The multi-phase projects at Oyster Point is a public/private partnership that will redevelop the 80 acre site with 2.3 million square feet of office/R&D space, a 350-room hotel, 40,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, and a 3.8-acre recreation complex. The location includes a former landfill underlying a portion of the site and a new regional ferry terminal that was opened in 2011.
The environmental issues included traffic congestion, air quality and greenhouse gas emissions, sea level rise, biologically-sensitive coastline, sewer line capacity limitations, and issues related to the former landfill such as subsidence, run-off and hazardous waste. The EIR was a program level analysis of the entire Master Plan and project-level review for early-phase development projects. Rebecca Gorton, Senior Planner, was the Project Manager and principal document preparer.
Speed was one of Lamphier-Gregory’s major contributions in this case. The Final EIR was completed just one day after the close of the Draft EIR comment period, including technical responses to comments and coordination of revisions with a team of lawyers well into the evening hours.