|CVS Plans New Location|
Published: Friday, 17 August 2012 01:30
The former Good Chevrolet site at 1600 Park St. may become a new CVS drugstore in the near future.
A postcard shows the 1950s-era Good Chevrolet showroom when it stood at 1600 Park St.
A large section of Park Street, formerly occupied by Good Chevrolet, remains in the same state it has been the past two months — empty.
The site is supposed to house a new CVS pharmacy, but the location has been unoccupied for the last two months. Currently, the location on 1600 Park St. — the property will occupy three parcels, 1600, 1618 and 1630 Park St. — is just a large patch of dirt and there are no construction crews to be found.
At the June 25 Planning Board meeting, CVS Pharmacy disclosed improved architecture plans at the board's request. The board was to make a final decision on the project on July 23.
Buildings associated with Good Chevrolet's showroom and service department were demolished earlier this year. The city of Alameda's Planning Manager Andrew Thomas and CVS Caremark communications director Michael DeAngelis did not respond to questions about the project by press time.
A similar project planned for downtown Sebastopol has met with opposition there due to increased traffic and a proposed association with Chase Bank.