Memo from Base Reuse Director and Redevelopment Project Manager, Base Reuse to Planning Board Regarding Study Session to Provide Direction on Main Street Neighborhood Specific Plan Park and Street Network Alternatives and Key Development..., May 9 2016


Exhibits A:

1. Collaborating Partner’s Selected Site

2. Summary of Stakeholder Interviews

3. Alameda Point Zoning Map

4. Main Street Existing Conditions

5. Main Street Sub-Areas

6. Proposed Circulation Diagram

7. Alternative 1- Expanded Beehive

8. Alternative 2- Orion Way Linear Park

9. Alternative 3 - Central Gardens

10. Main Street Proposed Height Limits

As required by the Alameda Point Zoning District (Alameda Municipal Code 30-4.24), a specific plan for the Main Street Neighborhood at Alameda Point is required before new development can occur in the Sub-district.

On February 19, 2015, the City Council approved a contract with Urban Planning Partners (UPP) to draft a Specific Plan for the Main Street Neighborhood within Alameda Point (Main Street Plan) funded by a Metropolitan Transportation Commission grant of $250,000 and administered by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). The UPP team consists of the following partners:

• Urban Planning Partners: Land Use planning and policy lead

• Cultivate Studio: Project management, urban design and graphics lead

• Community Design + Architecture: Circulation and sustainability lead

• BAE Urban Economics: Financing and supportive housing lead

• Page & Turnbull: Historic preservation and adaptive reuse lead

• Sustainable Agriculture Education: Urban agriculture resources lead

The City’s key objectives for the Main Street planning process are:

• Build on prior studies and adopted plans to achieve consistency with the City’s vision, goals and implementation approach;

• Provide policy guidance for future development;

• Stitch the Main Street neighborhood into the larger Alameda Point Community;

• Lead a community and stakeholder outreach process that delivers clear direction to inform the planning process;

• Achieve a successful supportive housing component that integrates residents and structures into the new neighborhood;

• Address the components that are within the Naval Air Station (NAS) Alameda Historic District (Historic District);

• Design a walkable neighborhood that emphasizes pedestrian rather than the car; and

• Balance quality development with flexibility necessary to accommodate changing market and development scenarios.

This evening’s Planning Board meeting will serve as a public forum to review and receive comments on the main components of the Main Street Plan with the goal of identifying a preferred alternative to build the plan around. Based on feedback this evening, the consultants and staff will prepare the draft Main Street Plan and return to the Planning Board for further comments.