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construction, on the water front and working in the ship repair industry and actually, started some of the first projects. i can see the pier, 30 and 32 deteriorate, since i gun working in that area, and it is really sad, and to see the opportunities in the beginning and we missed the opportunity of the cruise ship terminal
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there looking towards the bay bridge and so that i think they have done the outstanding job in toning this down and building open space, and building open scaries and really providing an excellent addition to the missing place in the water front and so i urge you to move this forward, thank you. >> is there any further public comment? >> hearing none, commissioners? >> questions or comments? >> on the first slide that you showed maybe, it is my imagination, but does the embarcadero get narrow at that point, or is it still the same still, three lanes?
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>> the answer is no. simply the entrance for the vehicle support access is placed in the middle of the site. >> okay. >> i like what you have done and dropping the part that, and that is really, makes it look nice and her yeah, there was a lot of public comments on the parking. and we talked a little bit about the parking? >> yes, of course. >> is there going to be parking in the stadium itself? >> there is a number of vehicular support facilities on the site and there is also, there is for loading and other to the site and as you know, in
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addition to this being a basketball venue, it will be used for cultural and other activities and related to entertainment and so that those could have it under fleeting the plaza and there is parking spaces for the fire station and dedicated to users of the arena. >> and so that will be down on the mezzaninelevel? >> you can't see it because of the way that we have made the design is that the green lawn that rises up from the south, takes you up to plus, 28 and underneath all of that is where the support facilities are for vehicles. i am sorry if i spoke too fast, there is only one way in and out of the site. we used to have it at the north, west, corner and now we have moved it to the center and
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it has three lanes and those lanes can be reversed and they fall, i don't know if we can pull up the site plan but that access point falls within the zone where the left turn lane is on the embarcadero so that they can easily be managed in the events and you can see the left turn lane there and the access point for the cars
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>> he talked about the public viewing box? >> yes, there is a ramp, and an outdoor ramp that clings to the side of the building and is it rises up from the event plaza and it wraps around the south and wraps going up to the north east corner or the north east edge of the arena itself and it reaches to plus 88. from that spot, you can view out and there is one view of it and you can also view into the event center and you can view north to the north east to the financial district.
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you can move to the pier level in multitudes of way, and you kind of climb up and there is a list that takes you down and you can move freely on the site. >> i understand that now. and that is a brilliant idea. >> what are we using on the perimeter on the board to keep it altogether? >> during construction. >> yeah. >> there will be construction and mitigation, and facilities on the site that will insure that there is no poe lunt ants or at least nothing that is
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going into the water as a result of the construction process, and it might negatively effect the water quality and the details are to the worked out >> i want to thank you for a thorough and a good presentation. i have a few questions, but, i think that i do agree with sue hester in that we need to be more transparent and i think that we do need to have some type of hand out or something because it is hard for me to refer to the presentation right now without being able to and if i had had in the event it i would be better prepared for the questions and so i am just
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going off the cuff with a few questions but i really enjoyed td presentation, it was thorough. it you tell me what the local hire support will be? and if there are any ld goals? >> >> the local advocacy
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community, and in our defense but also including the myriad of non-profit stake holers and it has us complying with volunteering to comply with the city's local hiring ordinance and commit to 25 percent of the arena construction jobs, and for the san francisco residents to provide the on-ramp and getting trained in the force and be able to build this arena. and quite exciting and we also entered into agreements with the current unions that operate over in oricle and to allow for the right of transfer for those workers currently in the local, and also, car check neutralty for the whole arena.
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we are still working through the lb out reach program and how we will engage with that stake holder community and where we are just starting to get going on that as we speak. >> and definitely, we look forward to hearing more about it. >> look forward to telling you more. thanks. >> i do want to say that i personally would love to see the warriors come back to san francisco and i think that it would be a great opportunity for us and i think that we need to do it in a responsible transparent way. thank you very much for your presentation. >> first of all i would like to say that i appreciate the presentation and also, i am really glad that everyone came out today, because not only did you talk to the commissioners you are talking to every citizen in san francisco. that is watching this.
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nothing is a slam dunk in this city, this is one of the most engaging and educated group of citizens that watch and monitor and they believe in transparency and i want to say that i know that the president will follow up on this but that today, this commission, and this is just an informal presentation. and there is no action that is going to be taken and so i don't want anyone to think that the commission and the president will follow that up. and here here to listen and i was hoping that rick was in the room because i wanted to talk to him and i was hoping to hear from the advisory committee because in a lot of ways it is the commission and the conscience and she has been involved in everything but i like to hear from rick, because i think that one of the questions in front *f us today is san francisco ready for primetime are we ready for primetime? >> well. when this whole process started it was moving very fast.
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the commission and the they asked them to slow down and they regroup and i think that elder roosevelt said it best, and have you to do one thing a day that makes you scared. and i think that this probably makes a lot of people scared when you think about this but i really want to hear from rick, because he is the team leader of this. he is bringing the vision of the owners and they have recreated themself and trying to advice the citizens and the advisory committee on how we make this work and be the good citizen and how do we make this work? and now we have to ask ourselves, san francisco has a marquee name and we have a world class cruise terminal. how can san francisco not have a world class basketball, and it is more than basketball, it is for the whole area.
