Alameda Journal: City Council to consider leases at Alameda Point, March 27, 2014


Ott is recommending the council approve the lease, which also calls for Navigator Systems to pay for utilities.

The company is an "incubator environment" that provides facilities for designers, craft workers, artists, engineers, and musical instrument restoration specialists, as well as for light artisanal manufacturing, according to city officials.

The 31,394-square-foot building that houses Navigator Systems is near what's known as the Seaplane Lagoon at the former military base and was once used to test jet engines.

The council will also consider Tuesday a lease at Alameda Point for Makani Power, a wind power company owned by Google.

Google currently rents 16,888 square feet at 2175 Monarch St. While the company wishes to continue renting the spot, the lease would allow it to also take over 110,581 square feet at 1050 West Tower Ave.

The rent would range from $55,205 to $62,134 over the six-year lease, which includes five three-year options for renewal.