Fort Baker Plan
The National Park Service is planning the future of the Fort Baker with the help of private, public and non-profit organizations. The non-profit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy will develop and manage The Institute at the Golden Gate, which will focus on current critical environmental issues. The Fort Baker Retreat Group, LLC, a private firm, will manage and operate a conference and retreat center called Cavallo Point, The Lodge at the Golden Gate. Fort Baker's three existing tenants, the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Travis AFB Sailing Center, and the United States Coast Guard will continue their programs at the site.
A Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) were issued for the Fort Baker Plan in 1999-2000. Following the ROD, the NPS and City of Sausalito came to an agreement to limit the size of the retreat center. Following this agreement, the NPS consulted with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) to approve a consistency determination for a revised project that limited the number of rooms for the retreat and conference center to 225. BCDC then issued a Conditional Consistency Determination (CD) for the project. The FEIS, ROD and BCDC CD comprise the environmental analysis for the project. The FEIS, ROD and BCDC CD comprise the environmental analysis for the project.
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