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>> people will be coming from everywhere and for myself, i am liking what i am hearing and i hope that corinegets up and talked and rick i need to talk to you, you are the boss. i had to put you on there. and about six months, rick and so if i have seen you and your team here you have regrouped and come back. and could you tell myself and the commissioners and even the community because everybody is watching where you are going and what you have been up to and i would like to hear to you personally. >> that is the question as it relates to the pro-yekt and i am glad, and listen, and it is such an honor to be working
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with craig, and since this if you look at his work around the world and i go and look at the museum of modern art every day to see what the new treasure that we are going to have for the city. and the it is committed to 18 months ago, we accepted it has to be a design worthy of a site in san francisco and number one to has to be 100 percent privately finance and no general fund money and no new tax dollars that will be allocated to make your project happen. and i guess, you know, number three, you have to embrace, the process, that is san francisco.
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what you saw today we are proud of and because the engineers and doing difficult things, the last time that we presented it was the smallest arena in the nba, it took an incredible amount of work to make that smaller to craoe act to the info that we had.
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>> and it turned into something, that becomes a place for everyone in the bay area, to enjoy, and now, i understand that we understand the impact, on the neighborhoods. and but it is not the water front is not only for the neighborhoods to enjoy, we have to be responsible, and i think that we are being responsible in terms of pursuing a transportation plan with the city, that addresses very legitimate concerns and we are at the top of the list of those who have those concerns and we are the entity putting one billion dollars into this project and it needs to work and people need to get there and people need to enjoy the percent of getting there and everything that happens when they are there and i hope that the way that we are judged and it is up to you to judge us by our actions what we have done has been true to that process that we laid out and we have i am braced the process and i think that the results that you see today are indicative of our
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approach to this to try to create something great for san francisco in 2017 and generations to come. >> thank you, we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> and i do have a couple of questions, and then i would like to kind of make some general comments and i guess, getting into some of this. so what i heard is the three lanes in and three lanes out, but they could be six lanes in and six lanes out and so i think that... >> and i have some confusion and, there are three lanes only. >> total? >> okay, you can do it like on the bridges, they change it. okay. >> so i guess that at some point there will be study of how that works in terms of the three lanes in and how that works for the number of traffic. how do we view this in relative context to the other stadiums?
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>> i think that orracle, or the words play more typical, than urban location like we are talking about here and we park up to 5,000 cars for the event and orricle arena which has bart as the only option and nobody walks, and so we capture every car that attends the 20,000 person event and the facility is only 10 percent smaller in terms of the capacity than what we currently play. and so that kind of gives you an idea of what the number and normally associated with the facility and we think that it will be critical to the project and it is designed into the architecture of the building because it will never be seen and i think that the point that he made earlier is the one that gets lost in the design discussion is that this is not
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a single purpose stadium like a football or a baseball stadium this is going to accommodate events of all kind, entertainment more than sports oriented and because of that, i don't know, the group up here probably daisy fans, and when that would come in or the tenors and five and six semis, come with them to unload and load. this is lows them to disappear and the work that gets done, of putting on events is never is seen but also it accommodates at what we think say minimum number of parking spaces that are or will make the entire city function at its pique efficiency. >> the amount of parking that is available and will be available in the neighborhood in terms of because you obviously with 18,000 people and 500 parking spaces and even the public transit is not going to support the people who want to drive.
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>> true. and there are 16,000 parking spaces within a 15-minute walk of the site. part of the problem with the way those spaces are used now, and used during the day, and for office traffic, and they are empty at night and so part of our challenge here, we hope from the technology standpoint, is how do we figure out a way and it can't be that hard with the technology that exists today for somebody to be able to utilize the empty parking around the site, that is within an easy walking distance and frankly the transit availability of the public transportation is the most attractive part of the site for us, and between cal train, and muni and bart and transbay terminal. and the ability thousands of giants fan do to walk from their homes or from their businesses to the site which is unavailable to us now. >> okay, thank you. i want to echo what my fellow
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commissioners and adams said what this represents to the see and also to see the warriors come back to san francisco, and i do want to say more about what this process is about. and not about to let the project at this point as he pointed out, we are in i think a multiphased and as some of the members of the public have said that we are seeing one piece and we are not seeing the whole project and there are other pieces in terms of the residential towers of the hotel and obviously, and in this commission talks about the traffic congestion as well. i saw peter here, and that will be one of the key issues that the commission wants to address and we don't just own the arena we own the embarcadero, it effects the area and the
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pressure being put on it and that is not being entered today and it is under the study and i think that it is important for the public to know that what we saw today, was an update on the design and not taking any action, and we are here to make any comments to hear the public and make any comments it is going to go to a full, cac advisory committee meeting today and if there is any other gaps that have not been addressed, that the public feels is important, that the design team will take a look at and i think that they have taken into consideration and we want to commend them for making the changes and i think that the flow within the site are based on the way that it was presented does indicate that the flow within the site has been really comprehensively and i think that we now need to understand the flow around the site in terms of the traffic and everything else that is probably or was not on the topic of the day but that is something that the commission is interested in understanding but as manies of you know that one of the things that i am advocating is understanding how water transport is going to play into this as well and the surface transportation as well as the parking and all of that.
