At last Tuesday’s meeting the city council considered a staff proposal to begin a major construction effort at the eastern entryway to Alameda Point, formerly known as the East Gate. The proposal seeks approval to solicit qualified developers for two parcels totaling 150 acres that would bring 800 new homes and a major sales-tax generator.
The Planning Board took a first look Monday at a plan intended to blunt the traffic to and from Alameda Point. The Transportation Commission will offer its recommendation on the draft transportation demand management plan on April 23, and the City Council could approve it on May 19.
The U.S. Navy recently published a draft of its work plan for 37-acre industrial waste dump on the northwest corner of Alameda Point. Installation Restoration Site 1 operated from 1943 to 1956 and contains tons of waste. These included not only household wastes, but solvents, unexploded ordnance, flattened drums, engines, aircraft parts, heavy metals, radium and other radioactive wastes discarded from the Navy’s industrial aircraft repair operations.
There’s been a lot of news lately about the draft Alameda Point environmental impact report (EIR), especially its chapter on traffic. There hasn’t been a lot of news about the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Navy’s jointly issued final environmental assessment for Alameda Point and their traffic impact report for the planned military cemetery, columbarium, and outpatient medical clinic at Alameda Point.
A public hearing is scheduled next Monday evening, Jan. 6, in San Francisco to take comments on the proposed facility for the San Francisco Bay ferries at Alameda Point. At that time, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) Design Review Board will host its first hearing to determine if the project complies with its guidelines. These include ensuring maximum public shoreline access, preserving scenic views and enhancing the shoreline visual experience through appropriate design appearance.