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File #: 2021-1042   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2021
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute the Easement Amendments for the Pathway Located Between 3227 and 3329 Fernside Boulevard and the Pathway Located Between 3267 and 3301 Fernside Boulevard, Substantially in the Form of Exhibits 1 and 2. (Recreation 10051400)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Easement Amendment for Pathway A, 2. Exhibit 2 - Easement Amendment for Pathway B
Title

Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute the Easement Amendments for the Pathway Located Between 3227 and 3329 Fernside Boulevard and the Pathway Located Between 3267 and 3301 Fernside Boulevard, Substantially in the Form of Exhibits 1 and 2. (Recreation 10051400)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

As part of the Tidal Canal transfer project in 2016, six public access pathways along Fernside Boulevard and Eastshore Drive were identified. A feasibility study considered information, constraints, and recreational options for the pathways. Following a community input process, the City Council provided direction for each of the pathways, which included updating the easements for the two pathways located between 3227 - 3329 Fernside Boulevard (Pathway A) and 3267 - 3301 Fernside Boulevard (Pathway B).

BACKGROUND

As part of the Tidal Canal transfer, the City of Alameda (City), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, transferred 84 lots of submerged land to the adjacent residents. At that time, City Council directed staff to conduct a feasibility study on three public pathways along Fernside Boulevard as well as three pathways on Eastshore Drive.

The Feasibility Study of Six Public Access Pathways on Fernside Boulevard and Eastshore Drive (Feasibility Study) was completed in August 2018 and can be downloaded at www.alamedaca.gov/pathways. A public engagement process was then conducted for input on the Feasibility Study and recreational options for each of the pathways.

The City has easements over a portion of Pathway A and Pathway B based on the original development map entitled "Waterside Terrace" that was filed August 30, 1912.

On October 1, 2019, the City Council approved updating the City's easements for Pathways A and B to maintain the public access along a 10 foot wide path from Fernside Boulevard that opens into a funnel shape ending at the water's edge. The City Council app...

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