Board of Directors - September 20, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
September 20, 2017 - 1:30pm







September 20, 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

Paul Giusti


2.         General Public Comment
There was no public comment.




  1. Approving the Minutes of  the June 21, 2017 Meeting


There was no public comment.


Director Tsen moved the consent agenda.

Director Richardson seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


4.         Torpedo Building and Surrounds

            Bob Beck, TIDA, reviewed the Torpedo Building and the Bay Bridge Value Engineering Proposal. The Torpedo Building was constructed in 1891 on the East point of Yerba Buena Island. The building was transferred to TIDA in initial Navy transfer in May 2015. It is zoned for mixed use with no defined reuse plan and the structural shell is lacking utility services. It has been within the Caltrans controlled project area for the better part of the last decade. Caltrans is to construct new USCG Security Gate and restore access to Torpedo Building. Constructing public access improvements reutilizing Pier E2 would have lower cost than removal. Public access improvements that complement Torpedo Building reuse and activate the area. TIDA will continue to collaborate with Caltrans evaluation.


5.         Treasure Island Geotechnical Update

            Joe Antonio, TICD, presented an update on geotechnical improvements and construction status. Yerba Buena Island work is commencing and the geotechnical contractor is preparing to mobilize on Treasure Island. YBI improvements include domestic water system and water tanks, fire hydrants, storm water treatment system, storm drain system and outfalls, sanitary sewer system, sanitary sewer pump stations and force main, telecommunications, electric and gas systems, surface roadway, bike and pedestrian facilities, and landscape and irrigation.

Treasure Island causeway geotechnical work is anticipated to begin in the first quarter of 2018 and finish in the third quarter of 2019. Mr. Antonio reviewed traffic impacts and traffic control plans. TICD Community Outreach continues with the installation of changeable message signs, TIDA website updates, advertisement and flyers, regular monthly meetings at Ship Shape, poster board session prior to November on-island meeting, and the TI hotline at 888-469-0797.


            Director Richardson commented on including Job Corps and Mark Connors TI Newsletter on distribution of informational flyers.


6.         Evaluation of Unsolicited Third Party Land Use and Development Proposals

            Bob Beck, TIDA, presented guidelines for the evaluation of unsolicited third party land use and development proposals. Individuals may submit materials or address to the TIDA Board during public comment and by submitting written materials to the Board. Ideas brought to staff will be evaluated according to their nature and existing plans and agreements. Mr. Beck reviewed the entitlement and transition documents that provide framework. In vetting unsolicited proposals, they must have consistency with development plan vision and principles, have solid feasibility analysis, financing and financial impact, consistency with Tidelands Trust and/or Land Use plan, and consistency with environmental assessment.


7.         Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

Directors request a discussion of modular structures on a future agenda.


8.         Adjourn 2:50


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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