September 14, 2015 Design Review Board Meeting

Time and Location

5:30 p.m.
Milton Marks Conference Center – San Diego Room
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order

  2. Approval of Draft Minutes for July 13, 2015 Meeting

  3. Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal Expansion – Ferry Building Area between Piers 1 and 14, City and County of San Francisco (Third Review)

    BCDC's Design Review Board (DRB) and the Port of San Francisco's Waterfront Design Advisory Committee (WDAC) will hold a joint public hearing on the Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal Expansion project in response to comments made during their May 11, 2015 review of the project. The entire project would involve the construction of one additional gate (Gate A) in the North Basin and two additional gates (Gates F and G) in the South Basin. This review will focus on the work proposed in the South Basin, including the construction of Gates F and G, the creation of an East Bayside Promenade to connect Gates E, F and G and proposed canopies within this area, the creation of a raised new plaza area within the “lagoon” between the Ferry Building and the Agriculture Building, and connections between the raised plaza area to the Embarcadero and the Agriculture Building.
    (Ming Yeung) [415/352-3616; ming.yeung@bcdc.ca.gov]

  4. Richmond Ferry Terminal Project, City of Richmond, Contra Costa County (Second Review)

    The Design Review Board will hold a public hearing on a proposal by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) and the City of Richmond for the Richmond Ferry Terminal project and associated public access improvements at the Ford Peninsula in the City of Richmond. The proposed project involves the removal of an existing gangway and ferry float and replacement with a new ferry terminal consisting of a new approximately 660-square-foot covered walkway, 704-square-foot gangway and 1,920-square-foot passenger ferry float. The public access improvements include the relocation of a public kayak launch facility, improvements to an existing trail spur, and a trail extension.
    (Tinya Hoang) [415/352-3622; tinya.hoang@bcdc.ca.gov]

  5. Point Sheridan Art Project, City of Richmond, Contra Costa County (Second Review)

    The Design Review Board will hold a public hearing on a proposal to install artwork consisting of seven sculptures, seating elements, landscaping and lighting components, located at Point Sheridan (also called Ford Point) at the end of Harbour Way South, west of the Craneway Building (formerly the Ford Assembly Plant building), in the City of Richmond, Contra Costa County. The proposed site is located on an approximately 33-foot by 65-foot unpaved section of land that looks out to Richmond’s Inner Harbor and is located just northwest of the planned Richmond Ferry Service project being undertaken by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), which will also be reviewed by the Board at this meeting. This unpaved area is required public access under existing BCDC permits. The proposed artwork would consist of seven vertical “eelgrass” sculptures, each 20-feet high and fabricated in marine grade stainless steel with a bronze patina at the lower ends.
    (Ming Yeung) [415/352-3616; ming.yeung@bcdc.ca.gov]

  6. Adjournment

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