Memo from Chief Operating Officer - Alameda Point and Assistant Community Development Director to Planning Board regarding Design Review for Block 11, Block 8, and Phase 1 Waterfront Park at Alameda Point Site A, February 22, 2016


1. Block 11 Design Review Plans
2. Phase 1 Waterfront Park Design Review Plans
3. Block 8 Design Review Plans
4. Block 11 Draft Resolution
5. Phase 1 Waterfront Park Draft Resolution
6. Block 8 Draft Resolution



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 project proponents, Alameda Point Partners (APP) and their teams of architects and design professionals, have been designing the buildings and site improvements for Block 11, Block 8 and the Phase 1 Waterfront Park. The three sites are outlined in black above. The work has been informed and directed by a Planning Board subcommittee (Zuppan, Burton, and Vice President Koster) and public Planning Board study sessions on December 14, 2015 and January 11, 2016. The plans for Block 11 and the Waterfront Park were reviewed by the Historical Advisory Board on January 5, 2016, and the plans for the park were reviewed by the Recreation and Parks Commission on January 28, 2016.

At this time, the Subcommittee and staff have completed its work on the Design Review plans for Block 11, Block 8, and the Phase 1 Waterfront Park. However, City staff and APP’s design consultants are still working on the final storm water and water quality design details (required by regional “C-3” water quality requirements), which must be completed before the Planning Board approves the three design review applications. Therefore, staff is requesting that the Planning Board:

1. Provide final direction and input on the final design options for the public waterfront “naked” street in front of Block 11. (See discussion on page 4 of this report and Page 7 of Exhibit 1)

2. Confirm understanding and support of the flood protection and sea-level rise strategy for the public Phase 1 Waterfront Park. (See discussion on page 8 of this report and Exhibit 2)

3. Endorse the architectural and landscape design plans for Block 11, Block 8 and the Phase 1 Waterfront Park as shown in Exhibits 1, 2, and 3.

4. Continue final action on the three Design Review resolutions (Exhibits 4, 5, and 6) until March 14, 2016 to give staff time to confirm the final “C-3” water quality design details.