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Council to hear Point presentations tonight

Submitted by on 1, September 1, 2010 – 4:50 am2 Comments

The City Council is set tonight to get a presentation from city staff on next steps for Alameda Point. Sitting as the Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority, they’ll meet at 7 p.m. today at City Hall.

In addition to next steps, staff will talk about applying the city’s new property management strategy to the Point and will ask the council to support plans to put a Veterans Affairs clinic and above-ground cemetery on a 549-acre portion of the Point.

Advance copies of the presentations weren’t available. But the council asked city staffers in July to put together a list of options for redeveloping the Point after effectively firing SunCal as master developer for the site. Councilman and mayoral candidate Frank Matarrese said he’d like the city to explore setting up a nonprofit corporation to manage redevelopment of the site, but Mayor Beverly Johnson said she wanted a fuller picture of the city’s options.

SunCal sued the city in August in an effort to stop city officials from moving forward on any fresh plans and to try to regain their seat at the bargaining table to develop the Point.

Stay tuned for more information tomorrow, after the meeting’s concluded. Or check it out yourself by tuning in to channel 15 on your cable dial or watching online.


  • Jon Spangler says:

    The ARRA/Council just approved a resolution supporting the VA’s atrocious proposal for a poorly-sited VA facility and a 549-acre transfer of land “on the cheap” (my phrase) by the US Navy, which told the VA “take all 549 acres or nothing” according to the VA’s own rep. And the VA, which has zero expertise or experience in dealing with endangered species, will be responsible for a 449-acre de facto wildlife refuge. Sounds like this is just ASKING for trouble, IMHO.

    And this proposal was brought to us by the same administration that brought us the war in Iraq…

  • EastBay2010 says:

    Did anyone see the Alameda Point presentation last night? I caught some of it online. Regardless of the positive light they tried t cast, the City is clearly starting from scratch with ideas ranging from creating a new ARRA board to revisiting plans that are a decade and a half old.

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