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November 9 , 2009 Design Review Board Meeting

November 9, 2009
6:30 p.m.
BCDC Conference Room
50 California Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pier 5 Outdoor Dining Canopy Enclosure Project: Pier 5, City and County of San Francisco (First Review) [ adobe 192 KB]
    The Design Review Board will hold a joint public hearing with the Port of San Francisco’s Waterfront Design Advisory Board on a proposal to enclose an approximately 752-square-foot area of dedicated public access north of the Pier 5 bulkhead building for outdoor dining associated with a new restaurant at Pier 5, for a period of five years.  The project would involve installing two-foot-high metal privacy panels, metal posts and a shallow sloped fabric canopy cover to support transparent roll-down vinyl screens that would be drawn down during inclement weather.  Improvements for public outdoor dining would also be provided as part of the project west of the enclosed canopy area and along Herb Caen Way.  To offset the temporary loss of the enclosed public access area, the applicants are proposing improvements within the Pier 7 wharf area that include installing wood decking on the existing concrete plinths for improved seating, installing new tables and chairs, bike racks, and signage, and relocating the black and white pylon sign along Herb Caen Way to be in line with the existing lightpoles.
    (Ming Yeung) [415-352-3616]
  3. Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island Redevelopment Project (First Review) [ adobe 197 KB]
    The Design Review Board will hold a public hearing on a proposal to redevelop Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island in the City and County of San Francisco. The proposed project includes 6,000 to 8,000 residential units, 450,000 square feet of retail space, up to 500-hotel rooms, a cultural center, a new ferry terminal and transit program. On Treasure Island the project involves approximately 300 acres of new public park and open space, including an approximately 3.5-mile public shoreline trail, a 20-acre Western Shoreline Art park, a 100-acre park with a sailboat and small craft launch site, various neighborhood parks, and a cultural park and public plaza near the commercial core. Proposed open space on YBI includes a 6-acre hilltop park, trails connecting from the hilltop park to the shore and to Treasure Island, and approximately 64-acres of beach access, natural habitat and a garden restoration.
    (Karen Weiss) [415-352-3669]
  4. Adjournment

Speaker SignUp and Time Limits. If you would like to comment on an item scheduled for a public hearing or speak during the public comment period, please fill out a “Request to Speak” form and give it to a staff member. Each speaker is limited to a maximum of three minutes during the public comment period, and the Chair may set time limits for each speaker at the beginning of a public hearing. You are encouraged to submit written comments of any length and detailed information to the staff. This material will be distributed to the Commission members. Applicants are responsible for presenting their projects at the public hearing.

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BagleyKeene Open Meeting Act. As a state agency, the Commission is governed by the BagleyKeene 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 BagleyKeene Act includes other specific provisions about how meetings are to be announced and conducted.