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tsen here. dunlop here. samaha mere. fewsy here. supervisor kim. we do have a quorum. item number 2, general public comment. this item is to allow members of the public to address the treasure island development authority board on the matter that are within the subject matter jurisdiction and do not a appear on today's agenda. members of public may address the board up to three minutes. prior to make your comments, please state your name and organization you're representing, if any, for the record. >> president tsen: any members of the public who would like to address the board on non-agenda
items. seeing none -- let me just say, i see ted, he was one time the member of this board as well, i wanted to say hello. >> clerk: item number 3, report by treasure island director. >> thank you, directors. this is a time of increasing activity, both on the island as well as kind of on the planning front. some of our agenda items today are looking forward into the future on the planning side of things. but on the construction front, there has been significant mobilization on the island since the april board meeting. avenue of palms, one half of the causeway in clipper cove boulevard are all closed. there is a lot of coordination right now with utility relocations, with at&t and puc
around the water enterprise. and the geotechnical work is mobilizing. and improvements are under way on the forest road detour realignment with the intention of closing mccullough road following fourth of july weekend. on the marina, this past month supervisor kim called for consideration of existing uses in clipper cove in planning for the marina. treasure island has met with the treasure island saving center as well as leading advocate for the other centers of the cove about further refinements of the marina. as they progress, we'll bring updates back to the board here. the resolution from supervisor kim was heard at the land use
committee. the hearing was well attended. the item was passed out to the full board. where it was agenda yesterday, but not voted on yesterday, but continued pending the conversations between treasure island enterprises and other users. on the project front, the wbi final map was recorded on april 19 and permits have been issued for utility work on ybi. also on april 19, the state lands commission heard our request for certifications of all future navy transfers as well as authorization of temporary and permanent transfers between tida -- well from the department of labor to tida, throughout the duration of development. so that clears that hurdle for us. we continue to work with public
works and other city agencies to bring the subphase one final map to the board of supervisors before the august recess. and we're also working with navy to schedule the 4th land transfer which will include the existing school site as well as the childcare center. one treasure island graduated their second class from the asbestos abatement training program in partnership with laboring local 67 and echo bay. enrollees are at work abating buildings 215, 216 and 330 that are all to be demolished this summer to make way for the water water treatment plant. 257 that is adjacent to the
housing provider bungalows, which was previously abated by the program is being demolished as we speak and will be demolished by the end of the week. that space we're going to lease out to a storage provider that is relocating from port property to the island. and they are actually performing the demolition there. we will continue working with the department of labor. we executed the temporary construction easement with the department of labor to relocate their entrance to 4th street off of avenue h. so we can close the avenue c entrance to their property. and continue working with them on permanent construction easement as well as long-term plans for the property. also, this last month, netflix series wrapped up their filming on the island in building one.
and that program should be on netflix before the end of the year. they hosted an event with approximately 500 guests at their facility and on the adjacent portion of the great lawn on april 21. the treasurefest at the end of april was successful and incident-free. the traffic management measures implemented on treasure island road and mccullough worked well. the attendance numbers were not as high as some months, so we're continuing to prepare and refine plans for the may treasurefest, which will also be on memorial day weekend. so we're expecting kind of peak crowds. that concludes my report for this month. >> thank you. >> president tsen: any questions or comments by board members? i'll take it in order.
