Alameda Journal: Print Email Planning Board to consider waterfront plan for Alameda Point, April 23, 2014


The new ferry terminal would be located near the end of Pacific Avenue, where it would be designed to limit travel time for ferries within the lagoon. The terminal would also be located away from the lagoon's northeastern edge, where spots for kayaking, small boat landings and a marina are proposed, according to City Planner Andrew Thomas.

The lagoon's northern edge would serve as a large public open space, while public water uses would become less intense and more passive near its western edge, which is close to the endangered Least Tern colony on federal property.

The draft plan also includes guidelines for the placement and height of new buildings within the area's historic district, such as limiting the height of any new building to the height of the existing former aircraft hangars, and using simple and clean forms for the design of any new structure so that it reflects the industrial character of other existing buildings.