that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: The development would be anticipating this.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: But comments thoughts I mean this is a dramatically different density to what the proposal is.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: reactions to this.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Well, I wondered with the project be viable with this density of housing doesn't seem realistic.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: And away seems like kind of a shame to build it that low density.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: In this area.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: yeah it seems unlikely to be able to support the public space improvements.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay let's keep moving to the next.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: We had a lot of comments from the public about this, you know, an alternative side altogether.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: i'm not sure it's our purview to really go into this.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Alternative we heard.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: A lot from the public, and that feedback goes back to be CDC I think we might just keep moving we really focused on our 55 acre site.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: yeah thank, thank you for mentioning that because I guess, I was just curious, what is the forum for people who are commenting on the Coliseum site, you know to.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Talk to the city or I don't know whose decision that really is, but I also yeah since it's not our purview I just want to make it clear that we're not ignoring that comment, but that we really don't have the ability to make a ruling on that.
Andrew Wolfram, Board Member: They could be to the er.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Exactly that's exactly where you know that we saw that process chat at the beginning, and you know there there's a process where you know, this is one of the well, there are a number of stages during that process where you know these concerns.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Should you know rightfully listened to so.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Stefan.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Thank you justin I wanted to make just a brief brief comment related to the.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: The our scenarios for alternatives for density.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: And, in particular the visual simulations that were presented on page 36.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: and
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: I you know, I understand that this is conceptual and that we're thinking about.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: The development of the sort of private mixed use component happening over time and by others, but I would hope that there are some guidelines and some controls to.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Make sure that these buildings are making a good public realm i'm in this environment, and I think that that primarily would have to do with.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: How they can sort of create a backdrop for high quality public realm and sprinting along streets among the blocks that are established, and what happens at the ground floor but also at the basis of the building, which in recent development in oakland is.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: is not always the case.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: And so I think that that would sort of be important to consider, I also think here there's there's something that kind of is emerging, which is the bulk of the towers.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Above the base and their ability to either enhance the skyline or sort of block portions of the skyline depending on sort of where they are in the grid, can I say that because the the orientation of the street cred in oakland is so strong.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: But we are introducing a portion here that actually would be operating on another axis the curve of the ballpark and overly sort of bulky buildings in this area.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Could they they will absolutely make sort of an icon that you would see from all over the bay area.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: and associate with with the ballpark in this location, but I think it's important to think about how.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: The extension of the street grid down to the water can make sure that there is visual continuity, down to the water.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: For the neighborhoods and residents that are living in this area and also for the experience of approaching the site by water and being able to look up into the city and I think all of those things would have.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: will be impacted by how towers in this area would be.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: allowed to.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: To be inserted into that urban design plan, so I hope that there is a way to think about that moving forward.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: As the development emerges, and then the last point I want to make on that is.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: has to do with.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Just the.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: This would be a huge development site, there are a lot of towers that could emerge and there may be some thought about how you can create some urban design continuity.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: From project to project and contrasting that with.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: allowing individual towers to sort of be more individualistic expressions which I think would actually might start to overpower.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: The strength of the urban design party in this location, and so I think it's worth thinking about that in terms of sort of the the public ness of this of this area and.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Thinking about how these different holdings can be sort of contributing to a neighborhood as opposed to thinking about how they actually might just be making some individualistic statements that are different from one another and hopefully that will also be.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: can be guided and whenever guidelines or standards that are controlling the develop the future development in this area, you.
Stefan Pellegrini, Board Member: Think.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Thanks Stefan this will say.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: That the I do appreciate that the master plan does maintain the grid.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: Except for this sort of pocket around the ballpark there's a sort of cluster around the ballpark but that's really sort of concentrated between mlk and market street.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: And into that kind of tight cluster and then for the rest of the plan you I think you would get these kind of Nice view corporates who wish I appreciate it, I also think that.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: This kind of height really does Marco location, you know marks that there's something really big and interesting happening here.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: Especially we've talked about all the kind of access challenges to this site having these big towers here marking this location shows you there's something.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: down at the waterfront that's worth going to you know there's kind of marks a destination along the waterfront which I think is appropriate, and I think that the view from water street.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: Is a good kind of view to show you how it, it does sort of show you there's something happening over here on this site, for you know that a long time has been a port site now is really a destination for the public.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: um can we can we just clarify for a second, I think that, in terms of views I like what does it filbert and myrtle those do not go through those are there's no visual connection there I don't think or or maybe just goes up block across the tracks or something.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: that's how yeah so I anyway, I think it would be good to understand the views.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: I appreciate the continuation, the grid but it's when you're when you're there at the site it's not quite as permeable as as the plan would lead you to believe looking at it this way.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay, giving you right the distance is fairly significant from you, particularly the other side of the rail track, but I still think that the plan the organization of the plan makes sense.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: To keep that block grid in player development with that type of Ricardo approach.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Even if you don't really appreciate it to your willing in this inside.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Yes, I I totally agree i'm not saying that it doesn't matter i'm just you know, want to make it clear that it's.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: it's not a thoroughfare visually yeah.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And the rotation of the ballpark will really enhance that view from Martin Luther King way, so I think that's a it's just so many benefits that flow from that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Design advance that's being made.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: um well look I think we've we've covered everything we need to cover.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: I and.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: And I have one more one more thing, yes, the fishing Pier I could somebody also comment on whether that is our purview and did that just come up or has that been studied is that i'm just curious where that is in the process, and when we're at that should be seriously taken into account.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: yeah it's a Gary i'm glad you mentioned that it's it's not being part of any of the materials that we've received, but I found that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: The letter, the number of organizations that support that and the the cultural relevance of the water edge use like that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: seems it makes a lot of sense to me to think about uses like that that really tied to the maritime users and history of the site I think there's a lot to recommend it, so I think we should we should definitely ask that that be studied.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Tom coming from you yeah.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: you're on mute.
