October 5 , 2009 Design Review Board Meeting

October 5, 2009
BCDC Conference Room
50 California Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Embarcadero Promenade Standards
    This item will be jointly reviewed with the Port of San Francisco’s Waterfront Design Advisory Committee.
    The Design Review Board will hold a public hearing on the Embarcadero Design Standards, a project by the Port of San Francisco intended to evaluate and improve the Embarcadero Promenade/Herb Caen Way as a pedestrian circulation corridor and access way to Port facilities. Exhibits for the project can be downloaded at http://www.sfgov.org/site/port_page.asp?id=34947
    (Brad McCrea) [415/352-3615  bradm@bcdc.ca.gov]
  3. Hunters Point Shipyard-Candlestick Point Project, City and County of San Francisco; First Pre-Application Review
    The Design Review Board will hold a public hearing on a proposal by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and HPS Development Co., LP, and CP Development Co., LP (a joint venture between Lennar and Scala Real Estate Partners, Hillwood, and Estein and Associates, USA), to implement a residential, commercial, parks and open space project, at an approximately 700-acre site along a 9.6-mile section of the southeastern waterfront in the City and County of San Francisco. The proposed project would involve the development of two sites, the Hunter’s Point Shipyard Shipyard and Candlestick Point, that would utlimately function as a single integrated area. The proposed development project would involve the construction of 10,500 residential units, a ferry terminal, a 300-berth marina, a causeway over Yosemite Slough, a public housing facility to replace the existing Alice Griffith complex, and possibly a new 69,000-seat football stadium. In addition, the project would involve the development of 885,000 square feet of retail space, 2,650,000 square feet of office/research and development space, a 150,000-square-foot, 220-room hotel, a 75,000-square-foot cultural arena, and a 225,000-square-foot artist’s studio facility. Across the site, building heights range from three-story townhomes to 32-story highrises. The site would be developed to facilitate pedestrian and bicycle circulation and public transit. The proposed project would also involve the development of and improvements to approximately 350 acres of park and open space area. The project would occur within the Commission’s 100-foot shoreline band and Bay jurisdictions, and within areas designated for priority use in the Commission’s San Francisco Bay Plan. The Board’s review of this project will focus on: (1) whether the proposed project provides adequate, usable and attractive public access spaces, and whether the project provides adequate connections to and continuity along the shoreline; (2) whether the proposed project maintains and preserves the visual quality of the Bay and shoreline, and enhances the public’s view of the Bay and shoreline especially in relation to the proposed structures; (3); whether the proposed project is adequately designed to address the effect of sea level rise on public access areas; and (4) whether interim access improvements could be installed and, if so, how such improvements would be designed and implemented.
    (Jaime Michaels) [415/352-3613 or jaimem@bcdc.ca.gov]
  4. Adjournment

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