EmeryStation West Project Description

On February 16, 2010 the City Council approved an application for a laboratory/office tower and a parking structure located at Horton Street between 59th and 62nd Streets. The proposal involves removal of two existing surface parking lots in the 5900 to 6100 blocks of Horton Street in order to construct two buildings: the EmeryStation West building consisting of a seven-story laboratory/office tower on top of a two-level “podium” parking structure and the Heritage Square parking structure that would provide seven levels of parking.
The proposed approximately 165-foot-tall EmeryStation West building would be located immediately north of the Emeryville Amtrak Station and south of the Emeryville Post Office. It would enclose 358,451 gross square feet of space for parking, laboratory, research and development, office, building mechanical and building support uses. The laboratory/office tower would enclose 219,622 gross square feet of space of which 200,000 square feet would be rentable for laboratory, research and development, and/or office uses. The podium level would provide 148 parking spaces and 2,347 gross square feet of ground floor space for transit, retail and/or office uses, such as ticket-buying, travel and transit information, bike security, and car share information.

Plan Details
The project includes an open plaza on the upper podium level of the EmeryStation West building that would connect with the existing pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks. The proposed 64-foot-tall Heritage Square parking structure would be located on the east side of Horton Street across from the Emeryville Post Office. It would provide 600 parking spaces and 1,605 square feet of ground floor space for active uses such as retail, office, or office services that relate to the Post Office use across the street. The project also includes remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater on the EmeryStation West building site prior to construction of the proposed building.

The City of Emeryville and Emeryville Redevelopment Agency in conjunction with the State of  California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal-EPA), Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering approval of a Draft Feasibility Study / Remedial Action Plan (FS/RAP) for the cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination. The draft FS/RAP and the Factsheet prepared for the FS/RAP are available for viewing.

A number of documents related to the project are available for public review. These include the approved plans, conditions of approval, Planning Commission staff reportCity Council staff report and signed resolutions. The various sections of the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND), and the Response to Comments (RTC) can be viewed at the CEQA Review and Public Comment page for the project. 

Current Status
The Use Permit and Design Review permit approved for the project expire in January 2018. At the moment no building permit application has been made. For further details, please contact Miroo Desai at mdesai@emeryville.org or 510-596-3785.