Tidewater Day Use Area Expansion Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Tidewater Day Use Area Expansion Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project consists of adding eight acres of parkland to Tidewater Park at Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline in Oakland, Alameda County. Features include nature play structures and a natural playground, an outdoor classroom, family picnic sites, a multi-use open lawn, and new overlooks toward San Francisco Bay. In addition to the play features, the project adds 0.5 miles of new internal trails and repaves 0.1 miles of San Francisco Bay Trail. It also includes a staging area consisting of a new parking lot, boat storage area, water fountains, and a restroom facility. Over half of the area was will be planted with over 200 trees, over 800 shrubs and perennials, and four species of grasses, comprised of over 90 percent native species and a small number of non-native drought-tolerant trees.

Contact Information

Virgilio Cuasay
Agency Name
California State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Katy Hornbeck
Agency Name
East Bay Regional Park District
Job Title
Grants Manager
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Tidewater Ave
Total Acres
State Highways
Other Location Info
Approximate center of the expansion area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 14, Sections 15304 and 15183
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15304 exempts minor alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. The project involves grading on land with a slope of less than 10 percent and filling of earth into previously excavated land with material compatible with the natural features of the site. Section 15183 allows a streamlined environmental review process for projects that are consistent with the densities established by existing zoning, community plan or general plan policies for which an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was certified. The project is consistent with the City of Oakland’s Central Estuary Area Plan and associated Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR), associated General Plan amendment to designate the project site as Parks, and associated zoning changes to designate the zoning as Open-Space Regional. Consistent with Section 15183, the project’s impacts are addressed in the SEIR and by uniformly applied development standards. Accordingly, no additional environmental review is required.
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