What is happening with the Veterans Affairs project?

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In an effort to consolidate and improve its Northern California service to veterans, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is planning a new state-of-the-art outpatient clinic and offices at Alameda Point. The facilities will be adjacent to the area designated by the city as a Nature Reserve. A columbarium is also proposed as part of this project.

Total estimated cost to complete the project is $230 million. It will include a new roadway and underground infrastructure from the old Main Gate on the north side of Alameda Point, along West Redline Avenue, and out to the site on the runway area.

Transfer of the land from the Navy to the VA took place in 2014. As of May 2021, no commencement date for construction work has been announced. The VA currently has funding of over $100 million.