Memo from Assistant Community Development Director to Planning Board Regarding Development Plan, Design Review and Use Permit (PLN16-0468) for Building 8 on Alameda Point located at 2350 Saratoga Street, October 24, 2016
1. Building 8 Development Plan, Design Review Plans and Use Permit Statement of Intent
2. Historic Preservation Memorandum from Christopher VerPlanck
3. Draft Resolution of Approval and Conditions for Building 8
On April 5, 2016, the Alameda City Council approved a lease with purchase option with Alameda Point Redevelopers, LLC, the project applicant, for 4.07 acres of property at Alameda Point. The property includes the 270,000-square-foot, four-story Building 8 at 2350 Saratoga Street at Alameda Point. Building 8 is a contributor to the Naval Air Station Alameda (NAS Alameda) Historic District (Historic District), and it has been vacant since the Navy’s departure in 1996. The applicant is proposing to invest approximately $26.5 million to restore the building. The applicant’s project description, building and site plans and proposed uses are shown in Exhibit 1.
The project applicant is proposing to rehabilitate and adaptively reuse the building for approximately 83,420 square feet of commercial and light industrial maker uses on the ground floor and up to 88 Work/Live units on the second and third floors and a small 4,000-square-foot penthouse, and a 36,000-square-foot outdoor deck on the fourth floor.
The site is zoned AP-AR (Alameda Point, Adaptive Reuse). The AR Zoning District allows a variety of residential, commercial, retail, restaurants, industrial and other uses by right and also allows Work/Live spaces and bar/taverns subject to a Conditional Use Permit.
The applicant is requesting approval of a Development Plan, Design Review, and Use Permit from the Planning Board. On October 6, 2016, the Historical Advisory Board (HAB) approved a Certificate of Approval for the proposed changes to the building and found that the proposed changes were consistent with the Secretary of Interior Standards for the rehabilitation of historic structures.