On Oct. 11, the Planning Board approved Astra Space Inc.’s application for an approximately 14-acre conditional-use permit for rocket research and development, light manufacturing, and indoor rocket engine testing in the Enterprise District of Alameda Point, the former site of the U.S.
Sideshow activity and drag racing at Alameda Point has now become a weekend routine. Despite community outrage and being given a host of ideas on how to curb the activity, the city appears to be
doing nothing about it. Even the private security detail is absent when needed.
Shell Oil, the owner of the property that houses the Pennzoil plant on Grand Street, has now demolished all the buildings and above-ground tanks there. The 4.1-acre site is bounded by Grand Street, Fortman Way, Ellen Craig Avenue and Hibbard Street.
The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) completed its beach and dune improvement project at Alameda Point in December 2020. The complete facelift comes on the heels of the city upgrading the nearby boat ramp. The area is accessible from Central Avenue next to Encinal High School.
A liquid solvent that is able to dissolve other substances can run, but it can’t hide from investigators, even 20 feet below ground. A toxic cleaning solvent called trichloroethane (TCE) was used to degrease metal parts in industrial operations at the Navy’s aircraft repair facility.
The proposed ecological wetland park at Alameda Point, known as DePave Park, is another step closer to becoming a reality. On Sept. 15, four members of the city council gave thumbs up to moving forward with seeking a $2 million grant to pay for a master planning process.