Planning Board

At a public hearing during Monday’s meeting, Alameda Point Partners (APP) asked the Planning Board to allow changes that would scale back both the building on Block 11 on Seaplane Lagoon and the adjacent Waterfront Plaza. 

At 5 p.m. Thursday, June 20, the Planning Board will take its meeting on the road. The public is welcome to come along. The board will first host an open forum in the parking lot on Oak Street behind City Hall. Board members and the public will then visit four developments: Everett Commons at 2437 Everett St.; Mulberry at 2100 Clement Avenue; Littlejohn Commons at 1401 Buena Vista Ave. and Alameda Landing.


Architect Daniel Hoy is scheduled to appear before the Planning Board next Monday, representing property owners Sam and Michelle Koka. According to a report City Planner Henry Dong submitted the last time the Koka’s project was before the board in November 2016, they propose to build an approximately 14,300-square-foot, three-story, mixed-use building on the southwest corner of Webster Street and Pacific Avenue. 

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.

Block 8 Plans
Block 8, which contains 128 apartments for low-income families and seniors, would stand on the north side of Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway (today’s West Atlantic Avenue). The senior building’s main entrance to senior housing would be immediately across the street from the A-7B Corsair II jet at today’s East Gate. 

Alameda residents will be able to review Master Plans for two Alameda developments for the first time at the Planning Board meeting this Monday, Jan. 25, at City Hall. The Planning Board will review plans for both the Block 10 area within Alameda Point’s Site A project and Encinal Terminals.

Two new hotel projects move forward

The Planning Board unanimously approved two hotel projects to move forward on the path to construction at its July 22 meeting. 

Nov. 26 meeting canceled, all agenda items rescheduled for Dec. 10

On Aug. 28, Harbor Bay Hospitality, LLC, with HGRA Architects submitted an application and design review to allow the construction of the Marriott Harbor Bay Residence Inn, a hotel and restaurant-cafe at 2900 Harbor Bay Parkway on the Esplanade next to the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal. 


The City of Alameda Planning Board has recommended that the zoning designation for a site housing a 78,000-square-foot former federal government facility on Central Avenue be amended to create a wellness center for homeless seniors. The recommendation was made at the Monday, Oct. 8, Planning Board meeting.

At its May 29 meeting the Planning Board unanimously approved the Alameda Marina master plan and the adoption of the plan’s Environmental Impact (EIR); the vote was 5-0. Pacific Shops, Inc. owns the property, which consists of 27 acres of land. The City of Alameda owns the 17 acres of waterfront property, which it has leased to Pacific Shops, Inc. The combined properties are located on the north side of Clement Avenue bordered by Willow Street on the east and the Alameda Municipal Power offices on the west. 


The city is offering the public a chance to comment on the recently released citywide plan to provide more transportation options for Alamedans at upcoming public hearings in the council chambers.

Residents will have the opportunity to give city officials feedback on the initial draft of the city’s Transportation Choices Plan at the Planning Board Meeting on Sept. 25, at the transportation commission meeting on Sept. 27 and the City Council meeting on Oct. 17.