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financing for. and so earlier on, i think this commission was engaged in trying to find out different kinds of financing. we have the i.f.t. and many tax increments. we also know that is the state of california is looking at different financing mechanisms, especially since the dissolution of the california redevelopment agency. so the opportunity zone also would be applicable from the state legislature. how would their involvement to also make these possible for us. i think that it is very exciting so the statistics are about 31 million that would be living in the opportunity zones throughout the country. that is a substantial number. and within california, san diego , in los angeles would also be competing with san francisco.
>> thank you. this is great. i hope you will be back to help us here. we would love to explore some opportunities here. this is the message that we want to convey right off the bat. >> thank you very much. >> this is really interesting to think about. thank you for helping us wrap our minds around us. i mostly cleared -- curious about the types of investments that could fall under these categories of commercial real estate, and operating businesses are the definitions pretty strict, or is there -- here is what i am thinking of. to me, i think it would have been a much better opportunity for treasure island if we were able to somehow expand the definition to include things like infrastructure projects. i know you mentioned the waterway is not really real.
but is there a way to make that part of it? obviously we have a lot of infrastructure and we need to building that may require bond measures or private bonds, and is there some way to get some tax relief for that type of investment or reinvestment so that we could create a more attractive deal to build the infrastructure? you think that is possible? >> my first thought would be that the bill was written for flexibility and to incentivize bill investment. it was not meant to be a roadblock or anything that would serve as an impediment. i would be curious to see how we can make that happen. i don't think it is out of the question. i would have to look into it and do some research. i believe there are ways to make it happen as it relates to public buildings, or affordable housing. the city would have to find financing for.
there are better ways to bring capital into it that could supplement other forms of financing, but it is a really good question. we thought about it from the ferry service perspective. if that could be an operating business, and how could you finance that? we are trying to be creative. this bill was meant to be used creatively. there are a few businesses that are excluded. liquor stores, casinos, golf courses, we don't want to build those in the communities that need real financial help. so those are the businesses. there are currently wineries in the island that theoretically would stand to benefit from a program like this, but i do not think they would be included in the bill. that is the only thing i can imagine right now. >> thank you. >> that is a really good direction for us to explore, whether or not we can create a business out of the ferry service. and then also, it just seems that this is a great opportunity
for us to explore some more lease. it would allow for some of the deal structures to be more feasible and help alleviate some of our financial constraints and building it up. thank you. >> thank you. >> i have another quick question may be bob can weigh in on this as well. and moving forward, having a master developer, i know there will be some opportunities for private developments and parcels for sale. if we are talking about residential opportunities and of investment in rental building or something like that, then i know we just discussed some public components like the ferry building and other infrastructure projects.
if they could be included into the opportunity zone, could someday come in and take part of that and invest in it? >> absolutely. within the real estate developments deal with the master developer, there is a couple of things pick one is under the development agreement. they are allowed to self develop 40% -- 60% of the vertical residential development, and they are allowed to joint venture on up to 20% more, but they are required to auction off 20% of the vertical development opportunities. that opportunity definitely exists. also, the development agreement
calls for a minimum of the 10% of the market rate housing that is developed to be for rent. in the sub- phase application, they identified one parcel in the initial sub phase to be a for rent product, and because of this opportunity, they want to modify the plan and provide more for rent in the first sub phase. those opportunities definitely exist, and they are being actively evaluated by t.a.c. d. >> and at one point in the development process can these be made available for someone, given the timeline of the expiration of this program? >> i may refer to dan, but i -- the initial sub phase, you know, they are undergoing the geotechnical improvements. the expectation is that in about
18 months from now, some of these parcels, the surcharge and all the rest of the geotechnical work would be complete. so it is a matter of timing, auctioning of the opportunity, versus the preparation of the site. the other thing was the 30 month window to make your investment so it also factors in here. >> i agree with bob. we are currently looking at opportunity zones for the first phase, and first stage of vertical development from the private side. we have always needed to add more rental projects to treasure island. it brings more people and a project dealt -- demographic to the island. it brings them sooner. we are actively discussions with a number of different capital providers and partners to figure out ways to structure these investments if anyone wants it.
we have the benefit of a few things. one is a 30 month timeline for development. you also have six months from the date that you sell the capital gain, you realize a capital gain to investing in the opportunity zones. if you tack on the 30 months to the six months, you have three years before the construction is complete, which gives you a nice lead time to invest. i think we'll continue to see interest in a project over the course of the next several years , but i don't see that weaning as a 2026 deadline looms because there are still opportunities to take advantage of the program for the tenure benefit well through 2028. >> got its. one more question. this is so exciting. the more i care about this, the more excited i get. i know we have been looking for affordable housing funds. can thus also apply to affordable housing projects? >> that is something we are
looking at and different ways of structuring that. it is definitely in our works. we are exploring to see how we can make it viable. >> that is great thing i thank you. >> we need to get going. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. >> okay. next item. >> item number 10 is some phase application update. >> okay. we have talked to evan -- and had a couple presentations on this, but conrad is back to give us an update. as i mentioned in my report, the intention is to submit the sub phase application mid-january and consistent with an air charge executive directive, the goal is to shepherd that through the review process by city agencies within 90 days. by mid april we will be looking to approve the sub phase application.
