BCDC to Discuss Ferry

BCDC to Discuss Ferry


A representative from the city of Alameda will discuss details of the proposed Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal plan in front of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) next Tuesday, June 7.

Alameda Point CEO Jennifer Ott will lead a collaborative that includes a representative from the Water Emergency Transportation Authority and two marine design teams, to give a presentation about the project in front of BCDC’s design review board. 

The design review board will examine the project details to make sure it follows BCDC policies. There are three main criteria the design review team will look at, according to the meeting memorandum: 

  • Public access to the terminal site, to ensure “diverse Bay-related activities and movement to and along the shoreline, barrier free access for persons with disabilities to the maximum feasible extent, an ongoing maintenance program, and be identified with appropriate signs,” according to BCDC policy.
  • Views, which will look into how the terminal will affect the views of the lagoon for pedestrians. 
  • Circulation, which asks how the project will affect commuting to and around the project site. There is a proposed 26-foot-wide pedestrian promenade and a 12-foot-wide bicycle path along the project site.

The terminal will be located along Ferry Point Road at the eastern end of Seaplane Lagoon. Along with the terminal, the project includes a waterfront pedestrian promenade, a bike lane, a transit kiosk and a parking lot. This meeting is a pre-application review. Before construction begins on the terminal, BCDC needs to approve the project plans. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2020.

This special meeting of the BCDC takes place at 1 p.m. at Milton Marks Conference Center, San Diego Room, 455 Golden Gate Ave. in San Francisco.