Alameda Community News Project: City Council to consider new development strategy for Alameda Point, March 20, 2012


The City Council is set tonight to consider a proposed development strategy for Alameda Point, most of which is expected to be in the city’s hands by the end of this year.

City officials want to divide the Point property into three separate areas – two commercial, one residential – that they would prepare for reuse and development, a departure from earlier efforts to get developers to do that work instead. They’re saying the new strategy would offer the city more certainty and control over development at the Point, and could expedite development efforts there.

“Two times, the city went to a developer to entitle the property. That didn’t work, even in good times,” City Manager John Russo said during an update to school board and City Council members on Monday.