City Boasts More Than 200,000 sq. ft. in New Business


City staff announced that Alameda’s Economic Development Division helped new business and business expansion activities during 2017, to the tune of some 200,000 sq. ft. in new business activity in the city.

• Exelixis, a cancer drug developer, signed a 10-year lease for 110,783 square feet in two buildings at the Harbor Bay Business Park. The company has rights to expand into an additional 170,000 square feet as space becomes available.

• Sila Nanotechnologies is expanding into an additional 32,500 square feet on Mariner Square Loop for total footprint of 65,000 square feet. Sila is a battery design and materials manufacturing company.

• The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is completing tenant improvements on 65,000 square feet at 1201 Harbor Bay Parkway. The FDA plans to move into its new location by summer 2018.