Resident welcomes development

Editor:

As a longtime resident of Alameda’s "Bronze Coast," I’m watching the plans for the Del Monte warehouse with great interest.

I believe that thoughtful, multi-use development of this historic parcel will breathe new life into an area of the Island that’s been underused for far too long.

As a landlord and resident of the Island for 40 years, I know that if you give Alamedans attractive places to call home, while providing desirable, accessible services and amenities, like walkable retail sorely needed in the middle of the Island, people will want to live and play here.

I welcome this kind of progressive new development in my neighborhood and am excited at the prospect of having a new waterfront destination just steps from my house.

— Carole Glaser

 

Editor’s note: A term coined by local real estate professionals, Alameda’s Bronze Coast refers to the area along the old San Francisco Bay shoreline (north of the lagoons) between Oak and Paru streets. Central Avenue serves as the Bronze Coast’s northern boundary.

Carole Glaser