File #: 2013-76   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/25/2013
Title: Provide Comments on the Disposition Strategy for Alameda Point. (Base Reuse 819099)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Map of Phase 1 Conveyance of Alameda Point, 2. Exhibit 2 - Draft Map of Alameda Point Zoning Sub-Districts, 3. Exhibit 3 - Map of Conveyance Phases for Alameda Point, 4. 2013-09-25 3-B Presentation, 5. 2013-09-25 3-B Presentation by Member Knox White
Provide Comments on the Disposition Strategy for Alameda Point. (Base Reuse 819099)
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

Honorable President and Members of the Planning Board

From: John A. Russo, City Manager

Re: Provide Comments on the Disposition Strategy for Alameda Point


The United States Navy (Navy) transferred approximately 1,379 acres of the Alameda Point property to the City of Alameda on June 4, 2013, which included 509 acres of land and 870 acres of submerged property (Exhibit 1). Now that the City owns significant portions of Alameda Point, the City is committed to the realistic and balanced development of Alameda Point, which has the potential of generating thousands of jobs, millions of dollars in tax revenue and over a thousand housing units. This will result in important environmental, economic, social and health benefits to the City and region. It is one of the best opportunities in the Bay Area for infill development. After nearly 20 years of discussions, public meetings, plans, visions, debates, and millions of public dollars spent on studies and data collection, the City is finally preparing for City Council consideration in early 2014 a comprehensive zoning ordinance amendment and associated General Plan Amendments, a Master Infrastructure Plan, a Town Center and Waterfront Precise Plan, and an environmental impact report (EIR) for Alameda Point (collectively, Planning Approvals).

The Planning Approvals will be consistent with the 1996 NAS Alameda Community Reuse Plan (Reuse Plan) in compliance with the City's no-cost economic development conveyance agreement with the Navy, which prescribes a development program that first and foremost emphasizes the replacement of the 14,000 jobs lost when the base closed. The development program includes approximately 5.5 million square feet of employment uses in existing and newly constructed buildings, 1,425 residential units, and over 25...

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