Members of the Planning Board and the Alameda community were able to review details of the Master Plan for the rehabilitation, reuse, and redevelopment of the former Del Monte Warehouse 1501 Buena Vista Ave. at the Planning Board meeting last Monday, April 28.
The Master Plan laid out in detail the project’s configurations regarding the number of housing units, parking arrangements and possible commercial property locations at the site. The 11.5-acre site will include at least 309, but up to 414 housing units and as much as 25,000 square feet of commercial space.
Residents were treated to a variety of entertainment as part of the city of Alameda’s Earth Day Festival in Washington Park last weekend. Above, a youngster pedals his way to a sustainably produced smoothie, while other children enjoyed bean-bag tosses, other games, giveaways and prizes. Below, the Committee for a Sustainable Alameda, asked this question of people at the event: What are you doing to make every day Earth Day? Staff members of the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department organize the annual event.
A few dozen parents, preservationists and school staffers turned out Monday to offer their thoughts on proposed upgrades that could once again put students into Historic Alameda High School and replace dozens of portable classrooms, improve drop-off areas and boost security at schools across the Island.
At its Monday meeting the Public Utilities Board unanimously approved the fifth year of Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) five-year rate increase. Bills will reflect the jump in rates beginning July 1. Nearly all residential customers will see a $2.25 increase on their monthly billls.
The increase resulted from an assessment in 2010 that showed that AMP needed more revenue to meet higher power transmission costs and to replace a power contract that expires this year.