Memo from City Manager to City Council Regarding Public Hearing to consider rezoning certain property bounded by Mosely Avenue and Singleton Street at the Former Naval Air Station, June 16, 2015
SUMMARY: Public Hearing to consider rezoning certain property bounded by Mosely Avenue and Singleton Street at the Former Naval Air Station.
Public Hearing to Consider Introduction of Ordinance Amending Alameda Municipal Code ("AMC") Section 30-4.17 G, Special Government Combining District and Zoning Map to Ensure Consistency between the City of Alameda Municipal Code and Zoning Map and the NAS Alameda Reuse Plan for 37.36 Acres of Federal Property Located on Singleton Street at the Former Naval Air Station. Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15162, No Further Environmental Review is Required. (Community Development 481005)
On March 10, 2015, the City Council held a public hearing to discuss the links between the City of Alameda housing plans, State-mandated density bonus provisions, and transportation capacity and plans. At the meeting, the City Council asked staff to identify potential zoning changes to reduce the housing capacity in the Northern Waterfront given that the City has over 1,800 units under construction or in the planning pipeline, including 800 units at Alameda Point, which in total exceeds the City's Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) for the 2015-2023 planning period.
On May 11, 2015, the Planning Board held a public hearing and unanimously approved a resolution recommending that the City Council adopt an ordinance to amend AMC section 30-4.17 G, Special Government Combining District, and amend the zoning map to apply the G, Special Government Combining District, to approximately 37.36 acres on Singleton Street on the former Naval Air Station (NAS Alameda) referred to as "North Housing" in the Housing Element.
The recommended zoning text and map amendments limit the maximum number of units on the North Housing property to 435 units, which is consistent with the NAS Alameda Community Reuse Plan (Community Reuse Plan). The proposed zoning amendment reduces the housing capacity in the Northern Waterfront area by approximately 800 units.