>> director richardson: yes, i just wanted to congratulate one island and echo bay, i attended the graduation. and i wish people could see the kinds of folks that we're helping. i just want to reiterate here, that having worked as part of what we're doing here goes a long way, because peoples' lives are being transformed. the individual stories are outstanding. so i just want to say that to the public and everything that we take our job very seriously in this commission. it also needs to be congratulated, because we need to go further to making sure at the end of the day, that's all i'm getting out of this, is let those people at risk have a second chance. and we're doing that, so thank
you, cheryl and to echo bay. >> president tsen: mr. samaha. >> director samaha: i have a question regarding the marina, bob, and it made news when the land use committee voted that out unanimously to the board. so where do we stand as tida board? if there are changes, they're renegotiating the parameters of the slips and the number of slips and sizes and all that, does this come back to us for review? >> yeah, i would likely bring it back to the tida board for approval of the modified terms. it certainly would be a smaller marina based on the guidance that has been given. and that might affect the rent terms that -- we'll have to see
what they can manage as a smaller footprint and then look at the pro forma for that, update our appraisal from the department of real estate and their consultant and just look at the economic terms. so with the footprint and the economic terms changing, i plan to bring it back to the tida board. >> director samaha: we were to present the tida board decision? >> i was at the land use committee, yes. >> director samaha: ok. >> president tsen: just remind the board that in fact, beyond the board of supervisors, on the marina issue, it also has to go to bcdc, so it is not through with the regulatory process. so it may be several iterations before it comes back. >> director samaha: thank you, chair. yes, you know, what we approved was a maximum envelope with the expectation that as they went through the permit process with
bcdc, that through the analysis there as well as weighing the two charters of the bcdc, which is bay conservation and development and other uses, that the size of the marina might change. so again, if those changes were material and affected other terms of the lease, we would also bring it back again at that point. >> president tsen: good. >> director moss: thank you. bob, i guess i sort of have whiplash on the clipper cove thing, because i understood a while back that that supervisor peskin and supervisor kim actually worked out an agreement between the actually effected parties, so it seemed like
things were moving forward in a positive direction. so maybe you could explain why then the stoppage, just a little more infighting we're seeing? >> yeah, i think you know, as you saw in the testimony here, with supervisor kim and supervisor peskin's office were involved, had sat down with the saline center and treasure island enterprises to mediate a compromise, but there were also parties, hunter cutting spoke here several teams, who were -- didn't necessarily buy into that compromise. and with the delays of the leases being heard at the board of supervisors, there was a fair
amount of folks to testify there as well as lobby the supervisors' office to introduce the resolution that was introduced. so we're taking that under advisement and we'll work to revisit the plan and try to come up with something that all parties can buy into. >> director moss: will this delay the construction or add costs? >> we hope that it can be resolved in a quick time frame. as you know, treasure island enterprises has a loan from division boating and waterways to help finance the design and construction of the marina, so they really need to be within construction by the end of 2019. so, if we're able to resolve this and come up with compromised plan we could carry forward to the board, and they
could work through the bcdc process, there would be some delay, but it shouldn't add significantly to construction costs because if anything, there is going to be a smaller footprint. so the main thing we want to do is make sure we continue to coordinate with the land site improvements for utility services and other things that are starting to happen now with the anticipated layout of the marina. >> director moss: again, seems like things were going and then it stopped. what if there is a fourth group that grabs supervisors? >> yeah, i think the intention will be to try and work through a compromise here as quickly as we can, move the leases through the board so the project moves quickly, so that hopefully all the parties are now at the table
or in the conversation. and we can avoid more parties through the passage of time that aren't currently aware of the proposals. >> director moss: thank you. i just wanted to give my congratulations to the graduating class. it's so awesome what is being done there. i didn't make it to that particular one, but i'm sure there will be many, many more, so congratulations. thank you. >> director lai: i have a question about the navy transfer. in light of all the news around testing and i think my recollection is that they're also the cleanup company for treasure island and i believe a couple of years ago, there were some inconsistencies with their
findings on treasure island as well. just curious whether or not there needs to be some sort of peer review or additional review prior to the next transfer given that it's sensitive? >> yeah. there have not been any concerns raised about tetra tech's work at treasure island. they are a large organization. and has multiple operating divisions. the division that is currently working at the island with the navy is tetra tech emi. they work primarily in an administrative role where they're preparing studies, work plans, and keeping meeting minutes for the navy's restoration advisory board minutes and circulating documents to dtsc, et cetera for
review. tetra tech ec is the division that was involved with the problems at hunters point. in conversations with the navy and dtsc that provide oversight to the navy's work, that seems to be isolated to a group of individuals within that were working on the hunters point project, although tetra tech ec has done work on the island in the past, in the reviewing that work, and the way the samples were handling, neither dtsc nor the navy feels there is any evidence of a problem on treasure island. so at this point there is no
reason to delay the transfer. one of the things that is standard practice to have either split samples or confirmation samples taken at the same time, and we're talking about radiological work, to either have split samples or confirmation samples that are independent. split is where an individual sample is taken and divided between the laboratory. confirmation is cdph is simultaneously taking samples of the site. that should avoid the problems where there were samples that were improperly taken or handled or falsified as was the case at hunters point. >> president tsen: i would ask if you could put that into a
memo to the board. it's justifiably a concern that has been raised in the public and it would be helpful to have a written memo that summarizes what you said. >> sure. >> i want to just make a comment with regards to the marina. i concur with commissioner dunlop. when i voted on granting the long-term lease to both the marina, i think the conditions is live and let live. i mean we -- this commission spent over a year asking about parties to go back to negotiations and needs to be conveyed to the supervisors and all the other regulatory also that at some point, the sailing center agreed with the proposal at one point and then they went back and there were other
interests. we know in the course of the life cycle of any land use matters, there are always folks on both sides. at the end of the day, though, this commission will need to really look at the infrastructure, the cost, and the development of the marina. that is going to be that. who is going to bear the cost at the end? we need to structure a plan. we understand the importance of the sailing center, all of us here, like what our organization is doing and want to make sure they have a place on treasure island. we also understand the need for a marina, because again, it is a public-private enterprise. so as we travel along, and all things need to be conveyed and for the regulators also want to talk to the commission, because i think we're available.
