Alameda Journal: Planning Board to take up Alameda Point draft EIR, February 22, 2013


ALAMEDA -- The layout of streets at Alameda Point and a draft Environmental Impact Report to help guide the site's overall redevelopment will be on the agenda when the Planning Board meets Monday.

The board began gathering public comments on the scope of the draft EIR last month, when some people called for it to include the impact of additional housing and others said they were concerned about toxic cleanup and whether the former U.S. Navy base was safe.

City officials say they have decided to bring the draft EIR back before the Planning Board since the deadline to gather public comments is March 1, and because last month's meeting was not recorded and so the official record may not be accurate.