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Submitted by on 1, January 13, 2009 – 7:45 amNo Comment

Last night the Planning Board laid out its priorities for the coming year, a list that includes expanding work/live developments, a soft story ordinance, an a host of new codes intended to make development in Alameda greener.

One of the items that won’t be moving forward right away is restoration of the old Carnegie Library, which is slated to become Planning and Building’s new home.

“Given the current economic climate, it would not be timely to do that,” Planning and Building Director Cathy Woodbury told the board.

Design development drawings are under review, and the department has completed a green development checklist. But that sounds like that’s about it.

Still, the library restoration is on the city’s list of projects they hope will be eligible for any stimulus plan Congress passes and President-elect Barack Obama signs, to the tune of $5.63 million. According to that document, the city could get the project going in 120 days.

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