Memo from Chief Operating Officer, Alameda Point to Alameda Planning Board regarding Approval of Zoning Ordinance Amendment, General Plan Amendment, and Addendum for Alameda Point, May 14, 2012


On January 4, 2012, the Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority (ARRA) and the United States Navy (Navy) entered into a second amendment to the 2000 Economic Development Conveyance Memorandum of Agreement (EDC MOA), authorizing a no-cost conveyance of the 918-acre portion of the former Naval Air Station Alameda (NAS Alameda), commonly referred to as Alameda Point. Pursuant to the EDC MOA, it is expected that conveyance of significant portions of the Alameda Point property will occur during 2012.

Currently, the land is zoned M-2/G (General Industry/Government Overlay) to reflect the Navy’s prior industrial uses at Alameda Point. Once the land is conveyed to the City of Alameda, reuse and redevelopment of that land in a manner that implements the City of Alameda General Plan and 1996 NAS Alameda Community Reuse Plan (Reuse Plan) (collectively, Plans) will require that the City amend the zoning for the property.

The Plans envision a mix of employment, open space, recreational, residential, and retail uses at Alameda Point. To effectively guide and manage redevelopment of Alameda Point, the City will adopt a variety of zoning standards and requirements that may be used by future City decision makers and prospective Alameda Point business and developers to ensure that each area of Alameda Point is redeveloped in a manner that implements the community goals and values as articulated in the Plans.