A drone piloted by Alameda resident Zac Bowling captured the view of Alameda Point’s Site A, currently under construction. The former Navy jet that greeted visitors to the Alameda Naval Air Station’s East Gate appears in the green field halfway in the distance at left. Seaplane Lagoon lays just beyond. Building materials, recycled from the Navy base’s former structures await repurposing in the multi-use development. Site A is a 68-acre parcel adjacent to the Seaplane Lagoon. The development plan for the site was approved in 2015, allowing for 800 housing units with 25 percent affordable. Site A is part of the larger Town Center and Waterfront planning area that was approved in 2014.
Navy about to transfer another large piece of former air station to city
The City of Alameda is conducting a public tour at Seaplane Lagoon to celebrate the second phase of land conveyed from the Navy Saturday, July 23. The purpose of the tour is to learn about future development plans and to take in the beautiful waterfront.
The City of Alameda became the new owner of Seaplane Lagoon at Alameda Point on April 13. The lagoon came from the Navy with a new condition that exceeds normal protocols for dredging in San Francisco Bay.
The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) announced two East Bay firms have been pegged to design and construct an operation and maintenance facility at Alameda Point. Overaa Construction of Richmond and Power Engineering Construction of Alameda will be tasked with building the Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility.
Wharves, shoreline to be made available to Alameda
The City Council is set to approve a resolution that would allow the city to accept phase two of the conveyance agreement that the city negotiated with the United States Navy. Phase two comprises 183.44 acres of land at Alameda Point: nine parcels with 29.83 acres of uplands and two parcels with 153.61 acres of submerged land.
Visitors to Alameda Point have been surprised to find a whale swimming in Seaplane Lagoon. The animal was first spotted on May 26, according to the Sausalito-based Marine Mammal Center. The center began monitoring the whale the next day. Researchers at the center report that the whale is an adult female humpback.
In June 2015, Alameda Point Partners (APP) got the green light from the City Council to proceed with the development of a 68-acre site at Alameda Point. The property, known as Site A, extends from the old East Gate of the Naval Air Station at Main Street and today’s Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway to Seaplane Lagoon.
A representative from the city of Alameda will discuss details of the proposed Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal plan in front of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) next Tuesday, June 7.
Alameda Point CEO Jennifer Ott will lead a collaborative that includes a representative from the Water Emergency Transportation Authority and two marine design teams, to give a presentation about the project in front of BCDC’s design review board.
Two crucial meetings are scheduled to take place this week regarding the future of the proposed ferry terminal at the Seaplane Lagoon at Alameda Point. The ferry will provide commuters an additional option for public transit service from Alameda Point to San Francisco.