City of Alameda Press Release: Alameda Point Final Environmental Impact Report Now Available for Public Reading, December 24, 2013
The Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Alameda Point provides an evaluation of the potential environmental impacts that may be expected as the result of the redevelopment and reuse of Alameda Point, consistent with the City’s General Plan and Reuse Plan. The Final EIR is an informational document; it does not approve or deny the project, it provides important information that must be considered. It informs the community, the Planning Board, and the City Council before any final decisions or any final actions are made on the Alameda Point project.
The Final EIR consists of the Draft EIR and the Response to Comments on the Draft EIR document (both of which can be found below). The Draft EIR was released on September 3, 2013. The 48-day comment period started on September 4, 2013 and ended on October 21, 2013. Additionally, there were two (2) public hearings held at City Hall where Alamedans provided live comments on Monday, September 9, 2013 and September 25, 2013. At the close of the comment period, the City compiled all the comments, revised the analysis, responded to the comments received, and then prepared the Final EIR.
Staff is recommending that the Planning Board hold a final public hearing on January 13, 2014 and pass the draft resolutions and draft ordinance recommending that the City Council certify the Final EIR and approve the draft General Plan amendment, Zoning Ordinance amendment, and draft Master Infrastructure Plan. It is anticipated that the final City Council public hearing on these documents will be held on February 4, 2014.
The Final EIR is comprised of two large documents. While it is available, in chapters, on the City’s website at http://alamedaca.gov/alameda-point/eir, some people may find it too cumbersome to read online. Hence, the City is providing hard copies for public reading at the following locations across Alameda: