The Park District proposes to fill a gap in the San Francisco Bay Trail (Bay Trail) and make improvements within the existing Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Regional Shoreline. The project includes construction of approximately 2,300 linear feet of a new trail section of the Bay Trail to close the existing southern Bay Trail gap, as well as resurfacing and/or widening of approximately 1,600 feet of existing Bay Trail to the north and south of the gap segment. Improvements include: replacement of the existing two-lane boat launch, shoreline protection, parking lot resurfacing/restriping, and removal of a boat ramp. The District is also constructing 1-acre of new salt marsh habitat at the New Marsh to offset impacts associated with the development of the new bay trail. The District will be planting over 17,000 planting plugs from four different native salt marsh plants in this 1-acre area, saltgrass, alkali health, fleshy jaumea, and pickleweed. Construction is expected to begin in April 2021 with a tentative one-year construction timeframe. The project is funded by Measure WW and grants from Alameda County Transportation Commission's Measure BB, Wildlife Conservation Board, and California Natural Resources Agency.
Please see the links to the Notice of Determination, the Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration, and the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project below.
Community Engagement Meeting
On December 8, 2020, Park District planners and staff hosted a virtual Community Engagement Meeting to present up-to-date information on this project taking place at Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline.
Watch Community Meeting replay video on YouTube.
Community Engagement Meeting Flyer [PDF]
Download: Notice of Determination - May 2020 (1 pg.)
Download: Notice of Intent - Apr 2020 (1 pg.)
Download: MLK Regional Shoreline Bay Trail Gap and Improvements Project: Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration - Apr 2020 (148 pp.)