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File #: 2016-3071 (20 minutes)   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/19/2016
Title: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Resolution Approving the Site A Phase 1 Subdivision Tentative Map Tract 8336 for 12 Parcels, including for Condominium Purposes on Lots 2 and 3, on 21.35 Acres of Land at Alameda Point. [PLN15-0570; Applicant: Alameda Point Partners. A Proposed Tentative Map Application to Implement the Alameda Point Master Infrastructure Plan and Site A Development Plan]. (Base Reuse 819099)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Subdivision Tentative Map, 2. Resolution, 3. Resolution - REVISED

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Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Resolution Approving the Site A Phase 1 Subdivision Tentative Map Tract 8336 for 12 Parcels, including for Condominium Purposes on Lots 2 and 3, on 21.35 Acres of Land at Alameda Point. [PLN15-0570; Applicant:  Alameda Point Partners.  A Proposed Tentative Map Application to Implement the Alameda Point Master Infrastructure Plan and Site A Development Plan]. (Base Reuse 819099)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: Jill Keimach, City Manager

Re: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Resolution for the Site A Phase 1 Tentative Subdivision Map Application at Alameda Point: PLN15-0570 - Site A Phase 1 Subdivision at Alameda Point - Applicant:  Alameda Point Partners.  A Proposed Tentative Map Application for a 12-Parcel Subdivision on 21.35 Acres, including for Condominium Purposes on Lots 2 and 3, to Implement the Alameda Point Master Infrastructure Plan and Site A Development Plan

 

BACKGROUND

 

In June 2015, the City Council unanimously approved the Site A Development Plan and a Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) with the private developer, Alameda Point Partners (APP), 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 Seaplane Lagoon. 

 

Since the City Council action on the Site A Development Plan and DDA, APP and its team of architects, engineers, and design professionals obtained design review approval for Blocks 11 and 8 and the Phase 1 Waterfront Park on March 14, 2016, and design review approval for Blocks 6, 7, and 10 on June 27, 2016.  On June 27, 2016, City staff also requested that the Planning Board provide final review of the Phase 1 Tentative Map, but not take final action until July 11, 2016 so that staff could have more time to make edits to the conditions of approval.  On July 11, 2016, City staff is recommending that the Planning Board approve the Phase 1 Tentative Map for Site A, which is necessary to allow the commencement of construction of the public infrastructure, streets, parks and approved buildings substantially consistent with the Site A Development Plan, DDA, Alameda Point Zoning Ordinance, Alameda Point Waterfront Town Center Plan (Town Center Plan), the Master Infrastructure Plan for Alameda Point (MIP) and Alameda Municipal Code.  If the Planning Board does not approve the Phase 1 Tentative Map at the July 11th meeting, the recommended action this evening will be postponed.  In June, APP also obtained demolition permits to begin the construction process for Site A.

 

DISCUSSION

APP has prepared a draft Tentative Map for Phase 1 of the Site A development (Phase 1 Tentative Map) (Exhibit 1).  Phase 1 of the Site A Development Plan comprises approximately 30 acres of the 68-acre Site A property. Approximately 14 of the acres within Phase 1 are for residential and commercial development accommodating 600 housing units, approximately seven acres are for public parks, and approximately nine acres are for public streets.

 

The Phase 1 Tentative Map creates 12 lots on 21.35 acres and a right-of-way for the public streets within Phase 1.  Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 12  are designed to accommodate the proposed buildings approved or under review by the Planning Board from the Site A Development Plan: Block 6 (Lot 2), Block 7 (Lot 3), Block 8 (Lots 4 and 12), Block 9 (Lot 5), Block 10 (Lot 6), and Block 11 (Lot 7).   Lots 9, 10 and 11 are for the three blocks for the neighborhood park and Lot 8 is for the waterfront park.  

 

The Phase 1 Tentative Map includes a condominium subdivision for Blocks 6 and 7 to provide for the sale of the 64 townhomes on Block 6 and the 60 townhomes on Block 7 consistent with the Site A Development Plan.  The Phase 1 Tentative Map also establishes the rights-of-way for the public streets, including the reconstruction and re-alignment of West Atlantic Avenue from Main Street to the Seaplane Lagoon. The street design is based upon the requirements of the Town Center Plan and the Site A Development Plan.  The draft Resolution of approval for the Tentative Map is attached.

 

In conclusion, staff finds that the Phase 1 Tentative Map is:

 

                     Consistent with the General Plan, Alameda Point Zoning District, Town Center Plan, and the Site A Development Plan; and

 

                     Necessary to implement the Site A Development Plan and DDA, which includes provision of significant park, utility and transportation infrastructure, affordable housing, retail amenities, and commercial jobs.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE AND COMMENTS

 

Property owners, tenants of the subject parcels, and residents within 300 feet of the project’s boundaries were notified of the public hearing and given the opportunity to review the proposal. 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

 

On February 4, 2014, the City of Alameda certified the Alameda Point Final EIR in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The Final EIR evaluated the environmental impacts of redevelopment and reuse of the lands at Alameda Point consistent with the Town Center Plan, which included Site A. No further review is required for this review of the project designs. 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

There is no financial impact to the General Fund or Base Reuse Fund budgets.

 

MUNICIPAL CODE/POLICY DOCUMENT CROSS REFERENCE

 

These actions are consistent with the approved General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Town Center Plan, MIP, Site A Development Plan, and DDA.

 

RECOMMENDATION

Hold a public hearing and adopt the Resolution recommending City Council approval of the Site A Phase 1 Tentative Subdivision Map Application: PLN15-0570 - Site A Phase 1 Subdivision at Alameda Point - Applicant:  Alameda Point Partners.  A Proposed Tentative Map Application for a 12-Parcel Subdivision on 21.35 Acres, including for Condominium Purposes on Lots 2 and 3, to Implement the Alameda Point Master Infrastructure Plan and Site A Development Plan.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Jennifer Ott, Base Reuse Director

 

Financial Impact section reviewed,

Elena Adair, Finance Director

 

Exhibit:

1.                     Site A Phase 1 Tentative Map