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Design your own Alameda Point

Submitted by on 1, January 24, 2011 – 12:03 amNo Comment

What would you like to see at Alameda Point? Homes, parks, businesses? The city would like to know. They’ve put a workbook online that anyone who has ideas about what the Point should look like can fill out.

The workbook allows would-be Point planners to dissect the pros and cons of other Point plans generated over the last 15 years and to lay out where they might like to see homes or apartments, offices and light industrial, maritime, recreational uses and more. It also asks for input on historic preservation and transportation and for any new ideas participants might have.

The city hosted a series of community forums designed to gather input on the future direction of the Point, and community members sponsored a pair of forums as well; they’re also hosting a forum for the Point’s existing tenants, on February 8. City staffers are now asking members of Alameda’s board and commissions to weigh in.

They’re hoping to present their findings in March and to offer three or four development alternatives in April. They’re hoping to have a development plan for the Point to submit for environmental review by July.

Alameda Point: A timeline

1996: City adopts Community Reuse Plan for Alameda Point.

1997: Naval Air Station Alameda closes.

2001: City selects Alameda Point Community Partners as master developer.

2003: City amends general plan to address redevelopment of Point.

2006: Preliminary Development Concept for the Point is generated; Alameda Point Community Partners quits as master developer, citing economy.

2007: Alameda selects SunCal Companies as its new Point developer.

2010: Voters reject Measure B, SunCal’s development plan for Alameda Point, in February; the City Council sends SunCal packing in July. “Going Forward” process begins in September.

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