and again, let's be cognizant we do not undermine the entire development or cause any further delay because then it's not good for anyone. i just want to make that record statement. >> president tsen: thank you. any other comments? any public comments? yes, mr. beck? >> i just wanted to clarify a comment i made in response to director lai's question. as it relates to tetra tech's work at treasure island, when i said there were no concerns raised or identified, i'm speaking by dtsc, navy and the oversight division. there have been some advocates who have raised concerns, advocates that have been involved at hunters point have questioned whether tetra tech's island and other locations means
that there could be a wider spread problem. so we're acknowledging that question has been raised in the press and the community. and i know there is a hearing scheduled at the board of supervisors, i believe it's land use next week, on the issues at hunters point. so we'll continue to mon they are that as we go forward. >> president tsen: i think we have to have confidence in the regulatory agencies that are overseeing the testing, so it would be helpful for us to understand what the issues are. we look forward to that memo from you. thank you. ok. so, next item, please. >> item number 4, communications from and received by tida. >> president tsen: are there any questions or comments on communications that we've received? hearing none. >> item number 5, ongoing
business by board of directors. >> president tsen: any issues that the directors would like to bring up. yes, mr. dunlop? >> director dunlop: yes, this is sort of general and might have worked out better with the treasure island director report, but i just wanted to sort of maybe next meeting or as needed, get some sort of indication as how some of our businesses on the island are doing with the change. it might have had some serious impact for some. some it might be a benefit. but i would like to see what financially, are some people unfortunately being forced out because of costs and because they don't have the customers anymore? or if that's not the case, that would be great.
i should note there are very visible signs there, and so that is a good thing. but again, some of our businesses are sort of stuck at the end of no man's, because of this. so i'd just like to see how they're doing and what else we've done other than the visible stuff i already mentioned. thank you. >> president tsen: ok. so next item? i'm sorry. >> just a quick question on when we might be hearing an updated report on the ferry topic? >> i'll work with the treasure island mobility management agency, i'm thinking probably june itc might be a good time for that update, but i'll work
with them and see when we can bring it up. >> thanks. >> item number 6. consent agenda. 6 a, approving the minutes of the april 11, 2018 special meeting. b, resolution approving and adopting a 2018 represent schedule for the sublease and property management agreement between the treasure island development authority and jon stewart company. c, resolution approving the budget of the treasure island development authority for fiscal year 2018-19 and authorizing the treasure island director to enter into work orders for service with other city departments, professional service contracts and agreements with service provided. >> so moved. >> president tsen: all those in favor? the ayes have it. next item. >> item 7, planning for second treasure island subphase application.
>> just a quick introduction to the item. with work beginning in the field on the first subphase, they're getting ready to embark on the next subphase. so that will probably be coming to us around the end of the year. but wanted to introduce the topic, because as i said during my director's report, things are moving in the field, but we have a number of areas where we need to be working in the background to plan for the future as well. >> we're the principle engineers of the project, working closely with cmg. i'll be presenting today with pamela conrad from cmg, going over both the two stages of work that is next for the island, stages 2 and 3.
