Memo from City Manager to City Council regarding Response to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Request for Qualifications for a Second Campus at Alameda Point and Approve Issuance of a Request for Qualification for Developers, February 2, 2011



The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has issued a Request for
Qualifications (RFQ) to property owners for a second campus to consolidate current
programs that are located in leased space throughout the East Bay, and to prepare for
long-term growth (Second Campus). The Second Campus will consolidate
approximately 480 000 square feet of laboratory and office space in the first phase of
development (Phase 1). The Second Campus must also have the development
capacity for approximately two million gross square feet for future research and
development facilities to meet LBNL's long-term needs during the next 30 to 50 years.
The Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority (ARRA) has assembled an interdepartmental team to prepare the ARRA' s response to the RFQ, led by the City
Manager Office with collaboration from Economic Development, Community
Development, Public Works, and Alameda Municipal Power. Staff is also working
closely with planning, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, and environmental
consultants to prepare the response to the RFQ.