April 7, 2014 Design Review Board Meeting

April 7, 2014

Meeting Location
6:00 - 8:00
Port of San Francisco
Pier One
Bayside Conference Room
San Francisco

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order

  2. Approval of Draft Minutes for March 10, 2014 Meeting

  3. First Pre-Application Review of Piers 30-32 Mixed-Use Development (Sports Arena and Event Center, Offices and Team Practice Facilities, Parking Garage, Retail and Other Commercial Uses, Maritime Operations, Municipal Fire Station, and Public Access) and Seawall Lot 330 Mixed-Use Development (Residential, Hotel, Retail, Restaurant, and Parking). Exhibit [ pdf 7.5MB ]
    The Design Review Board will conduct its first pre-application review of the Port of San Francisco’s and GSW Arena, LLC’s proposal to develop a project at Piers 30-32 on The Embarcadero, between Bryant and Brannan Streets, in the City and County of San Francisco, which is located in the Commission’s jurisdiction. The Piers 30-32 project is associated with the proposed development of Seawall Lot 330, located west of Piers 30-32 on The Embarcadero and bounded by Bryant and Beale Streets, which is located outside of Commission’s jurisdiction. The proposed Piers 30-32 project would involve: the construction of an approximately 128-foot-high, 695,000 gross square feet (“GSF”) arena with seating capacity for over 18,000 patrons, a team practice facility, office space, and a community room; an approximately 26,000 GSF event hall; a three-level, 100,000 GSF retail center at Herb Caen Way fronting on The Embarcadero; a two-level, approximately 18,000 GSF municipal firehouse; a three-level, 234,411 GSF parking garage for 500 vehicles with an ingress/egress point along The Embarcadero and crossing Herb Caen Way; a 3,280-square-foot water taxi docking facility; a temporary large ship berthing facility at the eastern pier edge; and public access entry points, plazas, terraces, and promenades. The project would also involve the relocation of Red’s Java House on the piers and the reconstruction of the pile-supported piers at Piers 30-32. At Seawall Lot 330, located outside of the Commission’s jurisdiction, a residential, hotel, retail and parking project is proposed.
    (Jaime Michaels) [415/352-3613  jaimem@bcdc.ca.gov]

  4. Adjournment

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