East Bay Express: Golden Gate Fields Submits Bid for Lawrence Berkeley Lab, March 8, 2011


OK folks, it's looking like there is going to be stiff competition over the coveted Lawrence Berkeley National Lab second campus. A total of 21 proposals from eight cities were submitted to officials by last Friday's deadline. Each proposal is vying for what could be an explosive economic engine packed inside a 2-million-square-foot campus. Among the last-minuted bids was a proposal from Golden Gate Fields to put the lab on the Albany shoreline. However, Richmond, where UC Berkeley maintains a large undeveloped tract of land at its Richmond Field Station site, is still considered by many to be the frontrunner.