>> thank you. good afternoon, commissioners commissioners. i am with landscape architecture where the light -- lead landscape architects on the project. i am looking forward with giving you an update today on the sub phase. we have two agenda items, first off is i will walk you through the sub phase application itself and give you a preview of what you will be seeing and what we will be submitting to the city department. and then the second agenda item, as requested, to talk a little bit about some of the design elements that we have incorporated into the public realm that make this place the safest and most accessible place we could make it as we are possibly able to. i am joined with the team behind me. and jeff is here with the transportation engineers. and brandon brendan, who is also
contributing from the streetscape design. jeff will be joining us and we talk about signalization. just a recap on the process that we have been going through, we were here in may to first introduce the sub phase to you. we have met with city agencies, all enter agency groups several times, and worked with the city accessibility coordinator several times as well. we had an opportunity to meet with the cabinet last week. the cab has seen the same updates that all of you have seen. we have some positive comments from them about the sailing centre, the bicycle coalition, a number of other stakeholders and constituents. we are incorporating all the feedback into this application, and as bob mentioned, will be submitting the application january 11th and with the intention of getting any comments and wrapping that up early in the spring. we are hoping to be moving
forward into permanent -- permitting into the summer. the intention is we will get this approved and get going with them and move things forward. so this document that we will be submitting, to clarify for anyone who is new, will be submitting an application document. it is an illustrative -- illustrative book that is a high level and summary of all the information that we will be submitting. that is something that is information that we have been working on for about 15 years. it is all based on what was in the design for development document that was submitted in 2011, and subsequent documents that came out of that. the open ski -- open space plan, the infrastructure plan, the major application, and now this will be the third sub phase application that we have submitted. so just a high-level overview of what the table of contents is
for the application document itself, i know it is so tiny to read on the screen. but generally, what it includes as an introduction, a land use section and a transportation section portion about the parks. a section about utilities and a handful of dependencies that are included. some of the high-level sections that you might be interested in learning a little bit more about , the application includes a schedule performance which includes the application dates and completion dates for the project. this is just a sample. this is not all the pages, just to give you a heads up. and includes things like the associated public benefits. things like parks and open space , community facilities and include things like the fire station or the sailing centre ticket also breaks out details about the housing. you will see in this section it talks about the total number of units and the type of units in the area of those units. it also gives totals. will be nice to see there is
2300 new units that will be part of this next phase. also, elements of the projects like the building heights and massing requirements are all carried forward from the d. for d. the lead credit checklist is inhere. it is all the credits that we applied forward to get the lead nd accreditation. this is what we need to continue moving forward to the project to make sure we uphold our standing as the highest ranked, largest lead project in the world. there is a section for the streets and gives you an overview of the high level of design and includes diagram -- diagrams which includes which streets or in the trust area, and then we go through, in detail, into all the important intersections that show all the things that we thought through and how pedestrians and vehicles and bikes all move safely through all the streets on the island. and for the parks, there's a section for each part within the sub phase.
