Alameda Journal: Council OKs 'Waterfront Town Center,' July 30, 2014


After more than two years and a host of public meetings, the City Council has given final approval to a plan that lays out a mixed-use "Waterfront Town Center" at Alameda Point, a move that it hopes will help jump-start the area's overall redevelopment.

The 150 acres around what's known as the Seaplane Lagoon at the former U.S. Navy base will become a "retail, recreational, entertainment, and transit center," according to the document, which the council greenlighted on July 15.

Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway will provide the main gateway into the area, where a ferry terminal, waterfront promenades and paths for walking and cycling are planned.