Alameda News

Developer Tim Lewis Communities (TLC) has scrapped plans to build housing at Crab Cove. TLC withdrew its development application from the city on Nov. 19. TLC is still moving forward with plans to develop the Del Monte warehouse site on Buena Vista Avenue.

In June 2011, TLC won the auction to purchase the property from the federal government. The East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) also bid on the property. On July 1, 2012, the City Council approved a measure that rezoned the site from government office to residential. EBRPD sued the city over the zoning decision.

The Alameda Health Care District Board welcomed a new member and a new Alameda Hospital administrator on Monday, before launching into a spirited discussion about its future in the wake of an affiliation deal that handed day to day management of the hospital to Alameda County’s public health system.

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Fundraiser set for Tuesday, Dec. 16

McGee’s Bar & Grill is holding a fundraiser for the Alameda Police Officers Association (APOA) Tuesday,
Dec. 16, to help the association acquire new gym equipment.

McGee’s, located at 1645 Park St., will donate 10 percent of bar and grill sales between 6 and 9 p.m. that Saturday to the APOA.

"The idea came about when two local businessmen offered to help out," said Alameda police officer Craig Rodrigue. "That’s why I love serving this community. People are always looking to help others."

Town Center moves forward; BEQ development on hold

The City Council voted last week to approve an exclusive agreement with Alameda Point Partners to negotiate a deal to develop a 68-acre waterfront town center at the former Naval Air Station, despite opposition from residents who think the lame duck council should wait and let the new council decide.

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Last July, the City Council heeded the will of the voters and zoned federal surplus property on McKay Avenue as open space. As a result, Tim Lewis Communities (TLC) — the company developing the Del Monte warehouse property — defaulted on its contract to purchase the MacKay Avenue property from the General Services Administration (GSA). TLC walked away from its plan to build 48 houses there.

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