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Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department
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Berkeley Municipal Pier-Ferry Project

Berkeley Municipal Pier & WETA Ferry Facility Planning Study Community Workshop #2
Date: August 10, 2021
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99422879717
Meeting ID: 994 2287 9717
Phone: +16699006833,,99422879717#
Mail your comments to: BMASP@cityofberkeley.info
Pier-Ferry Workshop #2 flyer
Pier Ferry Community Workshop #2 flyer

We will provide a summary of the results at the upcoming Pier-Ferry Community Workshop #2 on August 10th.

The Pier-Ferry Planning Study is in the public process phase. Multiple studies have been completed or have progressed to the point where community input is needed. We have started that process with four (4) Focus groups in early January, and then the first of three large Community meetings held on Thursday, January 27, 2021. The presentation slides and breakout group notes for the 1-27-21 meeting can be found below. The next scheduled chance for public feedback is a City Council Work session on February 16 at 6 PM. The goal of these early meetings is to receive enough feedback to determine multiple options for the discussion at the second community meeting in June of 2021. The goal is to get a final recommendation from community, City Council and the WETA Board by the end of the calendar year. Upon reaching consensus and identifying funding, the Design Phase would follow and include a second MOU between the City and WETA and all the needed environmental studies. The Design Phase is anticipated take 2-3 years (see page 8 of 1/27 presentation). 

To provide feedback on this study, please email bmasp@cityofberkeley.info.

BMASP & Pier-Ferry City Council Worksession 
PowerPoint Presentation Slides for 02/16/21 


Pier-Ferry Study Community Meeting #1 
Date: January 21, 2021
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93212728437
Phone: +16699006833,,93212728437#
Mail your comments to: BMASP@cityofberkeley.info
PowerPoint Presentation Slides for 1/21/21 meeting  
Breakout Sessions Slides for 1/21/21 meeting
Summary of Public Comments 

Pier-Ferry Focus Groups (4)


       City Staff

Consultant Team

  • GHD, Inc.
  • Sea Engineering – Underwater Structural Inspection
  • Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects – Architectural
  • Mott MacDonald – Coastal Engineering
  • Bluhon Group 
Project Information      
The City is working with a consultant to conduct a Structural Condition Assessment / Restoration Feasibility Study for the currently-closed Berkeley Municipal Pier.
This Restoration Feasibility Study will initially: (1) evaluate the existing structural integrity of the Pier, (2) develop conceptual restoration alternatives to facilitate reopening the Pier for public use in the most cost effective manner, (3) provide recommendations on rehabilitation priorities, (4) identify environmental and regulatory permitting requirements (5) determine cost estimates, and (6) depending on the results of the structural condition evaluation, the Study will explore the feasibility of ferry services at the Pier, and any ferry-related additional appurtenances that might be needed.
The assessment is complete (see below). It will be a guiding document to ultimately identity the feasibility and magnitude of improvements to the Berkeley’s Berkeley Municipal Pier.

The Berkeley Municipal Pier was closed in July, 2015 due to visually observed structural problems on the underside of the concrete decking and pilings.

Status: Planning
Schedule: The initial assessment will be published in early 2021
Funding: T1; WETA (Last Updated: January 2021)
Project Manager: Nelson Lam, Supervising Civil Engineer
Contact Info: NeLam@CityofBerkeley.info

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