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April 8, 2013 Design Review Board Meeting

Meeting Location
BCDC McAteer–Petris Conference Room
50 California Street, 26th Floor San Francisco
6:30 p.m.

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order

  2. Approval of Draft Minutes for February 11, 2013 Meeting [ adobe pdf 135 KB ]

  3. Presentation on the San Francisco Bay Trail Project
    Bay Trail staff from the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) will provide a presentation covering the following: a history and overview of the trail; a description of trail goals; the process for completing the trail; the Commission’s and the Design Review Board’s role with the trail; a description of who the trail serves; and design considerations for the trail.
    (Ellen Miramontes) [415-352-3643]

  4. Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project, East Bay Regional Park District (First Review) [ adobe pdf 188 KB ] Exhibits 1 [ adobe pdf 8.3 MB ] Exhibits 2 [ adobe pdf 6.3 MB ]
    The Design Review Board will hold a public hearing to review the proposed public access design for the Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project, located at Point Pinole along the San Pablo Bay in the City of Richmond, Contra Costa County. The project area is approximately 150 acres, of which approximately 120 acres is referred to as Breuner Marsh and approximately 30 acres as Giant Marsh. The East Bay Regional Park District proposes to restore and create additional marsh and transitional habitat at Breuner Marsh and to provide public access throughout the project site. Existing upland and poor-to-low quality wetland habitats would be restored to high quality tidal marsh and seasonal wetlands, re-establishing natural ecological processes and providing habitat to benefit native species. The public access proposed with the project includes the construction of a gated entrance and parking lot area, an approximately 1˝-mile-long extension of the Bay Trail, a Ľ-mile-long spur trail leading to a vista point, a pedestrian and service bridge, a picnic area, and multiple benches and interpretive points.
    (Ellie Knecht) [415-352-3668]
  5. Adjournment

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