Next Set of Point Plans Made Public

City of Alameda This map highlights the location of Block 6, left, and Block 7 along today’s West Atlantic Avenue at Alameda Point. The city plans to rename the street Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, which already exists outside the former East Gate of the long-shuttered Alameda Naval Air Station.

 

Next Monday, May 23, the Planning Board will host a public workshop to discuss and hear public comment on blocks 6 and 7 at Alameda Point’s Site A. In addition, the workshop will review the designs for West Atlantic Street (to become the western extension of Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway) and the Point’s new gateway. The board will also consider proposed street names for the side streets at Site A. The board will take no final actions at this meeting.

Block 6 includes 64 attached townhomes in 11 individual buildings of between four and eight units each. Each unit includes a private two car-garage and two or three stories of living space.

Block 7 includes 60 attached townhomes in a similar configuration as Block 6. The units are between 1,521 square feet and 2,357 square feet in size. Forty-four of the units have two-car private garages and 16 of the units have one-car private garages. All Block 6 and 7 units are three stories high. 

Current concepts for Alameda Point’s new gateway just west of Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway (called West Atlantic Avenue inside the former Naval Air Station) and Main Street include a landscaped plaza on each corner of the West Atlantic Avenue on the west side of Main Street. According to city staff, “These plazas will mark the entry into Alameda Point and the intersection of the north-south cycle track along Main Street and the east-west cycle track along West Atlantic/Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway.”

Plans also include a monument structure/bus stop that makes reference to the history of the Naval Air Station to mark the entry of the site. In addition staff is suggesting a large graphic or sign at Block 6 to mark the gateway. Staff suggests that the graphic or sign “makes reference to the history of Naval Air Station Alameda and relates to the graphics on the major hangers.”

At the workshop the Planning Board will consider proposed names for the side streets at Site A. All the proposed names were selected from a list that the Planning Board created and the Historical Advisory Board approved. The names recall US Navy aircraft and ships and include Ardent, Buckthorn, Coronado, Corsair, Skylark and York. 

The Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. 

 

City of Alameda The three-story townhomes on Block 6 will be one of the topics of discussion at next Monday’s Planning Board meeting.