On Point: About that park …
A while back, I wrote a piece about a park that had been planned for the northwestern tip of Alameda Point but was absent from SunCal’s development plans. A SunCal rep said that one of the reasons they hadn’t made plans for the site was that the Navy was still working out contamination issues there.
Thursday night, the Navy showed members of the Restoration Advisory Board – the citizen group overseeing their cleanup efforts – what they hope will be their final plan for cleaning up the piece of the Point where the park was to sit. Good news for park lovers: They plan to clean up the site for recreational use. Bad news for park lovers: The Navy’s cleanup plan could put a crimp in what was envisioned for the site.
The Navy’s plan would cap a contaminated runway area on the shore with four feet of dirt. Board members said that area is where the Bay Trail would go, and they questioned the wisdom of having people walking there. And don’t even think about catching a sunrise or lounging on the beaches, because they’ll be covered with chunks of protective concrete riprap.
The Navy hopes to have its final Record of Decision for the old landfill site – or IR Site 1 – by September 17. If I can find a copy to link to, I’ll get it up here.