those include a description of the overview of the park design, the concept and program, access and circulation, and then we go through the plan view and highlights the program design elements and highly any changes we may have made since the last application and when it was approved. we talk about things like sustainability and how those have been incorporated into the project like implanting stormwater management and irrigation design. and then there is a utility section as well. and so we will go through and they will be a diagram and description for all of the different types of utilities, at a diagram explaining how they work. that include stormwater treatment, storm drains, sanitary, sewer, low pressure washer, recycled water, supplemental firewater, joint trench and geotechnical mitigations. as i mentioned, there is this illustrative book. it is an application -- several
appendices go along with that. to give you a sense of what some of those are, that includes 50% construction drawings for all of the streets and infrastructure, 100% design development for all the parks and open spaces, includes shoreline drawings, geotechnical reports, and a whole bunch more things. it was a very large and comprehensive package that summarizes the whole project. that is an overview to give you a sense of what is coming. in terms -- shifting gears for public realm and safety, i know we talked a little bit about how they were questions about how the intersections work, or what were the innovative strategies that were incorporated into the design of the public realm. i want to walk through some of what those strategies are that we are including. as you know we are all very proud the treasure island -- we
have prioritized pedestrian movement on the island and safety. it is a very flat place. there is no reason that everybody and anybody should be able to get a look around easily and safely. we designed a vast pedestrian network for places where people can walk safely along streets and walk around the entire island uninterrupted from cars, their different ranges for people help -- for how people get around. there are different pedestrian prioritized pathways throughout the island. the bicycle network is also extensive and a wide range of dedicated cycle track facilities to bike lanes on streets, to completely protected bike lanes that leave all the way around the island. and the vehicular network, people will drive on the island. we have thoughtfully been considering how that will happen looking at the intersection design in particular, also the maximum speed limit of the island is 25 miles per hour. keeping low speeds also
encourage safety. the transit hub is very important to the project where the ferry comes in. we also have bold bus lines and munimobile coming into one place and then the shuttles service that goes out to both sides of the neighbourhood. in the application, we will see we have developed detailed plans for the intersections to show how they work. and one of the traffic calming measures we have incorporated is in some of the intersections where there are not stop signs, we have included tabled intersections to slow the traffic down in important places where pedestrians might be crossing like the east side comments, his people want to move through from block to block of the parkway. there are rays traffic tables at these locations. this is one example at the east side commons where pedestrians are moving where the blue lines are showing and we have raised
the traffic table up. essentially to not only slow cars down down because of the vertical difference, but also holding out the sidewalk of the zone so it pinches down the roadway and causes vehicles to slow down. this is some example of what table intersections look like. you are probably familiar with them. we have also incorporated special paving into a number of intersections as well. so you can say -- see this as an intersection at california avenue right at the east side commons entry point. this intersection is signalized so it is not tabled. but we do have designs to incorporate special paving within the intersection. it signals to cars that there's a lot going on here. this is a special place in a lot of different movement. slow down and be cautious of everything around you. we have also incorporated special paving at the midblock crossing at the retail street.
is a place where we imagine people might be wanting to move back and forth to get from one retail feature that is on one side and they are on the other. we incorporated that along the retail street and as a reminder, this is what it looks like. we also think it was a benefit to that and it gives you an enhanced public realm experience here is a couple of examples of what special paving looks like in these intersections and other places. we also incorporate truncated domes. in many places on the island, if you're not familiar with them, this is an image of what they are -- what they are. they are typically where you are about to cross the street. it indicates a somebody that is blind with vision detection that essentially they are about to enter a dangerous own. it indicates to somebody that has a visual impairment to the bright yellow colour is something they can detect and tells him it is a place they can cross and it is safe. we incorporated these at all of
the intersections and then in some places like the pathway between building two and three, we have incorporated them within a parking lot which is not typical necessary -- necessarily instead of trying to hide them and mask them, we are celebrating them and embracing this is a public safety feature that we want to celebrate and incorporate that into the design and the pavement markings. build outs are another element within the streetscape plan that we incorporated. you can see all the dogs here that indicates all the different bulb outs around the phase. there are many, many bulb outs. you can see in this example, it is incorporated. essentially, we pulled back the parking from a certain distance from the intersection that allows us to push out the sidewalk and make a shorter crossing distance for the pedestrians.
since, the pedestrians don't have to walk as far, and it goes down the roadway so cars slow down at those moments. and then in terms of the intersection, will talk a little about about what what we are incorporating. >> thank you. >> there are a couple of slides here about the technological treatments we are doing to account for the high levels of pedestrian, bicycle and other modes on the island. specifically at the signalized intersection and stage two and three california avenue and avenue d. we do have the typical pedestrian push buttons. a pretty standard technology used at intersections for those that need the audible signal to cross the street. we are also calling for a content pedestrian signal had to give the pedestrian the amount of time left for them to cross so they can safely do so without being stuck in the middle of the street. as well as does not and stage two and three, but a previous stage there was a rectangular
beacon that was on the right. in the bike realm, there is quite a few bike interfaces with motorized vehicles, buses and et cetera. we are being consistent with the livable streets type improvements that san francisco is putting elsewhere. what is shown here is a quick snapshot of a bikeway design guide that gives a very detailed explanation of the different features and elements that cities -- and the north american city transportation officials, it is a combination of what cities are doing, and putting in their streets for safety, access and circulation. this is specifically a bikeway
element. we also have, because of the differing bike facilities crossing the intersection at the signal, we will have some bite signal heads which is shown in the picture on the bottom, which is typically what would give the bike facility a green bike, yellow bike, read bike and motorized vehicles would have a combination of the green, yellow and red balls and areas to indicate who has the right of way. some other additional elements that are getting incorporated into the design our transit signal preemption -- preemption technology. it is infrastructure in the signal and is compatible with the actual vehicle fleet. the media vehicle seat see transit vehicles and other vehicles that would communicate between the signal system and the vehicle to make them no proximity to one another so the phasing of the intersection can be changed based on a variety of factors. you still have to program this and determine. it is pretty typical for major metropolitan cities to have busy corridors.
