Board of Directors - October 18, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
October 18, 2017 - 1:30pm







October 18, 2017 1:30PM


Room 408, City Hall

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place


Committee Members


Linda Fadeke Richardson (chair)       V. Fei Tsen                  Mark Dunlop


Bob Beck, Treasure Island Director

Kate Austin, Commission Secretary



1.         Call to Order 1:30pm



Linda Fadeke Richardson

V. Fei Tsen

Mark Dunlop (1:55)

Sharon Lai

Jean-Paul Samaha (1:50)


2.         General Public Comment
There was no public comment.




  1. Approving the Minutes of  the September 20, 2017 Meeting


September meeting minutes were unavailable and will be approved at the next ITC meeting.




4.         Affordable Housing Construction Efficiency Opportunities

Bob Beck presented affordable housing efficiency opportunities being considered and pursued. Potential efficiencies include pooled insurance, construction general conditions, services spaces, replacement, operating and transition reserves, property management and operation staff, shared construction costs, and modular construction.


Barbara Gualco, Director of Real Estate Development at Mercy Housing, presented an affordable housing case study at 280 Beale Street. Ms. Gualco reviewed the property, challenges, financing, results, and lessons learned. The eight story property with 13 parking spaces was built in 13 months and totaled $28 million with a $200,000/unit subsidy. 280 Beale shared garage and building systems with adjacent market rate development. Lessons learned include that affordable housing requirements can be a challenge for non-affordable housing developers. Need to be very clear about requirements of lenders, investors, and regulatory agencies.


Director Tsen asked if land is included in cost and asked about potential savings, design work, and modular housing. Director Tsen asked TIDA to prepare a report with suggestions to reduce inefficiencies and costs.

Director Lai asked about cost savings and ownership of parking.


Bob Beck presented examples of modular construction in California and reviewed modular fabrication and construction. Modular constructed components can represent 30-65% of total project hard costs. Savings are derived from labor cost reductions, materials costs reductions, and fast-track delivery. On delivery, modules are up to 97% complete. Mr. Beck reviewed the Controller’s Office comparative analysis. Areas of concern include building trade concerns, industry volatility, affordable production space, and industry experience. Next steps include evaluating potential of modular construction for initial TI projects and to continue to explore other potential opportunities to create cost efficiencies.


Director Tsen suggested that modular manufacturers present to full TIDA Board and commented on seriousness of affordable housing and that TIDA must diligently pursue ways to save costs.

            Director Dunlop asked if Directors can visit modular housing to see what it looks like and asked about quality control of inspections.

            Director Samaha asked TIDA to look at making all housing on TI more affordable.

            Director Lai asked about method of delivery.

            Director Richardson asked about maintenance.


5.         Construction Update

            Bob Beck presented an update on construction work on TI and YBI. Mr. Beck reviewed YBI street improvements, TI causeway improvements, geotechnical improvements, traffic impacts and the traffic control plan. TICD Community Outreach continues with a poster board session prior to November on-island meeting, and their regular monthly meeting at Ship Shape.



6.         Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

There was no discussion of future agenda items by Directors.


7.         Adjourn 3:00


Relevant documents such as resolutions, staff summaries, leases, subleases are available at the Treasure Island Development Authority Office, One Avenue of the Palms, Second Floor, Treasure Island, and the Government Information Center at the Main Library, 100 Larkin Street.  Public comment is taken on each item on the agenda.


If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the TIDA Board of Directors after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at Treasure Island Development Authority, Building One, 2nd Floor, One  Ave. of Palms, San Francisco, CA 941130 during normal office hours.



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