Tom Leader, Board Member: Sorry, if it was appear that was sticking out I don't know if that's the idea, it would get in the way of navigation, I think, pretty seriously but.
Tom Leader, Board Member: Why don't you could fish off the edge of this thing anywhere you want, and that brings me to a question, you know back when we were looking at the phase one plan, where the whole.
Tom Leader, Board Member: Northwest zone, I guess mission was a big parking lot and but it's true if we do need to see how that be organized and the other question I have on that is.
Tom Leader, Board Member: What would prevent building more permanent section of the waterfront public waterfront along there, even if it's just a parking lot or kind of more casual sort of open space we're not stopping that and seemed like it would be a big win for the public yeah.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: I think it's an excellent point and I think we've we've we've captured some good.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Good feedback on that okay i'm.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Mindful of time, a lot of people on the call listening to this, I think we'll wrap up our feedback Andrea i'm just going to hand back to you.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And I think the next you can perhaps carry.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: It through here for the project proponent responsible should I ask for that Andrew can you guide me on that.
Andrea Gaffney: Oh i'm so are you you think the board discussion and comment section has concluded.
Andrea Gaffney: Is this okay.
Andrea Gaffney: yeah so the the next part of the meeting is, we like to offer an opportunity to the project proponents to make some comments or responses, if you want to if you don't that's okay.
Andrea Gaffney: Well okay before they do.
Andrea Gaffney: Let me turn my video on for a second i'm.
Andrea Gaffney: very bright turn that off our mind you don't need to see me.
Andrea Gaffney: So one of the questions that we asked is.
Andrea Gaffney: You know, given where the product is and where it's going and it's facing you know what is the guidance, that you can give staff to work with the team, and what are the areas where you want to see further information is that do you have do you have a clear sense of.
Andrea Gaffney: At what point you would like to see this project again because they're going through their draft environmental documents, then they're going to go back to the city and have a process, they need to go back to the engineering criteria review board.
Andrea Gaffney: And maybe Noah can speak a little bit to serve the next steps, but then I want to understand.
Andrea Gaffney: where you want to reengage and you know make that could either be.
Andrea Gaffney: Post permit.
Andrea Gaffney: As the project develops or.
Andrea Gaffney: In the permitting you know before it gets the permit I don't I guess that's what I want to understand that I want to understand for Mila for of what that timeline is and then from the board.
Andrea Gaffney: What you would like to see, because you gave us a lot of really good direction and staff will continue to work with the product team on that, but I want to understand what the board wants from its next review.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: will enter your maybe i'm going to sort of hand it back to you on this in a sense, I think that if there are, if there are substantial, if there is further substantial evolution, between now and.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: The submitting and the version of the master plan, but the permit is based on, then I think we should see it again before.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: The permit is issue because you know, we should provide accurate feedback into the plan that will be permitted it, but if it's substantial if it's very similar to what we've reviewed.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: I think.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: We would not necessarily need to see it again, but what is the timeline between now and the permitting I was just trying to remember how many what's the projected timeline is it six months.
firstname.lastname@example.org: Well, I can speak a little bit.
email@example.com: of yours, that are andhra.
firstname.lastname@example.org: So right now we're focused on the local entitlement process with the city of oakland and the port of oakland.
email@example.com: Looking to get those approvals, by the end of the year, and then we would be looking to begin the permit process with bcc Following that, so it is sort of a, it is a longer timeline is not not just a matter of three months, but we, you know, we would be looking to engage in that into 2022.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: We give that timeline and the potential for.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: further evolution in the public realm.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: And around existence on.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: android, we have to say that we would definitely want to see it again now, I mean my senses, we might want to see it again because there's.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: likely to be continued evolution fairly significant evolution, I think, between now and the permit.
Andrea Gaffney: No, I think I think that's clear enough direction to staff.
Andrea Gaffney: to work with the project proponents and make that determination yeah yeah.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay, good.
firstname.lastname@example.org: Okay, well then, in response to your your first question, I think, from us, you know nothing but just thanks for the time from everybody tonight, obviously.
email@example.com: A lot of things you could be doing with your Monday evenings appreciate the thought and consideration for the project, and we look forward to working with you, moving forward.
Richard Kennedy, Field Operations: We thank you, we give you a lot to to mull over and you were able to teach a bit each of the points so appreciate all the feedback and your turn.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Okay, look Thank you and.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: I think a number of members of the board said this, but we do really appreciate the level of detail that we were able to review and there's clearly a huge amount of work that's gone into the proposal from between you know, in the last six months, so really appreciate that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: So look, I think, with that.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: I think we will move to a judgment of the meeting so.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: This is the formal conclusion to the meeting i'd like to have a motion.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Put so that we can join our meeting, who would like to move to a.
Tom Leader, Board Member: judge to adjourn.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Thank you, Tom.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: So I can do it.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Sorry, everyone said.
Ashley Tomerlin BCDC: amen Andrew.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: and Andrew.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Well Thank you everyone Thank you to all the public on and to the board and everything staff it's been a I think a long meeting, but really productive meeting so Thank you everyone.
Jacinta McCann, Chair: Thank you.
Gary Strang, Vice-Chair: Okay Thank you so much.
Kristen Hall, Board Member: Thank you.