Seawall Lot 337 Committee Meeting Notice - October 1, 2007



Ann Lazarus, President

Kimberly Brandon, Vice President


Monday, October 1, 2007

5-7:30 pm

Port's Offices at Pier 1, Bayside Conference Room

The San Francisco Port Commission has established a Committee of Commissioners Lazarus and Brandon to convene a series of public meetings to address the planning and development of Seawall Lot 337 (SWL 337), located south of China Basin Channel, bounded by Third Street on the west, Terry Francois Blvd on the east and Mission Rock Street to the south.

Draft statements describing the development objectives and criteria for SWL 337 were released for public comment, and the subject of public meetings in June and July. On the basis of the public comments received since then, staff revised the development objectives and criteria for discussion and finalization at the October 1 meeting. The Port is preparing a Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQ/P) to invite development proposals for SWL 337, which will include the final development objectives and criteria. The developer solicitation process also will be discussed at the October 1 meeting.

1. Roll Call (5:05 – 5:10 pm)

2. Introductions and Agenda Overview (5:10 – 5:20 pm)

3. Port and Planning Department Presentation: Open Space and Urban Design: a Context for Development of Seawall Lot 337 (5:20-5:50 pm)

Dan Hodapp and David Alumbaugh of the Port and Planing Department staff, respectively, will provide a presentation on open spaces and urban design characteristics from other waterfronts and urban settings that set a context for the qualities that the Port is trying to achieve in new development at SWL 337. This presentation will include an overview of the Draft SWL 337 Development Objectives and Criteria.

4. SWL 337 Development Objectives and Criteria Discussion and Comments (5:50-7: 00pm)

Meeting attendees will be broken into small groups to facilitate review of the SWL 337 Draft Objectives and Criteria. All attendees will be reconvened to report the comments made, which may result in further refinements.

5. Discussion of Developer Solicitation Process for SWL 337 (7:00 – 7:20 pm)

Port staff intends on proposing a two-step solicitation process. First, a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to invite developers to submit information regarding their qualifications for developing this site, along with development concepts they believe respond to the development objectives and criteria. The development concepts received from those developers that meet the qualification criteria would be presented to the public to provide the community and developers an opportunity to directly exchange information regarding the development and public benefits expectations for SWL 337. This public review and exchange phase would then be followed by the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase, whereby developers would be free to submit their development proposals (as may be refined based on the public discussion and exchange) for selection by the Port Commission to engage in exclusive negotiations for the development of the site.

6. Public Comment (7:20 – 7:30 pm)

7. Adjourn Meeting (7:30 pm)


Explanatory Documents: The Port Commission Committee meeting notices, staff reports and supporting documents are available to the public on the Port's website at, and at the Port's offices, at the Reception Desk, at Pier 1, San Francisco. If you have questions about this effort: Contact Diane Oshima at or (415) 274-0553.

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