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File #: 2016-2437   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Planning Board
On agenda: 1/11/2016
Title: Planning Board Workshop on Alameda Point Site A Design Review for Waterfront Park
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1

Planning Board Workshop on Alameda Point Site A Design Review for Waterfront Park


To: President and
Members of the Planning Board

From: Jennifer Ott, Chief Operating Officer - Alameda Point
Andrew Thomas, Assistant Community Development Director

Date: January 11, 2016


In June 2015, the City Council unanimously approved the "Site A" Development Plan for a 68-acre area within Alameda Point that extends generally from the Main Street entrance to Alameda Point to the Seaplane Lagoon and the eastern edge of the Naval Air Station Alameda Historic District (Historic District). The Site A Development Plan (shown below) includes a waterfront park on the Seaplane Lagoon.

Since the City Council action on the Development Plan, the project proponents, Alameda Point Partners (APP), have been working with their design consultants, park planners, a Planning Board Subcommittee, and City staff to prepare detailed designs for the first phase of the waterfront park. The Illustrative Site Plan (page 8 of the Site A Development Plan) is shown above and the remainder of the document, including the open space drawings on pages 33-49, can be found at The Site A Development Plan commits $36 million to parks and open spaces, including an initial phase of the regional sports complex, neighborhood and community parks, 7.2 acres of waterfront promenades and parks along the Seaplane Lagoon, which require expensive shoreline and flood protection improvements.

On December 14, 2015, the Planning Board held a study session to review the initial designs for the first building to be designed on Block 11 and the adjacent shared plaza. The western portions of the Block 11 building and portions of the shared plaza are located immediately to the north of the proposed waterfront park.

The waterfront park is located on the northern edge ...

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