Projects Under Planning and Design

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    • Aquatic Park Improvement Program (APIP) 

    Project Description/Purpose

    The APIP consists of a series of physical improvements to Aquatic Park intended to improve the hydrology and water quality of the lagoons, the wetland and upland habitat, and the user amenities. The first phase addresses the water quality and habitat improvements by increasing the water circulation and tidal exchange to bring cooler, more saline Bay water into the lagoons, which will improve habitat for invertebrates and fish, and the birds that feed on them. 

    Phase One also includes removing invasive non-native plant species and replanting with appropriate native plants. 

    Future phases will further improve the upland habitat and will provide user amenities such as seating, overlooks, better trails and interpretive signage.

    Current Status

    A “Draft Environmental Impact Report”(DEIR) has been prepared and now is being circulated for public review; comments are due to Deborah Chernin no later than Friday, December 28, 2012. A public hearing will be conducted at the December 3, 2012 meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission, beginning at 7:30 PM. A second public hearing will be conducted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the James Kenney Community Center.  

    Relevant Documents

    The “Aquatic Park Natural Resource Management Study” (NRMS), the “Aquatic Park Improvement Program” (APIP) Technical Report, Appendices, Summary, and Executive Summary, and the “Aquatic Park Waterbirds Disturbance Study” can be found on the Aquatic Park webpage.  

    Contact

    Deborah Chernin, Principal Planner 
    DChernin@CityofBerkeley.Info 
    (510) 981-5157

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    • Bay Trail Extension to the Berkeley Marina Design Plan

    Project Description/Purpose

    The Bay Trail Extension is a spur of the San Francisco Bay Trail that will provide safe off-road access to the Berkeley Marina and waterfront for pedestrians, bicyclists, and others. 

    Current Status

    Phase One of the Bay Trail Extension includes a multi-use trail from the San Francisco Bay Trail at the corner of West Frontage Road and University Avenue and continues to the South Sailing Cove parking area and is currently under construction. Completion is expected in Spring 2013. 

    Relevant Documents

    The Bay Trail Extension Design Plan and Mitigated Negative Declaration were adopted by the City Council on January 27, 2004. The “Bay Trail Extension to the Berkeley Marina Design Plan and Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration” are available on the following webpage: ………… (to be filled in)….

    Contact

    Deborah Chernin, Principal Planner 
    DChernin@CityofBerkeley.Info 
    (510) 981-5157

     
    • Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Master Plan

    Project Description/Purpose

    The City is developing a Master Plan for Berkeley Tuolumne Camp to identify a series of improvements to be implemented over the next twenty years. The improvements will increase accessibility through the camp, remove structures from within the flood plain, and improve the drainage, the trails, and areas will be revegetated.

     Current Status

    The Draft Master Plan is being reviewed by the United States Forest Service (USFS), the owner of the property. Once approved, environmental documents will be prepared and circulated for public comment.

    Relevant Documents

    When it is completed, the Draft Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Master Plan will be available on the City’s web site.

    Contact 

     Deborah Chernin, Principal Planner 
     DChernin@CityofBerkeley.Info 
     (510) 981-5157 

    • John Hinkel Park—Phase 1 Renovation

    Project Description/Purpose

    John Hinkel Park was designated as a City landmark in 2001. Measure WW grant funding will be available for improvements to the park starting in 2013. The City will conduct a community process to solicit input on the priorities for these improvements. 

    Current Status

    The community process is scheduled to begin in mid-2013.

    Contact

    Deborah Chernin, Principal Planner 
    DChernin@CityofBerkeley.Info 
    (510) 981-5157

     

    • Ohlone Dog Park Renovation

    Project Description/Purpose

    Measure WW grant funds will allow the City to improve the grading, drainage and other aspects of this well-used dog park. 

    Current Status

    Two community meetings were held in September 2012. Preliminary plans are scheduled to be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission at their January 2013 meeting. 

    Contact

    Brad Ricards, Project Manager 
    BRicards@CityofBerkeley.Info 
    (510) 981-6437

     

    • South Sailing Cove Dock Replacement

    Project Description/Purpose

    The City has been awarded a grant to prepare plans to make a series of physical improvements in the at the South Sailing Cove at the Berkeley Marina. The improvements include: a) replacing the two existing small boat docks (east and west docks); b) constructing a new restroom; c) paving the existing parking lot; and c) identifying a windsurf rigging area.

    Current Status

    Plans are underway and expected to be completed in April 2013. At that time, the City will apply for construction grants.

    Contact 

    John Mann, Waterfront Manager
    JMann@CityofBerkeley.Info
    (510) 981-6737

     

    • Terrace View Park-Phase 1 Renovation

    Project Description/Purpose

    Measure WW funds are available for improvements atTerrace View Park. Several community meetings were conducted to determine priorities and in 2009, a Master Plan was developed. The Phase 1 renovation focused on the Lower Terrace and basketball court area and on improving accessibility.

    Current Status

    GSM Landscape Architects was awarded the design contract in September 2012. They are now preparing construction bid documents.

    Contact

    Deborah Chernin, Principal Planner
    DChernin@CityofBerkeley.Info 
    (510) 981-5157

     

    • Virginia-McGee Totland Renovation

     Project Description/Purpose

    The play equipment has deteriorated primarily due to poor site drainage. Measure WW funds will pay for improving the drainage and installing new play equipment and other improvements.

    Current Status

    Three public meetings have been conducted and the plans will be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission at their December 3, 2012 meeting.

     Contact

    Brad Ricards, Project Manager
    BRicards@CityofBerkeley.Info 
    (510) 981-6437