Alameda Sun: Back to Basics: the New Face of AlPo [Alameda Point], December 9, 2010


The city hosted its final "Moving Forward at the Point" meeting Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the O Club on Alameda Point. Many came away from these meetings with a set of very basic principles that they felt that city staff should adhere to while "moving forward."

Some expressed the notion that rather than placing the focus on developing new housing, as the previous developer had planned to do, the city should look first at commercial and light-industrial development.

Attendees encouraged the city to look at long-term leases that would encourage businesses to stay and make improvements. These business-funded improvements would reduce the city's infrastructure expenses and create a stable and productive use of land at the Point.