Shoreline Development Project Draft Environmental Report Now Available
The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the San Leandro Shoreline Development is now available for public review on the project website. The public review period begins on December 9, 2014 and continues through February 6, 2015.
As part of a public/private partnership, the City of San Leandro and Cal Coast Companies LLC propose to redevelop the 75-acre City-owned Shoreline Recreational Area. The proposed project includes:
- New 200-room hotel
- Conference center and office campus
- 354 housing units
- 3 new restaurants
- Parking structure
- Library/community meeting space
- Aquatic center/dock; small boat launch and kayak storage
- Outdoor recreational areas, including: picnic areas, a perched beach, bocce ball courts, pedestrian piers, two miles of public promenade including lookout piers and a pedestrian/bicycle bridge
The project also includes restoration of a natural shoreline along the interior of the harbor basin, refurbishment of existing public restrooms, and an aeration fountain in the harbor basin to aid in water circulation. Throughout construction of the project, continuous public access will be maintained to Marina Park and the shoreline nature path.
About the EIR Process
Per state law, local government agencies must consider the environmental consequences of new development projects before taking action on those projects. The Environmental Impact Report is designed to provide the public and governmental decision-makers with an analysis of potential environmental consequences to support informed decision-making. Following the public review period, a Final EIR will be prepared, which will include written responses to all oral and written comments received by the City during the review period. Although state law only requires a 45 day review period, the City has extended that timeframe to 60 days of public review.