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January 11, 2010 Design Review Board Meeting

January 11, 2010
6:30 p.m.
BCDC Conference Room
50 California Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Draft Minutes for theDecember 7, 2010 Meeting
  3. Ferry Plaza Parking – Ferry Building Back Plaza, City and County of San Francisco (First Review) [153KB ]
    BCDC's Design Review Board and the Port of San Francisco's Waterfront Design Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing on a proposal to provide interim parking (up to four years) on the back plaza of the Ferry Building in the City and County of San Francisco. The project would involve installing bollards and lighting within 30,000 square feet of the Ferry Plaza to allow for parking of up to 62 cars.  Parking is not proposed during the Saturday farmers market.  The project would also include constructing an approximately 8,360-square-foot elevated wooden deck with seating, communal tables and a statue at the southern edge of the Ferry Plaza.
    (Ming Yeung) [415/352-3616]
  4. Hercules Intermodal Transit Center – San Pablo Bay Shoreline, City of Hercules, Contra Costa County (First Review) [ 153KB ]
    BCDC's Design Review Board will hold a public hearing on a proposal to construct Phase I of a multi-phased project to develop the Hercules shoreline with transit-oriented development.  Phase I of the project would involve: (1) constructing an approximately 11,075-square-foot transit station building and improving existing rail line facilities along the shoreline to accommodate train, bus and future ferry service; (2) realigning, widening and restoring Refugio Creek and constructing new bridges over the restored creek; (3) completing an approximately 5,300-foot-long segment of the Bay Trail connecting the existing trail from Pinole to the south with Victoria-by-the-Bay to the north; and (4) constructing new public access areas, including Creekside Park and Creekside Trail along restored Refugio Creek.
    (Ming Yeung) [415/352-3616]
  5. Adjournment

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