Monday, May 9, 2011

Three Berkeley sites on Berkeley Lab's shortlist for second campus

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has selected six sites in six East Bay cities as the possible location of a second campus, Berkeleyside has learned. Three of the six sites are either in Berkeley or partly in Berkeley, according to knowledgeable sources who asked not to be named.

They are:

--The Richmond Field Station. The University of California already owns this land, and it is presumed to be the front runner for the second campus.

--Golden Gate Fields -- This 30-acre parcel sits mainly in Albany, although a section also sits in Berkeley.

--The Goldin brothers/Jones family parcel off of Bolivar Drive near Aquatic Park in Berkeley. This 12.5 acre parcel is the site of the old American Soils property.

--A 64 acre parcel known as the Brooklyn Basin along Oakland's waterfront.

--A portion of the old Alameda Naval Air Station in Alameda. The city has offered this land for free to the lab as a way to quick-start development of the old base.

--Wareham Development's sites straddling Berkeley and Emeryville.