Memo from City Manager to City Council regarding Awarding Contract in the Amount of $250,000 to Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, LLP (SOM) to Prepare the Town Center and Waterfront Precise Plan for Alameda Point, April 16, 2013


Scope of Work

Specifically, SOM will perform the tasks summarized below and detailed in the
proposed contract, a copy of which is on file at the City Clerk's office. SOM's work will
be performed in four tasks.

Task 1: Review existing documents and hold a kick-off meeting. SOM will review
previous Alameda Point planning and technical documents, followed by a project
initiation meeting to discuss the documents, site constraints, concurrent planning efforts,
and how they will inform subsequent tasks in the scope of work.

Task 2: Develop a conceptual framework for the Precise Plan. SOM will prepare a
conceptual framework for sub-areas within the Town Center and Waterfront area to
present and discuss with a Planning Board subcommittee, community and technical

Task 3: Prepare a public review draft of the Precise Plan. Based on the previous tasks,
SOM will prepare a public review draft of the Precise Plan, which is envisioned as a
"user-friendly," easy to understand document that is organized around graphics, tables,
and charts. The public review draft will be broadly circulated and presented to the
community, stakeholders, and City boards and commissions for public comment.

Task 4: Prepare the final Precise Plan. Based on comments received during the public
engagement process, SOM will prepare a final draft of the Precise Plan for
administrative review and Planning Board recommendation to City Council for adoption.


1. Map of Town Center and Waterfront Area
2. Alameda Point Community Engagement Strategy