Alameda Journal: City begins process of creating draft EIR for Alameda Point, January 31, 2013


ALAMEDA -- Multifamily housing to revitalize Alameda Point and a guarantee that any toxins will be cleaned up before people live and work there were among the issues that emerged when the Planning Board began considering Monday what a draft Environmental Impact Report for the area should contain.

The process to create the draft EIR will take a year before it eventually goes before the City Council for final certification.

Housing advocates called for the document to include the impact of building up to 4,500 housing units -- the same number that developer Suncal Companies once proposed for the former U.S. Navy base --during Monday's hearing, when the board also heard about proposed zoning changes for the site.