January 11, 2016 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 December 7, 2015 Meeting

  3. Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access Improvement Project (1st Pre-Application Review)

    The Design Review Board will review a proposal to convert the existing shoulder on the lower eastbound deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to a new vehicular travel lane during peak period hours and to convert the existing shoulder on the upper westbound deck of the bridge to a bi-directional bicycle and pedestrian pathway. A moveable barrier would separate bicyclists and pedestrians from motorists on the upper deck, and a railing would be added on the outside edge of the upper bridge deck. The project would also include public access connections to the proposed bridge pathway in both Contra Costa County and Marin County. The Board’s review will focus on the design of the proposed bicycle and pedestrian pathway, potential impacts on scenic views from the proposed railing and the design and adequacy of the proposed public access connections to the bridge pathway on both sides of the bridge.
    (Jhon Arbelaez-Novak) [415/352-3649; jhon.arbelaez@bcdc.ca.gov]

  4. Adjournment

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