they're excited. thank you for having us. our agenda is to go over the team, the key members of the team. discuss the stage boundaries with you, the overall project schedule and project overview. as mentioned, we are a civil engineering firm and the prime consultants on the project. cmg is a key member of the team. i consider them to be a coprime, because basically we would be leading the effort with the infrastructure, cmg is leading the effort with the street scape and open space areas. and so as i mentioned, cmg would be leading the landscape architecture. we're working closer with the ngo preparing the geotechnical criteria we have to incorporate into our plans. the shoreline engineering will
be done by moffat and nicol. we're kicking off, this is spring, the early parts of the project. with the anticipation of presenting in the summer of 2018 some initial materials on the subphase applications for both phases of the project. with the final applications being submitted late this year, fall, winter, 2018 and the permit submittals for construction occurring in the spring of 2019. pamela is going to go over the project overview and the different phases of the project. >> thank you, rich. hi, everyone. good afternoon, thank you for having us. i'm pamela conrad and i am just thrilled to be back here on
behalf of ticd to kick off the next phase of the project and i'll have an overview of the work. no new information today, but just kind of refresher of where we left off from the first major phase, which is most of the area that you see here in red. has been developed up to a schematic design level and that was included in the major phase application. there are two areas within the red boundary. the pink area. it will be new. that will be part of the first stage 2. and then the blue, within the red boundary, will also be part of stage 2. so there are new areas added in and then essentially those areas will have to get up to schematic design level before we can move forward. so this is diagram that shows you the two stages that we're moving forward with, stage 2 and 3. stage 2 is 46 acres and stage 3 is about 14. and it includes a wide array of
different kinds of open spaces. so we're excited to be developing 2 and 3 open spaces. we're going to be urban downtown core, vibrant plaza spaces. east side commons parkway will be much more neighborhood serving, community building, park and open space. and then there will be waterfront open spaces as well, so clipper cove and the eastern shoreline park and pier one. as far as the streets go, what is included, all the streets within the diagram boundary i showed you earlier. it will include streets that are large, more boulevards and connectors. there will be more residential streets, smaller scale streets that will be within the east side neighborhood. and then there will be waterfront streets. so clipper cove avenue is one of those streets. so just as a refresher for
anybody that might be new to this project. we just start off quickly with the transportation overview. it's kind of important how it sets up. how the street grid operates. so, essentially, buses come on and off island from the east bay and san francisco. they come from both sides of the bridge. and then through the island and then they loop around in counter clockwise fashion in the area we call the intermodal transit hub. all those buses drop off in the same loop, they drop off and pick up people in front the ferry terminal. the ferry is a key component to the island. also are the on-island shuttles, there is two networks of on-island shuttles, one that goes to the east side neighborhood and one to the city side neighborhood. then if you remember from the
master plan days, we developed sort of a range of street types. so we categoryized these into different families, based on the location they were in. certain streets would be designed one way because they're in a neighborhood, others different because they're in the retail or downtown part of the island. so i'm going to walk you through as a refresher these different street types and get into the open space characters. so clipper cove which is along the retail block of this portion, you can see here, it's one of the waterfront streets. at this location it's of the intermodal transit loop. you notice this street section is a little wider on clipper cove and adjacent is the promenade. and then as you move forward east on the island, that road gets narrow. because you don't have the same buses that are looping around. so you can see that this section gets more narrow, but then you
also have the promenade adjacent. and all these streets are lined with palm trees, recalling the historic palms that have been there back since the golden gate international expo in 1939. and then that same character sort of wraps around avenue g next to the center. there is also special street within the phase called the retail street. this is on this one block that is highlighted on the plan. i'd say this is probably the most active urban vibrant street in the whole island. this is location which will be special in terms of pavement and the trees we select. there is places for people to sit. it's lined with retail and so it will be a bustling kind of area that we'll make sure to design in a really special way to reflect that character. we're designing it with opportunities for safe pedestrian crossing and opportunities to block off the ends. so we'll have a community event or farmers market on the street
on the weekends. limited parking, but ample areas for people to spend time on the street, socialize with neighbors. avenue d will sort of share the similar character because it's adjacent. and then california avenue, sort of the grand boulevard, one of the two on treasure island. it moves east to west and it's on the opposite side of the retail block, also with the intermodal transit hub, so the bus layover zone. we have a two-way cycle track and dedicated cycle track facility all the way up to east side commons. this is part of the connector block that is really important to the bike facility. and then again as you move further east, this the street section narrows down and we have bike lanes back on the street, because there is movement of the bikes already moving through the
