Alameda Journal: Alameda: Planning Board to consider draft EIR for Alameda Point, September 5, 2013


ALAMEDA -- The Planning Board will gather public input Monday on a draft Environmental Impact Report that reviews the effects of redeveloping Alameda Point with homes, businesses and open space.

City officials are considering building 1,425 homes and about 5.5 million square feet of commercial and business space at the former U.S. Navy base.

Parks and trails, a waterfront promenade and a 44-acre sports complex near the Oakland-Alameda Estuary that would include ball fields and swimming pools are also proposed.

The draft EIR looks at the environmental impact of the plans and what can be done to mitigate any negative effects, such as possibly increased traffic in the city's West End. The document also looks at the impact of tweaking the proposals, including building more or fewer homes, as well as the impact of no redevelopment and leaving Alameda Point as it is.