ABC News: Hearing held on redevelopment of former navy base, January 28, 2013


ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Alameda Planning Board will hold a hearing tonight to get input from the public on the city's plans to redevelop a former Navy base now known as Alameda Point.

Alameda Planning Services Manager Andrew Thomas said the city lost 16,000 military and civilian jobs when the Alameda Naval Air Station closed in 1997, and the city's primary thrust is trying to create thousands of permanent jobs as well as thousands of temporary construction jobs.

He said the city is planning a mixed-use development that will include housing at Alameda Point, which has 878 acres of uplands and 1,229 acres of submerged lands for a total of 2,107 acres