Memo from Assistant Community Development Director and Base Reuse Director to Planning Board Regarding Public Hearing to Consider: Block 7 Design Review, Block 6 Design Review, Block 10 Design Review and Use Permit, and Site A Phase 1 ..., June 27, 2016
1. Block 6 Design Review Plans
2. Resolution of Approval and Conditions for Block 6 Design Review
3. Block 7 Design Review Plans
4. Resolution of Approval and Conditions for Block 7 Design Review
5. Block 10 Design Review Plans
6. Resolution of Approval and Conditions for Block 10 Design Review
7. Phase 1 Tentative Map
8. Illustration of West Atlantic Avenue Street Design
9. Resolution of Approval and Conditions for Phase 1 Tentative Map
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).
Since the City Council action on the Development Plan, the Planning Board and the project proponent, Alameda Point Partners (APP) and its team of architects and design professionals have completed the Design Review for Block 11, Block 8 and the Phase 1 Waterfront Park, which were all approved on March 14, 2016. Since the March hearing, the Planning Board has held public study sessions to review the design of Block 6, Block 7 and Block 10. These study sessions were held on January 25, 2016, April 11, 2016 and May 23, 2016. In June, APP applied for demolition permits to begin the construction process for Site A.
At this time, staff is recommending:
1. Approval of Design Review for the residential Blocks 6;
2. Approval of Design Review for residential Block 7; and
3. Approval of Design Review and Use Permit for the commercial Block 10.
Staff has also included the draft resolution and 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, for Planning Board and community review. Staff is requesting that the Planning Board continue final consideration of the Tentative Map until July 11, 2016 to give time for the applicant and staff to work through the final conditions of approval and design details.