Memo from City Manager to City Council Regarding: Recommendation to Approve Evaluation Criteria for Alameda Point Development Proposals. (Base Reuse 819099), November 5, 2013


Now that the City owns significant portions of Alameda Point, the City is focused on facilitating near-term construction at Alameda Point, which has the potential of generating thousands of jobs, millions of dollars in tax revenue and over a thousand housing units, which will result in important economic, environmental, social and health benefits to the City and region. In the interest of commencing near-term development at Alameda Point, the City is preparing for City Council consideration in early 2014 a comprehensive zoning ordinance amendment (Zoning Amendment) and associated General Plan Amendments, a Town Center and Waterfront Precise Plan (Town Center Plan), a Master Infrastructure Plan (MIP), and an environmental impact report (EIR) for Alameda Point (collectively, Planning Approvals).

As the property owner of much of the Alameda Point property, the City Council also must decide how it will dispose and develop property. Staff presented its strategy for disposition of the Alameda Point property to the City Council and Planning Board on September 25, 2013. At that meeting, members of the City Council and Planning Board requested that staff propose criteria that will help staff and the City Council review and evaluate the merits of individual development proposals over the next several years. City staff discussed proposed evaluation criteria with the City Council at its October 15, 2013 meeting. Based on discussion at that meeting, staff asked that the City Council email staff with any additional criteria to be considered at a future meeting. Staff is recommending that the City Council discuss the suggested additions and approve the final criteria this evening.