July 12, 2021 Design Review Board

Due to the COVID-19 public health orders, and in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order No. N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, this meeting will be held online and by teleconference.

The public is welcome to participate during the meeting.

There will be no physical meeting location for attendees.

5:00 p.m.

Join the meeting via Zoom

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Teleconference numbers:

1( 866)-590-5055

Conference code:

Meeting ID:

812 0482 8130



Livestream Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/SFBCDC/

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Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order and Meeting Procedure Review

  2. Staff Update

  3. Park At 410 Airport Boulevard, Burlingame (First Pre-application Review) (PDF)
    The Design Review Board will hold their first pre-application review of the proposal by the SPHERE Institute and San Mateo County Resource Conservation District to develop the 9.4-acre, State Lands Commission-owned site at 410 Airport Boulevard on the Anza Peninsula in the City of Burlingame, San Mateo County. The project would consist of an eco-park and associated amenities covering the entire parcel. Public access improvements at the eco-park would include improved Bay Trail access, a waterfront promenade, an EcoCenter, water-oriented recreation opportunities, and other amenities. Additionally, the park would include the creation of a small tidal marsh and ecotone levee, as well as other more formal landscaping around the public access areas.
      (Anniken Lydon) [415/352-3624; anniken.lydon@bcdc.ca.gov]
    Exhibit (PDF)

  4. Middle Harbor Shoreline Park Master Plan and Management Plan Update, Port of Oakland (First Pre-application Review) (PDF)
    The Design Review Board will hold a pre-application review of a proposal by the Port of Oakland to update the Master Plan and Management Plan of the approximately 40-acre Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in the City of Oakland, Alameda County. The Port has organized their proposed Master Plan updates around five key areas: facilitate connections with nature, nurture physical well-being, support socializing and gathering, share cultural heritage, and enhance outdoor education opportunities. The physical structure of the park would stay largely the same, with the most significant changes occurring to the beach (which would be approximately doubled in size above the high tide line) and the landscaping (including replacement of large areas of poor-performing lawn with native vegetation more suited to local conditions). Other changes including improving the trail and interpretive signage system, creating wind-protected areas for gathering, building an outdoor education hub, and adding or modifying other park amenities.
    (Schuyler Olsson) [415/352-3668; schuyler.olsson@bcdc.ca.gov]
    Exhibit (PDF)

  5. Adjournment

Role of Design Review Board. The Design Review Board serves as an advisory board to the Commission and its staff. The Board was formed to advise the Commission on the adequacy of public access proposed as a part of projects in the Commission’s Bay and 100-foot Shoreline Band jurisdictions. Public access may include both physical improvements as well as visual access. The Board advises the Commission on a project’s effects on appearance, design and scenic views in accordance with the Commission’s San Francisco Bay Plan policies and the Public Access Design Guidelines. The Board’s recommendations are advisory only.

Questions and Copies of Staff Reports. If you have any questions concerning an item on the agenda or would like to receive a staff report related to the item, please contact the staff member whose name and direct phone number are indicated in parentheses at the end of the agenda item, or visit the BCDC’s website at www.bcdc.ca.gov and access "Design Review Board" under the "public meetings" tab on the website, then selecting the date of the meeting.

How to Provide Comments and Comment Time Limits. Please note that during the current State of Emergency in California, we are conducting meetings solely by conference call and livestreaming over the internet. There is no physical location for the meeting. If you would like to comment, you may do so in one of three ways: (1) emailing comments in advance to Andrea Gaffney at andrea.gaffney@bcdc.ca.gov, up until 10 a.m. on the day of the meeting; (2) by telephone during the public comment period of the meeting; and (3) by participating via the webinar.

If participating by internet, please go to join the meeting via Zoom on your internet enabled device. you will be asked to click on the "raise your hand button" and then wait to speak when called upon.  You may also participate by telephone by calling the numbers listed above, and when the chair asks for comments from the public phoning in, select *9 to unmute your phone and you will then be called upon.  We ask that everyone use the mute button when not speaking.  It is also important that you not put your phone on hold.  Each speaker may be limited to a maximum of three minutes during the public comment period.  Any speakers who exceed the time limits or interfere with the meeting may be muted by the Chair.  You are encouraged to submit written comments of any length and detailed information to the staff prior to the meeting at the email address above, which will be distributed to the Board members.

Internet Access to Meeting Material. Public notices of Board meetings and staff reports dealing with most matters on the meeting agendas can be found on BCDC's website (www.bcdc.ca.gov),
Access to Meetings. Meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special assistance or have technical questions, please contact staff prior to the meeting via email. We will attempt to make the meeting accessible via Zoom accessibility capabilities.  An interpreter for the deaf will also be made available upon request to the staff at least five business days prior to the meeting. The meeting video with audio recording and summary meeting minutes are posted to our website. Due to the discursive and open dialogue of the Board, verbatim transcription is not practicable. The summary meeting minutes provide an equivalent alternative to the meeting audio.

Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. As a state agency, the Commission is governed by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act which requires the Commission to (1) publish an agenda at least ten days in advance of any meeting; (2) describe specifically in that agenda the items to be trans­acted or discussed; and (3) refuse to add an item subsequent to the published agenda. In addition to these gen­eral requirements, the Bagley-Keene Act includes other specific provisions about how meetings are to be announced and conducted.