eastern commons. then the streets that i mentioned that were really all about residential character, we call the garden streets. and they're a smaller scale, they're going to be less volume, less speeds. there is going to be people hanging out, socializing with neighbors, places to sit. lots of different trees and plants. a vibrant neighborhood like many of the neighborhoods in san francisco today. we're making sure that when those streets interact with the east side commons, which is the linear parkway, to be really safe to make sure everyone has a safe crossing opportunity for the continuity of the parkway. there are streets that serve functions. this is a windrow street next to the farms and those are windrow streets so we have large trees that will block the wind and move across from the golden gate all the way to the farmland and recreation fields. 4th street is another condition and we have the adjacent with
job corps. moving into the open spaces, i mentioned a wide variety of things to do. wide variety types of character. so then moving into the building 2 plaza, this is positioned between the mixed use retail block and building 2 which use is to be determined, but it might be grocery or market hall. we imagine that people will want to sit in the public open urban space and socialize with neighbors, maybe wait for people, wait fort shuttle, and so it's really designed to be a flexible and open space. building 3 plaza, we call it a plaza, it also has function of the parking lot, but we're designing it in a way that it
can be shut down on weekends to perhaps events or markets. it's a higher quality paving material and may be permeable so this is still going to be a nice urban space that people will pass through from building 2 and building 3. moving to clipper cove promenade, this is the main pedestrian and bike thoroughfare along the clipper cove edge of the island. there is a two-way cycle track that is dedicated and promenade along the water's edge to watch the marina and the sailing center. and there is palm trees separating those different modes of travel. east side commons is a new park type to us. it's neighborhood supporting facility. a linear parkway that connects
the entire east side neighborhood. there will be unifying elements like trees, that will connect the spaces all together and promenade pathways. but the idea is that each one of the blocks has a special program or character. so the first block, because it's adjacent to the building 2 plaza, it's more of a welcome block with entry plazas and gardens, places for people to sit and socialize. very flexible to hold events. moving to the second block is more pavement i would say. -- playful i would say. it's a place for children and families to play, meet up, could be swings, all that will be developed in the next phase. but here's ideas about what we're thinking for the potential of the space. and the last block is focused on the dog exercise and dog socialization and people that like to interact in that way
that their community. what we see is something for everybody in this commons area. we'll be treating the storm water within the space so it will be important to look for the spaces. the eastern shoreline park in pier 1, that was not up to the schematic design yet, so we'll look at ideas discussed about the program for this space. some things that were mentioned previously were potential event space, potent beach. so we'll be coordinating with the sailing center to see what is the best use for the area, including the pier. and then lastly, one additional item to consider with the design of the space, we had the opportunity to participate in the oakland museum competition for the bay bridge deal. we put in a proposal and were
selected. so this image represents 30 of these steel i-beams that we won for the island and they're to be placed in this park and this sort of fashion. it's very conceptual, so we'll have to explore if this is the best location or not, but we thought it was amazing québec city to the bridge, the view to the bridge and the québec ci c to the steel of the past. thank you. >> president tsen: thank you for the overview. before i take questions, though, let me just say how delighted we are that we're actually planning for the second phase. even while we're just starting construction, but it is certainly a step forward so we're very glad you're here to give us your overview of the plans. i think we worked very hard in
the first phase. seeing the overview of all that is going happen on the island. and i think that there was some good adjustments you had made from the original design development document, which was actually put together in 2010, 2011. so there has been some time that has passed since this original document was adopted by the city. and by the board of supervisors and has become the guiding principles that we're using for the master plan for our development. i think that things have happened and certainly, for instance, mission bay is a product of its time and its master plan. it's been eight years since that original design for development
was adopted. and i'm hoping that as you look forward to the subphase 2, that you're incorporating some of the new thinking and new ideas into the new plan. just as an example. the rise of autonomous vehicles, they weren't around back then, and now it's been a central part of the discussions about mobility. and so i would like for you as you think about subphase 2, to also think about those types of changes. and specifically i think it has to do with the street scape plan. my thinking on this has always been that the width of the streets was too large. and in fact, what you see in mission bay is very large streets. this is an island.
