In collaboration with the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency, SCAPE developed a regional master plan for six square miles on the shoreline of Alameda County, adjacent to the city of Hayward, CA. Drawing on the best available science, this master plan proposes a suite of strategies for adaptive interventions across the shoreline to mitigate the effects of sea-level rise on critical infrastructure; support the ecosystem health of bayland tidal marshes and mudflats; and enhance public access, recreational areas, and educational programming for adjacent communities.
SCAPE held a series of community engagement sessions including a shore tour of the coastline; interviews with key stakeholders; and conducted an online survey to gather public input on experiences of the existing shoreline, risk to public assets in the floodplain, and desired amenities in the project area. The report included an extensive analysis of the impacts of sea-level rise and groundwater dynamics on ecological, recreational, and built shoreline assets. After reviewing and collating this research and input, SCAPE developed a series of adaptation scenarios combining various nature-based strategies, engineered strategies, and non-structural strategies—framed within key policy considerations and the potential for implementation. The final preferred plan will be released in Fall 2020.
- Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency
Arcadis (Engineering), Convey (Community Engagement), SFEI (Science), Re:Focus Partners (Finance)