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File #: 2013-323   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Planning Board
On agenda: 11/13/2013
Title: Public Hearing to Review and Comment on the Draft Alameda Point Zoning Ordinance Amendment
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1, 2. Exhibit 2, 3. Exhibit 3
Title

Public Hearing to Review and Comment on the Draft Alameda Point Zoning Ordinance Amendment

Body

CITY OF ALAMEDA
Memorandum

To: Honorable President and
Members of the Planning Board

From: Andrew Thomas
City Planner

Date: November 13, 2013

Re: Public Hearing to Review and Comment on the Draft Alameda Point Zoning Ordinance Amendment
BACKGROUND

In June of 2013, the United States Navy (Navy) conveyed 510 acres of land at the former Naval Air Station Alameda (NAS Alameda) for redevelopment and reuse consistent with the City of Alameda General Plan and 1996 NAS Alameda Community Reuse Plan ("Reuse Plan"). The total area at NAS Alameda to be conveyed to the City for reuse and development is 878 acres, commonly referred to as Alameda Point.

Reuse and redevelopment of Alameda Point in a manner that implements the City of Alameda General Plan and Reuse Plan require that the City amend the zoning for the property. Currently Alameda Point is zoned M-2/G (General Industry/Government Overlay) to reflect the Navy's prior industrial uses. The existing zoning is not in conformance with the City of Alameda General Plan or with the community's vision for the land as articulated in the Reuse Plan and the 2013 Conceptual Planning Guide for Alameda Point.

In 2012, the City Council gave direction to pursue a phased approach to the zoning and development planning for Alameda Point. The first phase includes a rezoning of the entire base to reflect the basic arrangement of sub-areas, land uses, and improvements envisioned in the General Plan.

The base-wide zoning amendment provides a basis for City decision-making regarding private and public reinvestment in Alameda Point and a foundation for later, more detailed, and more expensive planning efforts, for key sub-districts. For example, the "Waterfront Town Center" and "Main Street Neighborhood" sub-areas will require additional, detailed development standards. Th...

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