May 5, 2014 Design Review Board Meeting

Commission's Design Review Board
Port of San Francisco’s Waterfront Design Advisory Committee

Special Meeting Time and Location
6:00 p.m.
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building
Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order

  2. Approval of Draft Minutes for April 7, 2014 Meeting [ Transcript ]

  3. Crane Cove Park, Port of San Francisco Pier 70, City and County of San Francisco (Fourth Pre-Application Review to be conducted jointly by BCDC’s Design Review Board and the Port’s Waterfront Design Advisory Committee) [ Exhibits ]

    The Design Review Board will conduct its fourth pre-application review of a proposal by the Port of San Francisco to construct an approximately nine-acre public park at Pier 70. This review will cover the first phase of the proposed park. The project includes construction of a multi-use park within the footprint of the area used for historic ship building and repair operations. Within the Commission’s Bay and 100-foot shoreline band jurisdiction, the park elements would include open lawn areas, gardens, seating and picnic areas, playgrounds, facilities serving human-powered boats, and public art.
    (Erik Buehmann) [415/352-3645]

  4. Benicia Waterfront Park, City of Benicia (First Review–to be conducted by BCDC’s Design Review Board only) [ Exhibits ]

    The Design Review Board will hold a public hearing to review the proposed conceptual design for enhancements to the Benicia Waterfront Park, located in the City of Benicia, Solano County. The 16-acre park currently includes trails, a grass lawn, tidal and seasonal wetlands, and remnants of a historic railroad alignment through the area. Improvements to the park would include a new trail along the historic railroad alignment, a reconfigured First Street Green, wetland enhancements, and various park amenities such as public art, observation platforms, and seating areas. 
    (Ellie Knecht) [415/352-3668]

  5. Adjournment

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