The “land-swap” package deal came before the Alameda City Council on Tuesday after the Alameda Sun went to press. The Sun offers this synopsis of the package that, as of this writing, pundits were predicting that the council would have already passed.
Harbor Bay Isle Associates (HBIA) president C. Timothy Hoppen has confirmed that HBIA has asked the city to pause its controversial application to build 80 luxury homes where the Harbor Bay Club now stands on Packet Landing Road. "We just said, ‘That’s enough,’" Hoppen said Monday. "We never intended to get into a fight with the community. That was never our goal."
At Monday evening’s Planning Board meeting, Roseville, Calif. homebuilder Tim Lewis Communities unveiled plans to build up to 414 lofts, townhomes and flats and 25,000 square feet of shops and restaurants in and around the old Del Monte warehouse at the corner of Buena Vista Avenue and Sherman Street.
Research this past week into the Tidelands property at Encinal Terminals revealed that the contract that sealed the "swap" 14 years ago involved not just the 6.34 acres that the Alameda Sun reported (AUSD, City’s New Land Swap Deal," March 6) but an adjacent 10.65-acre parcel. This means that the city is receiving 17.05 acres for $750,000.
Police claim Jackson Park site attracts bad behavior
In the early part of the 20th century Isabelle and George Clark lived in an apartment at 1173 Park Ave., just three houses from the southern tip of oval-shaped Jackson Park. In 1920, sometime after George died, Isabel installed a bench at the park’s southern tip to remember him.