Memo from Chief Operating Officer - Alameda Point to Planning Board Regarding Public Workshop on Initial Site A Development Concept at Alameda Point, January 26, 2015
On November 18, 2014, the City Council approved an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) with Alameda Point Partners (APP), the preferred developer for a 68-acre mixed-use development site at Alameda Point (Site A) consistent with the Waterfront Town Center Plan (Attachment 1). The ENA requires that APP complete a Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) and a Development Plan for Site A before the end of the 6-month ENA period. As a result, this evening's meeting is part of an extensive community process that is anticipated to include monthly hearings before the City Council and Planning Board, meetings with other boards and commissions, stakeholder meetings and community open houses (outlined in greater detail in Attachment 2).
The terms in the ENA already agreed to by APP focus on Site A development bringing upfront transit infrastructure, such as dedicated bus rapid transit lanes and a new ferry terminal, to Alameda Point before any new development occurs; constructing utilities that serve the entire Alameda Point property that will catalyze employment uses in the adjacent adaptive reuse and enterprise areas; and funding near-term sports fields and waterfront park amenities for the entire Alameda community. This staff report also provides significant background information regarding the status of Site A, including the planning process leading up to Site A, the ENA and APP.
The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process for Site A that commenced in April 2013, and the selection of APP as the preferred developer for Site A, is the culmination of an extensive community planning process. Over the last two years, the Alameda community, City Council, Planning Board, and City staff worked together to prepare the necessary planning documents for Alameda Point (e.g., Zoning Amendment, Master Infrastructure Plan, Environmental Impact Report, Transportation Demand Management Plan, and Waterfront Town Center Plan) through a far-reaching planning process, including: