Jun 11, 2007 Design Review Board Meeting

June 11, 2007
6:30 p.m.
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
50 California Street, Suite 2600
McAteer Petris Conference Room
San Francisco, CA 94111
415.352.3615

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Draft Minutes for May 7, 2007 Meeting

  3. Napa Plant Site Restoration Project (BCDC Application No. 8-04, Material Amendment
    No. One, 1st Review) (Jenn Feinberg) [415/352-3622]
    The Design Review Board will hold a public hearing regarding the restoration of approximately 1,460 acres of former salt evaporator ponds to tidal marsh and associated habitats at the Napa Plant Site. The project site is located on the eastern side of the Napa River near the City of American Canyon, Napa County. The proposed project would result in the restoration of 1,160 acres of tidal marsh habitat, 99 acres of tidal channels, 46 acres of uplands, 42 acres of transitional habitat, and 34 acres of seasonal wetlands. The remaining 79 acres of the project site would include levees, trails, DFG personnel housing, and a new access road. The proposed project would involve breaching external levees, excavation of tidal channels, lowering levees to improve marsh plain continuity, and raising levees not formerly subject to tidal action for flood protection. Proposed new public access at the site includes, but is not limited to, a series of 10-foot-wide public access trails, a public restroom, a non-motorized boat launch area, benches, picnic tables, and two public parking areas. 667,162 cubic yards of fill material is proposed to be placed over 200 acres within the salt ponds to raise the pond bottom to marsh plain elevation, create transitional habitat, and to construct an airport runway safety area, levee improvements and a new access road.

  4. Piers 1-1/2, 3 and 5 Preservation Project: Pier 1-1/2 Breezeway, City and County of San Francisco (Focused Seventh Review)
    (Ming Yeung) [415/352-3616]
    The Design Review Board will hold a public hearing on a proposal to enclose a 1,898-square-foot portion of the Bayside History Walk within the Pier 11/2 breezeway for use as a “ceviche bar” by a restaurant tenant seeking to lease and connect the two restaurant spaces on either side of the breezeway. The Pier 11/2 breezeway lies between the historic lobby and baggage room in the Pier 11/2 bulkhead building and the passenger waiting room for the Delta King and Queen at Pier 11/2, located northwest of the Ferry Building, along the Embarcadero, within the City and County of San Francisco. The project would involve installing full height glass windows and doors with public access signs at each end of the breezeway, new pier decking within the breezeway, a bar, a host table, and tables and chairs for restaurant patrons within the enclosed area, and public outdoor tables and chairs just outside the enclosure. Public access through the enclosed breezeway would be available during restaurant business hours.

  5. The Village at Loch Lomond Marina, City of San Rafael, Marin County; (BCDC Application No. 10-06, Second Review)
    (Jenn Feinberg) [415/352-3622]
    The Design Review Board will hold a public hearing regarding a development project at the existing Loch Lomond Marina on the San Pedro Peninsula, in the City of San Rafael. The site is approximately two miles east of U.S. Highway 101, on the south side of Point San Pedro Road, and extends southward into San Francisco Bay. The project includes the development of 82 residential homes, an 800-square-foot restaurant, a 13,400-square-foot full-service grocery store, and a two-story mixed-use building with 9,000 square feet of ground floor neighborhood-serving retail space and five residential flats on the second floor. Proposed new public access at the site includes, but is not limited to, a new 14-foot-wide shoreline pathway, a kayak boat launch float and ramp, a 33,000-square-foot “Marina Green,” a small park, and a children’s play area. Minor fill in the Bay is proposed as part of the development for the kayak boat launch float and ramp and for improvements to the existing breakwater.

  6. Adjournment