Jan 10, 2008 Design Review Board Meeting

Jan 7, 2008
6:30 p.m.
Pier 1
Bayside Conference Room
San Francisco, CA

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Draft Minutes for December 10, 2007 Meeting
  3. Exploratorium Relocation Project–Piers 15 and 17, City and County of San Francisco [ PDF, 98KB ] [ MS Word ]
    (First Review)
    (Ming Yeung) [415-352-3616]
    The Design Review Board will hold a public hearing on a proposal to relocate the Exploratorium from the Palace of Fine Arts in the City and County of San Francisco to Piers 15 and 17 at the San Francisco waterfront. The proposed project site is located near the intersection of Green Street and the Embarcadero Promenade, between Piers 9 and 19 in the City and County of San Francisco. The proposed project would involve repairs and seismic upgrades of the Pier 15 substructure, renovation of the Pier 15 shed and bulkhead building to house the Exploratorium, removal of a portion of the paved parking area between Piers 15 and 17 known as the “valley” and an existing office shack to create an open “water-pile garden”, and the removal of an existing connector building at the east end of the valley and the construction of a transparent “bridge building” in its place. The proposed public access includes an approximately 61,596 square feet area within the valley and at the south and east pier aprons, an approximately 3,406-square-foot “open air gallery” at the northwestern corner of the Pier 15 shed, and a component of the Bayside History Walk to showcase the internal structure of the pier shed either within the Exploratorium entrance at the Pier 15 bulkhead or within the main visitor entry to the Exploratorium fronting the valley.
  4. South San Francisco Ferry Terminal, City of South San Francisco, San Mateo County [ PDF, 96KB ] [ MS Word ]
    (First Pre-Application Review)
    (Ming Yeung) [415-352-3616]
    The Design Review Board will hold a public hearing on a proposal to construct an approximately 11,812-square-foot ferry terminal within the east basin of the Oyster Point Marina/Park in the City of South San Francisco, San Mateo County. The project site is located approximately two miles north of the San Francisco International Airport and approximately ten miles south of San Francisco. The proposed ferry terminal would include an approximately 2,672-square-foot viewing terrace that will be open to the public, an approximately 180-foot-long covered pier, 150 feet of which would be open to the public during ferry operation hours, a gangway, and ferry floats to accommodate two berths. The project would also involve the construction of three possible Bay trail connections at the site or monetary contributions to accomplish these connections.
  5. Alameda Landing (Second Review) [ PDF, 96KB ] MS Word ]
    (Karen Wolowicz) [415/352-3669]
    The Design Review Board will hold a second public hearing on a proposal to develop a 94-acre site on the former Fleet Industrial Supply Center Facility (FISC Facility) in the City of Alameda, Alameda County. The site extends from Tinker Avenue on the south, Mariner Square Loop and the Webster Tube on the east, the Coast Guard Housing on the West, and approximately 3,200 feet of waterfront on the edge of the Alameda/Oakland Estuary on the north. The proposed Alameda Landing project is a mixed-use development that proposes to develop 400,000 square feet of office space with supporting retail space, a 20,000-square-foot health club, 300,000 square feet of retail space, 300 housing units and over 10 acres of waterfront park. The applicant also proposes to place a 7,500-square-foot floating dock in order to provide a water taxi service to Jack London Square, and a kayak and small boat launch facility for the public.
  6. Adjournment

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