UC/Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Public Meeting in Oakland Highlights World-Class, Waterfront Site in one of America’s Most Sustainable Cities

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — In May 2011, the University of California announced six finalist sites being considered to serve as the second campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The finalists were selected following an extensive evaluation process. For each of the six finalist sites, LBNL is hosting a public meeting.

The July 27 public meeting for the proposed Oakland site will include presentations by LBNL representatives, City of Oakland officials and site developer Oakland Harbor Partners, LLC (OHP). A joint venture between Signature Development Group and Reynolds & Brown, OHP is the only East Bay developer among the six finalist sites.

The Oakland site being considered is nestled along the Oakland Estuary, just south of Jack London Square and the world-class Port of Oakland. In addition to stunning views of the Oakland Estuary and San Francisco skyline, the convenient, accessible waterfront site is close to public transit and a host of amenities for LBNL employees, including nearby Jack London Square, restaurants, the Oakland Museum of California, abundant outdoor recreation and Oakland’s revitalized, vibrant downtown.

A key competitive advantage to the Oakland site is that the major City, State and regional reviews have been completed and all of the basic entitlements are in place to accommodate LBNL’s second campus. This will save LBNL time and money.

WHAT:     LBNL Second Campus Public Meeting in Oakland

WHEN:     Wednesday, July 27, 2010 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

WHERE:    Jack London Aquatic Center, 115 Embarcadero, approximately ½ mile south                      of Jack London Square.

WHO:         LBNL officials, Mayor Jean Quan, City Council President Larry Reid, City Councilmember Patricia Kernighan, Signature Development Group President Michael Ghielmetti, City of Oakland Planning Director Eric Angstadt and scores of Oakland business and community leaders including Pandora founder Tim Westergren and Dr. Bert Lubin, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI).    

WHY:         Hear official presentations by LBNL, City of Oakland and Oakland Harbor Partners. Key officials will be available for post-meeting media interviews.

                     Record remarks from scores of business and community leaders voicing their support of the Oakland site for LBNL’s second campus.

Capture details on how the Oakland project site best meets the needs of LBNL.

Gather footage of the proposed waterfront project site and surrounding area.


Samee Roberts