The city invites the public to visit the southwest shoreline of Alameda Point at 3:30 p.m., next Monday, Oct. 26. The area was an environmental cleanup area known as Site 2 and includes wetlands and a covered landfill.
The visit offers an opportunity to see first-hand a normally off-limits scenic part of Alameda Point on property that belongs to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Meet at City Hall West, 950 W. Mall Square at Alameda Point.
The city is not providing a bus. Transportation to the site is by carpooling only.
Alameda Point is at a significant cross-road, and so is the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC). APC was established in 1999 through a special federal homeless accommodation process. Over the last 16 years we have been successfully working to end homelessness by providing housing and services to create a community where formerly homeless families and individuals can flourish. At any given time we are serving almost 500 individuals, including almost 300 children and youth.
The city of Alameda announced recently that a new website is available to help keep residents and other interested parties informed about the development of Site A at Alameda Point.
Developer Alameda Point Partners has launched www.alamedapointpartners.com. The site presents detailed information on the project, including ways to get involved and how to stay informed of the latest news and activities.
Alameda City Planner Andrew Thomas’ letter to the editor (“City planner responds,” April 30) is disingenuous and borders on ludicrous. In a carefully worded statement, Thomas states that the City Council, Planning Board, and Alameda Point Environmental Impact Report (EIR) “did not say” at multiple public hearings “that the redevelopment of Alameda Point would result in only one car.” Far from producing the “Oh, OK then!” reaction he undoubtedly wanted, this declaration simply begs the question: Why not?
On Sunday, April 19, Vice Mayor Frank Matarrese drove to the shoreline on the west side of the Seaplane Lagoon. Within minutes of arrival he was ordered to leave the area by Alameda Point security. He was not alone. Anyone visiting the area, which is designated as a future naturalized park on planning maps, was subject to the same experience.
The Alameda Point Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) welcomed Mayor Trish Spencer to its Feb. 8 meeting. Spencer has attended RAB meetings in the past, as an interested member of the Alameda community. This visit, however, marked not only her first visit as mayor, but the only visit from any Alameda mayor in at least a decade.
The city is hosting a pair of meetings to update the community on its plans for Alameda Point and Clement Avenue.
The city invites the public to Callahan’s Piano, 1800 Ferry Point, to see and discuss plans for Site A. This confab will be held Thursday, Jan. 29. There is no formal presentation; the community can stop by anytime between 6 and 8 p.m.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officially took ownership of 624 acres of Alameda Point on Monday. The VA hopes to transform the land into a new, one-stop medical and benefits center, a national cemetery and a wildlife preserve.