Parks and open space
The development will include 145 acres of parks and open space. (Source: Initiative sec. 2(q).)
What is not widely known is that SunCal has eliminated Alameda Point Park from the city’s General Plan in their initiative. Alameda Point Park was supposed to be a region-serving park on the western shore of Alameda Point in the Northwest Territories and is part of the official Community Reuse Plan approved in 1996.
Parks and open space in the mixed-used area do not make up for the elimination of a big park along the premier western shoreline.
By striking out Alameda Point Park from the General Plan, SunCal opens up the possibility of prime waterfront property being occupied by private recreational uses instead of public ones. Eliminating the park from the General Plan does not demonstrate a commitment to public parks and recreation.