we will be working with the city family to figure out the best way to program that. >> the general topic will have a red light while the bus has a couple seconds or some ability to get to the front of the line so they are not sitting behind the last car waiting at the signals. there is also emergency vehicle preemption technology which is compatible with the s.f. fire department vehicle fleet, as well as other emergency vehicle responders. that is also infrastructure that is connected to the signal and the controller itself as well as a vehicle. they contribute with one another this sequence of the signal can change when it is activated and
moving to the site. >> onto the other intersection design, i think highlighting is a little bit easier to see. we do have one signalized intersection within this phase of the project. it is at california avenue and avenue d. the one we were looking at that leads into the east side comments. most of the other intersections are in stock -- stop controlled with stop signs. then again there are those that aren't. we essentially, in most cases have traffic tables, and in many instances, we have special paving in those intersections. and then i think we looked at this one before, but as jeff was mentioning, especially for a signalized intersection, we looked really closely at the different phasing for that. looking at separate phases from pedestrians, and vehicles, it is something we will be working closely with the m.t.a. to determine in both the eastbound
and the westbound conditions, especially for the bikes. we have many accessible parking spaces. and then 25 on street loading zones which is something that has not been a typical san francisco city standard. transportation modes have been changing, so we work closely with the d.p.w. director to incorporate these. and lastly, within the parks and open spaces, we have made sure to incorporate accessible seating within all the parks. it is an example of how we design a picnic table to make sure it is wheelchair accessible companion seating and all of our parks and basis. someone in a wheelchair can sit right next to somebody who is not. we have separated them throughout the island as an example a clipper cove or we have done that. we have done the same separation at the east side comments. we have separated bikes from the shuttle and shuttle stops. and it is an example of how we
are separating bikes. this is -- to end on this note, everywhere and treasure island is accessible. there are some of the places you will see in the subject application that include the building two plaza, the east side comments, clipper cove, the east side neighbourhood park, the dog park, in the storm water gardens, is it. >> thank you so much. i would ask if there is any public here, but there doesn't seem to be. i would like to ask if you could forward as your actual paper stuff. we couldn't really see what you are doing. >> maybe bob can speak to how that gets distributed. >> when the sub phase applications come in, we will get a copy of the booklet to each of the members. it is 11 by 17 booklets.
the appendices, as pam mentioned include substantial progress drawings and design development drawings for the parks and those will be included as a c.d. if we print them out, there were several inches of drawings. i don't think the board members probably want those. but i will get you a copy -- a copy of the application. >> thank you. thank you. >> thank you for the comprehensive -- i know you have been working on these for quite some time. you are becoming -- you have been coming to all these committees and giving difference iterations. i know we had asked you for some specific improvements or some suggestions, and you are looking at january 11th, and so if we
didn't have commissioner dunlop, if we had had to review that, specifically we would go to some of the things -- at issue here has to do with the public rent. i know we spoke at length regarding disabled intersections and i saw the signalized -- the way you present -- presented. i would check to see how we treated that compared to the old materials that you provided, again, it could help to clarify that at issue here we said treasure island -- more than anyplace in the region should be accessible. because you are planning everything you have done to make it accessible.
but there is a special category. the disabled and the visually impaired. i know in san francisco proper, we are not treating them -- you can look at this. it is a section in san francisco treasure island should be an improvement of that. for the public realm, that would be -- i have been asking that for some time. i would like to see how that is created. and the other thing is that you listen to all the presentations before. so right now, is there flexibility in the plan for increased faerie water transportation? there will be a terminal. later on we know that treasure island is a destination, and definitely one we had all the work programs and that, and messages throughout the world,
people know we will have increased ridership and visitors and things like that. so in our plan, it would be great, even now, for you to help us to think about that in the future. because when the infrastructure is built out, that is its. i would want to pose that question and for you to help us to answer, and lastly, january 11th, that is when you need to publish to all the agencies. how many agencies are you going to be reviewing? will there be a draft form? is that what you will be publishing in dragon -- january 11th? they have to go through all these agencies. >> it will go to all the city agencies on january 11th. you guys first. and then to us first and then we all work together with all the
city agencies and essentially there is an opportunity and a comment .-period-paragraph essentially it is within 30 days that you have to get comments back, and if there are any meetings, to discuss any problems or changes, we meet at that point in time and get a buy in from the city. >> and then you will come back here with whatever their comments for the final documentation class. >> i think bob can even clarify. but then we look for endorsement >> like i said, the goal here is to complete agency review reconciliation of comments and revisions within a 90 day window so by the middle of april, we are looking for approval. this is a direct for approval, but obviously, we'll be providing regular updates throughout january, march and april.
>> thank you for your excellent work here and for your team. >> thanks. >> thank you. >> item number 11 is discussion of future agenda items by directors. >> next item. >> adjourned. >> please, for the record, adjourned in the memory of our late great mayor, ed lee, may his soul continue to rest in peace. >> thank you all. it.
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