I think that it’s important to get the word out that one of Alameda’s most recognized locations is in danger of being bulldozed and replaced by high-density townhomes and condominiums. I’m talking about the Alameda Marina.
With changes in zoning implemented in 2012, a large part of the waterfront in Alameda that faces the Estuary was re-zoned from “light industrial” to “mixed use.” “Mixed use” allows retail, residential, light industrial and commercial properties. Since around 1965, the Alameda Marina has been a recreational centerpiece of the Northern Waterfront.
The Park Street Bridge remains completely closed to pedestrians, bicycle and motor vehicles from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday until Thursday, Aug. 13. A detour will rout vehicles over the Fruitvale Bridge.
The closures will also affect vessel traffic on the estuary; large vessels that need both the bridge’s leaves open will be required to provide at least two hours’ advance notice.