Memo from City Manager to City Council Regarding Status Report on Site A Development at Alameda Point, February 17, 2015



On November 18, 2014, the City Council approved an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) with Alameda Point Partners (APP), the potential developer for a 68-acre mixed-use development site at Alameda Point (Site A) consistent with the Waterfront Town Center Plan. 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. On January 20, 2015, City staff and APP presented the terms of the ENA and an initial development concept for Site A to the City Council. That meeting began an intensive community process that includes 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 1).

The terms in the ENA with APP require that Site A development: create upfront traffic mitigating transit infrastructure, such as dedicated bus rapid transit lanes and a new ferry terminal, to Alameda Point concurrent with the initial phase of development; construct certain utilities to serve the entire Alameda Point property thereby catalyzing employment uses in the adjacent adaptive reuse and enterprise areas; and fund near-term sports fields and waterfront park amenities for the entire Alameda community.

This staff report provides more detailed information on the development concept that was provided to City Council in January, offers initial responses to the comments made by the City Council at the January public hearing, and provides a summary of the status of the public outreach process and major feedback received from members of the community since the January 20th meeting.