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so i think that is on our minds and i think that it is an improved design and it is a beautiful design, and i think that it is, we do want to see something, iconic on the water front. and i think that it is a legacy for all of us. and we do want to continue to make san francisco a world class city known for everything that we do here in terms of the structures and the entertainment and the sports that we provide is equal to our stature and i think that is not to ignore some of the considerations that we have in the neighborhoods and others. and we just need to keep working on step by step and, so this is just one more step in the process and it is meant to be answer to everything and i think that is the way that we understand it and the commission and we expect and look forward to having more progress reports. on all of the other components as well and because this is just one component that we saw today. thank you very much. >> commissioners, i just wanted to take a moment also, to
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expand on the president's mention of the advisory committee meeting. and just to let the commission and the vote know that there will be an advisory committee at pier one. today, this evening, at 6:30, we will be able to hear this presentation in more detail and will be more of an opportunity for the members of the public to delve into all of the issues that were raised here and then, and greater detail, so again, at pier one, and in the bay side, conference rooms, on the ground floor. >> thank you. >> and i also want to mention, what commissioner brandon said and i think that transparency is important and so it might be helpful when you come back next time if we have more time with the events and hand outs so that we can digest it better. and those of you who are working with it every day, and i mean that it is embedded in your memories, but for this parachuting in, it is kind of hard for us to catch up so quickly. so we do make that suggestion to you for next time.
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thank you. >> all right, any request of approval of two leases between the port, as landlord, and affordable self storage, inc., a california corporation, as tenant for locations within seawall lot 349 (pier 70) in the southern waterfront: (i) lease no. l-15690, for a mini-storage facility, comprising approximately 74,742 square feet of paved land (resolution no. 13-45); and (ii) lease no. l-15691, for vehicle parking and self-storage containers, comprising approximately 144,818 square feet of paved land, subject to approval by the board of supervisors. (resolution no. 13-46). >> good afternoon, president ho and commissioners i'm with the port real estate division. and the item before you, contains two new ground leases with the affordable
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self-storage inc located on sea wall lot 349 in the pier 70 development project area. both leases require approval by the board of supervisors and in accordance with charter section, 9.118 due to anticipated lease revenues in access of 1 million dollars each. and i would like to give you a brief summary of some of the terms and conditions of each lease. >> lease number, l, 15-690. has an initial term of 58 months, with up to five, 12-month options to extend the lease with the port's full discretion. the lease premises, have an approximate area of 74-742. and the commencement days is january 1, 2014. and the use will be for operation of unlimited storage facility and consisting of the temporary placement of the portable storage containers and
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administrative offices. and the base rent for a year one of the initial term will be 24,664 dollars per month or 33 cents per square foot. rent, in subsequent years will increase three percent annually. and maintenance and repairs of the premises, and utilities and services provided to the premiseses, are tenant responsibilities. with regard to lease number l15691, this lease has the term of 31 months. and the lease premises comprised approximately 144,818 square feet. and the estimated commencement date is january 1, 2014. the use will be for storage of vehicles, trucks, buses, and self-storage containers. the base rent for year one will
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be $47,698 per month or 33 cents, per square foot. rents will also be increased 3 percent annually in subsequent years. maintenance and repair of the premises and utilities and services provided to the premises are tenant responsibilities. and the real estate division staff rec mens approval of the proposed leases and adoption of the two proposed resolutions and i will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. >> i have one question. >> so moved. >> sorry. >> do you have a second? >> okay. >> a second. >> second. >> okay. >> is there any public comment? >> now, commissioner, murphy? >> well, just a one, question
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on this company affordable, and they are presently leasing i take it with the port, and how lng is that or how long of a lease do they have, prior to this? new lease? >> good question, and it was a multiple year lease. i don't have that in front of me. >> maybe it is not that important. and i am just referring to, on the lease number 1 5-69 or 690. >> yes. >> to the paragraph that they have and the configuration. >> and reconfiguration? >> yeah. >> it sounds like it is a great negotiation tool for them? >> yeah. >> and actually, this precipitated by the forest
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city, in the event that forest city, well, let me back it up with regard to this lease, initially forest city gave us phasing projections for the entire area, and so initially we are looking for a ten-year lease on this site. and then, they looked at it more closely and then, said, five and a five now, it is 58 months and five, one year options and due to their proposed development, they want to have the flexibility to say, we don't need all of it, we may need a portion of it, so that we want to, reduce it, and have you move off of the site. and so that it will not impair the development, but yet, still allow the port to have a revenue stream until all of the lease area is acquired by forest city. >> yeah, i understand that, with as the forest city is going to be ongoing there for ten years. and but,