Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative

Project Description
 
The Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative is an effort to gain a better understanding and insight about the northern waterfront’s historical and current economic role, and, in cooperation with public and private stakeholders, strategically plan for the northern waterfront’s economic future. 

Now Available
Contra Costa County Northern Waterfront Atlas - Digital Version (February, 2014)

A public forum was held on January 10, 2014.
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Approximately 50 miles of Contra Costa County’s northern waterfront, from Hercules to Oakley, is an important economic asset to the San Francisco Bay Area region. This waterfront has several unique features such as a deep ship channel, marine terminals, and it is served by two Class-1 railroad lines, Union Pacific Railroad and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.

"I want to bring together all the stakeholders on the county's northern waterfront, from Hercules to Oakley, to find out if there are any common projects we can work on together. That includes private industry, ports, and the waterfront cities. I believe if we act as a regional group, we can wield more influence than if each of us tried to act alone. The Northshore is one of the county's greatest resources and it is underutilized. I want to change that." Supervisor Federal Glover, Chair of Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors  

Google Earth Tour of the Northern Waterfront

Timeline and Input Opportunities
Board Actions
February 26, 2013: Board of Supervisor's Authorizes Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative
Board Order
Attachment 1: Draft Northern Waterfront Study Area

April 23, 2013: Board of Supervisors Approves Norther Waterfront Economic Development Initiative Work Plan
Board Order Attachment 1: Draft Northern Waterfront Study Area (Revised)
 Attachment 2: Draft Work Program and Timeline

Town Hall Meetings and City Council Presentations
Supervisor Glover and County staff presented a concept of the Norther Waterfront Economic Development Initiative at various Town Hall Meetings and City Councils in April and May of 2013.
Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative Power Point Presentation