Alameda Journal: Alameda Point developers to be sought, April 17, 2014


City officials are going forward with plans to ask developers to offer their qualifications for building homes and businesses on 150 acres at the former Alameda Naval Air Station, projects that they say could generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue.

The City Council unanimously approved the move Tuesday to solicit qualifications from those interested in redeveloping the two parcels at the former navy base now known as Alameda Point, as well as to require the successful candidates to enter into an exclusive negotiation agreement with the city.

One site totals 68 acres, would be a mix of at least 800 homes and retail space and is near what city officials call the Waterfront Town Center and the former Seaplane Lagoon.