and so we really have a chance to make it more intimate. and so i'd like for you to look at that. because when you look at the street scape plan for some of the boulevards, tell me what is the largest width? i think it's 74 feet, from curb to curb. some you take the sidewalk over maybe even 100 feet wide. so this is a chance for you to maybe relook at that. and particularly as you look for instance at the boulevard clipper cove, which is very important avenue of course, because it's going to be the major boulevard where the transit comes. but if you look at those streets, particularly the smaller, i know there is a hierarchy of streets. you have some which are much wider because you've got the shuttles and the public transit,
but others, the guiding streets, the more intimate, but often have parking on it. so there is going to be a question of how much parking do we have to have? do we have more drop-off zones for those autonomous vehicles which is such a problem in the city of san francisco, because you have this interference of parking and then you've got the drop-off being done in the middle of the street by the autonomous vehicles. i think we can solve those problems now as you look at the design of the streets and look again to see if there is ways to decrease the width. i know the fire department and dpw have their engineering requirements, i understand that, but i think there also has been a great movement in the way that we look at streets from a planning perspective. and see if there are ways that we can make those streets more
intimate. so i would urge you to take a new look at that with those aspects. but, the other thing that i would like to note is, it's wonderful because this plan has a lot of open space and park land, and in fact that is a hallmark for the master plan of treasure island, how much we're dedicating toward open space, parks and the public realm. 300 acres of the 500 is going to be open space and park land. i think it's important for us to make it into walkable, bikeable, and that is our goal. i think that is shared by the design team as well, to make this into a new neighborhood that is in fact very walkable and bikeable. where you can get around, it's an island, without the use of a
car. and so i applaud you for making the changes and i know that there was a lot of adjustments to the bikeway and the type of bike lanes there were. and again, as you look at these new street scapes, maybe think again about how to make that even better for those pedestrians and bicycles. some streets are only six feet wide, some go up to eight. but again, in those areas where there is going be a lot of pedestrians, you might want to think about how you might make those sidewalks wider, maybe if you take away a lane for parking, it becomes available for that pedestrian space. it's something that you can look at. the other thing i'm concerned
about is the clipper cove avenue. which is really one of the major streets that is going to be on the island. and it's right along the cove. and it's going to have modest character as you've shown with palms lining the waterfront, very oriented, and i think it can have a wonderful character. but i worry about with the width of those boulevards, is that the street becomes an obstacle between the water's edge and what happens on the interior side. so you have the housing on the interior and then the water's edge and promenade you're trying to develop. how do people access that? and how do you make sure the boulevard doesn't become an obstacle between where people live, where people are going to go to sit at cafes and the waterfront? because we in fact have such an
opportunity to make that water's edge active. so the crossings, because they come at intervals, but what they do about mid block crossings. and i know that you're trying to balance between allowing the vehicles to have good access, but that let's not forget about the pedestrian and pedestrian flow. that is just as important as making sure that the streets are flow for vehicles. i would like to see the streets flow for pedestrians as well. so those are just some comments to begin with. we're very excited you're here at this stage. it is the next phase. it allows the next phase of development to occur, because of the infrastructure for that. and very excited about winning the rebar from the bay bridge, or the steel.
are they paying for it to be transported to us? >> they're already on island. >> president tsen: oh, good, excellent. >> they're ready to go. >> president tsen: thank you for your team and your efforts. we're all so lucky in some ways, so privileged to be able to work on this project, because in fact we are making a new neighborhood for san francisco. and we really appreciate the design professionals and engineering professionals who are working with us. and let's just do the very best we can. thank you. i'll go to my other commissioners. >> director richardson: thank you, pamela and your name again? rich. i see you everywhere. fulliway i want to focus on the street scape. in the previous discussions we've had, we made it clear and you've been able to demonstrate
to that extent that the shared pathway and if for instance, the retail center, this is where we're having cars and also pedestrians. there is a particular user that i'm really concerned about. and we conveyed that. the ada. in fact, in looking at the street scape network plan that we talked about at length, we made it clear. i would love to see in your plan, some dezzing i nation, some -- designation, indicators that the ada is ingrained in there. i don't want that to be adaptation. i know you agree with me. i want them to be able to convey, this is what we're doing here, over 300 acres plus, treasure island is that place in
north america that is going to have the opportunity for the walking, for the biking, but we need to be cognizant. i want to make this plan a gold standard that others can emulate. that is the reason why all the discussions we had before, so i would like to have your plan, go back and really look at your going to be having crossing. the ada community is comprised of the visually impaired, people with immobility, seniors, all those. treasure island should belong to them. in san francisco, one of the flaws we have, even with san francisco, you will find that our city is still incompatible, we're not making it easy for them to cross the street. we're not making it easy.
