A Design rReview Board's Role in Developing Public Accessby Margit Hind, San Francisco Bay Conservation &, Development Commission, San, Francisco, CA, USA,
Abstract: In the past 20 years, the Bay Commission, through its permit process, has required that new public access be provided along more than 100 linear miles of the shoreline of San Francisco Bay. The paper discusses the legal basis for the creation and operation of the Commission's Design Review Board; the Board members' backgrounds; the Board's role in the Commission's decision-making process; the formulation of criteria for project review; and the Board's dynamic interaction with the permit applicants and how this process results in project design improvements. The final section of the paper describes three development proposals and the changes engendered in the projects following Board review.
Subject Headings: Permits | Public participation | Coastal processes | Bays | Linear functions | Shoreline
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