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Homes Demolished at Point

Mar 15,2016

The demolition of 16 former Navy apartment buildings at Alameda Point has begun. On Jan. 5, the City Council awarded a $547,000 contract to Asbestos Management Group of Oakland. The buildings are on Orion Street, West Tower Avenue, Stardust Place and Pearl Harbor Road.

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United States Navy  January rains filled the Navy’s new seasonal wetland on the northwest shoreline corner of Alameda Point. The welcome precipitation also fostered growth of newly planted native grass seed on the surrounding soil.

Navy Adds Wetlands, Grasslands to Point

Mar 03,2016

The Navy’s cleanup program has not only removed toxic substances from below ground, it has dramatically improved some of the above-ground environment by creating new native grassland and wetlands.

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Photos courtesy City of Alameda  The San Francisco skyline is visible in the background of this architect’s rendering of Block 11 at Alameda Point.

Planning to Discuss Key Point Elements

Feb 16,2016

The Planning Board and the public will have a chance to review and comment on three key elements of Site A at the board’s Monday, Feb. 22 meeting: Block 8, Block 11 and the parks.

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Richard Bangert Photo. Alameda Point’s resident harbor seals could have a new home designed just for them as early as April.

Harbor Seals’ Dock, Depot Plans on Track

Jan 07,2016

The Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is aiming for the delivery of a new dock for harbor seals at Alameda Point as early as April, ahead of the start of construction of its new ferry maintenance facility this summer.

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City of Alameda - Roofs on new buildings planned for Alameda Point will be able to handle solar panels. It remains unclear whether the panels will be installed.

Rooftop Solar Panels Uncertain at Point

May 14,2015

More than 24 new residential and commercial buildings are proposed for construction at the 68-acre Site A project at Alameda Point, which was approved unanimously by the Planning Board Monday. All the buildings will be solar ready.

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Courtesy photo Members of Saildrone prepare their craft on Ballena Bay. They hope to deploy Saildrones off the California coast later this year to study marine life and collect data.

Cutting Edge at the Point

Mar 27,2014

Engineers developing self-sailing drone technology in warehouse space

Mechanical engineers Richard Jenkins and Daryl Owens are crafting the future at Alameda Point. Their company Saildrone designs and builds drones — not those that fly above us, but those that can sustain themselves on the open sea and that are capable of carrying payloads as heavy as 220 pounds. The design of the company’s 19-foot-long, 7-foot-wide vessels allows these drones to sail in shallow waters and through marine debris, enabling them to go where ships cannot. 

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