Terraforming the North Basin Strip.
Is the North Basin Strip being reconfigured to block the sights and sounds of the freeway from recreation and wildlife areas? Or is this just topsoil storage?
The official story is that topsoil is being stored there for later use in the Meadow area. But as it is now being placed, the new soil would create a berm that effectively blocks freeway noise and sight lines, vastly improving the character of the North Basin Strip for both human recreation and wildlife.
See The North Basin Strip Barrier Berm for a short photo essay advocating a berm between the North Basin Strip and the freeway. The photos demonstrate that views of the Bay from the freeway would not be affected.