Alameda is a mecca to the architectural historian, featuring homes and commercial structures spanning most major architectural movements since the mid-1800s.
The city recently became home to a property representing the next bold leap in construction — container architecture.
The new Big Discount Tire Pros shop incorporates 21 previously used shipping containers into its design. The company moved here from its former facility on Park Street, a historic brick-veneer structure dating back to the 1950s.
The City Council voted to uphold a Planning Board decision to terminate a conditional use permit prohibiting any future automotive repair and tire sales business to operate at 1200 Park St. during its July 18 meeting.
The Council voted to revoke Conditional Use Permit 88-36 4-1 with Councilmember Jim Oddie casting the sole opposing vote.