that should be corrected on treasure island. so that goes back into your plans, i would like to see the entire network and where you have actually designed to make sure that is reflected. the other thing is that, yeah, you know, the bay steel, in the diagram you showed, that was kind of blocking the bay bridge. we can incorporate that and find places where it will integrate. the island is big enough that we can find a location that it could standing alone like a structure and compatible with that. it's not blocking the view. but it could still be considered as a sculpture. and if you wait until the end of the meeting here, because you know that we have a very active art program, and we would love to incorporate that as part of
the structure that is part of that art and open space for the island. so when you're done with your drawings, let's see what it looks like. and we might be able to debate that and compare that with the arts selection community. and see where we are. so those are the things i think this is great. we're moving along and we're almost there, but please, i would like to see redrawing of the entire network plan again to incorporate that suggestion that i just said. thank you. >> president tsen: mr. moss. >> director moss: thank you. this is all really exciting and looks great. i have a general comment or request for all of the architects producing renderings. i hope this is possible, i ask that we include more communities of color in the rendering
itself. i just went through the whole thing and i see only white people. that is a thing with architectural renderings, it's not a new thing, but i would like to show mission housing tenants, communities of colors, this is going to be treasure island and i would like them to see themselves there. because this is going to be for everyone. and you know, i think it is something we strive toward, it will make the program seem as equitable as we know they will be. thank you. >> director dunlop: thank you. really love the way it's shaping up. obviously, your listening to board and the community. clearly, because we just represent the community. and what we hear and what feedback we get.
the island itself is known for many, many things. and most of them very good. and one of them, in particular is it's a great place for sports and all sorts of sports. so i saw there is the baseball fields. and you know, there is -- gosh, there are so many different games played there, particularly like the irish games, hurling, ca knowingy, hurling, lacrosse. there is a huge lacrosse event this weekend. and of course baseball. gaelic football which is amazing to watch. so i just hope that many of the fields are definitely multiuse and that you've worked with perhaps the gaelic association and wanting to make sure that
there are many traditional sports that we all know, but some of these other ones also have -- this is perhaps the only field for some of these on the island. so i just want to really stress the importance of that. and again, i think it's shaping up really well. i believe our president's comments about mission bay, which i think was a great plan having been on the board, but i also see, you know, the big wide -- the whole idea of the wide boulevards. you know, ending up in the bay. it looked nice. it looked really nice, but clearly it has its faults. especially for an island.
so just again, i think it's a great plan, it's moving forward in a very positive and inclusive way. especially inclusive if we get people of color. anyway, thank you so much. >> director lai: thank you. i also echo that i think this looks overall like a really good well thought out comprehensive plan. i particularly like the separate designation of uses along the commons park. i think that's a really cool concept. i also second president fei tsen's comments about the promenade paying attention to allowing mid block crossing and more blocks that are extra large, some of the blocks that
are really big. i have walked around mission bay quite a bit, and i have to say it's not particularly walkable. so that's not something we want to replicate here. i'm not sure if public seating is part of the design program, but if it is, it's important to focus on designing places for people to pause and enjoy the promenade and views of the cove, that perhaps we can design a mixed type of seating or resting places similar to the ones, the newer ones we saw along castro seat, where it's leaning seats, not necessarily like a bench seat. and then i'm not sure if this part -- whether this is part of this current phase, but do we consider signalling or stop signs type of vehicular circulation as part of the effort? ok. i didn't really see a slide that
explained which streets are intended to be signalled versus like a stop sign. are there some you can point out? >> let's see. it's been a while. >> president tsen: you will be bringing it back. >> i think it's primarily stop signs. >> director lai: it would be helpful to see that information in one of the slides, because it helps me envision the pace at which you expect the traffic to be flowing. i think that would influence our opinions on what type of street scape should be there. and then i had a question about why the bike lanes don't exist along the retail streets? at least it's not shown in your section.
>> one thing about the retail street, it is one block long. it's not -- it's just between building 1 and hangar 2. it's along the center line of those buildings, so it's not really a circulation, a destination, but it's an interior street. >> director lai: so if people want to ride their bikes to the retail store, they park at the end of the block and walk down. >> or it will be a slow traffic street. so you can share. >> i think we would have share on the streets. >> director lai: ok, understood. and then question of why the setback area for avenue d, f and g are raised, or is raised above -- >> i think that's allowing for stoops. is that what you're...