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.
On Tuesday, March 6, the City Council was scheduled to consider a change to the stalled development deal for Site A, the mixed-use project at Alameda Point. The proposed change would remove a restrictive condition governing the order in which construction happens.
On Wednesday, July 5, Alameda City Council considered an amendment to the Alameda Point Site A Plan, for the portion of Alameda Point currently under development. Alameda Point Partners and the City have created a solution that would maintain the integrity of the original development while delivering the need for housing.
The Planning Board is holding a workshop at 7 p.m., next Monday, Dec. 14, in the City Council Chambers to review plans for a portion of Site A. The workshop will present the architectural design and waterfront street plans for an essential element of the site at Alameda Point known as Block 11. The block fronts onto Seaplane Lagoon and a planned waterfront park near the Naval Air Museum and Wrightspeed. “Block 11 is located at the very heart of the Site A Development Plan and Alameda Point Waterfront Town Center planning area,” the city stated in a staff report.
Alameda Point is at a significant cross-road, and so is the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC). APC was established in 1999 through a special federal homeless accommodation process. Over the last 16 years we have been successfully working to end homelessness by providing housing and services to create a community where formerly homeless families and individuals can flourish. At any given time we are serving almost 500 individuals, including almost 300 children and youth.
The city of Alameda announced recently that a new website is available to help keep residents and other interested parties informed about the development of Site A at Alameda Point.
Developer Alameda Point Partners has launched www.alamedapointpartners.com. The site presents detailed information on the project, including ways to get involved and how to stay informed of the latest news and activities.
The city is hosting a pair of meetings to update the community on its plans for Alameda Point and Clement Avenue.
The city invites the public to Callahan’s Piano, 1800 Ferry Point, to see and discuss plans for Site A. This confab will be held Thursday, Jan. 29. There is no formal presentation; the community can stop by anytime between 6 and 8 p.m.