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Yesterday, Golden Gate Fields had its turn in the spotlight at a public meeting held by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to discuss that location as one of the six possibles on its shortlist for its second campus. Richmond, Alameda and Oakland have all had their chance to shine, and Monday August 8th will see a pitch by Wareham Development for a Berkeley/Emeryville site.

Tonight Aquatic Park West, the only site that is 100% in Berkeley, will be presenting its case.

The site is co-owned by Michael and Steven Goldin and the Jones Family. The Goldins would act as partners to Forest City, the developers of the 12.5 acre site off Bolivar Drive. As it has done at all the meetings, the Lab will talk about its requirements — UC Berkeley’s Professor Jay Keasling is among those who will be on the platform today — and members of the public will be invited to share their views.

The video above is part of the Aquatic Park West presentation.

Information about the Berkeley Lab’s second campus search can be found on its website, as can videos of the Richmond and Alameda meetings.

The meeting starts at 7:00pm at the Frances Albrier Community Center at 2800 Park Street in southwest Berkeley.

Live from Berkeley Lab’s Golden Gate Fields meeting [08.03.11]
Berkeley sites for Lab’s second campus in the spotlight [08.03.11]
Berkeley bids for second campus fly under the radar [07.15.11] 

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...