City staff announced that Alameda’s Economic Development Division helped new business and business expansion activities during 2017, to the tune of some 200,000 sq. ft. in new business activity in the city.
• Exelixis, a cancer drug developer, signed a 10-year lease for 110,783 square feet in two buildings at the Harbor Bay Business Park. The company has rights to expand into an additional 170,000 square feet as space becomes available.
The city has enacted a ban on Harbor Bay ferry riders parking their cars on residential streets near the terminal on Harbor Bay Parkway. The ban went into effect Tuesday.
City Council and homeowner associations near the ferry terminal — Headlands, Columbia and Harbor Bay Isle — approved a residential permit parking program for the Headlands and Columbia areas on Feb 21.